A Midwinter's Tale Movie Review 1995

Information and Film Reviews for A Midwinter's Tale the Movie

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Branagh assembles a largely unknown cast in this low-budget backstage saga about an out-of-work thesp, Joe Harper (Maloney), who assembles a shaggy crew of actors to stage an alternative "Hamlet" in a small English country church. The diverse cast squabble, stumble, and emote their way through rehearsals, finally pulling together for the big show. Funny and interesting performances manage to show through the dense and somewhat cliched script. Maloney's Joe, who exhibits the proper frustration of being forced to deal with amateurs and Sessions as a camp queen playing the Queen (Gertrude, that is) stand out.

Distribution

Sony Pictures Home Video, Sony Pictures Plz., 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232, Phone: (310)244-7306, Fax: (310)280-2485, URL: http://www.spe.sony.com, Remarks: Formerly Columbia Tristar Home Entertainment

Available on VHS
Running time 98 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Great Britain, Stagestruck, Behind the Scenes, Showbiz Comedies, Christmas
Screenplay
Kenneth Branagh
Cast
Michael Maloney, Richard Briers, Mark Hadfield, Nicholas Farrell, Gerard Horan, John Sessions, Celia Imrie, Hetta Charnley, Julia Sawalha, Joan Collins, Jennifer Saunders
Cinematography
Roger Lanser
Director
Kenneth Branagh
Music
Jimmy Yuill
Producer
David Barron, Midwinter Films, Tri-Star Pictures, Castle Rock Entertainment

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