Hamlet & Mike Sheridan live at Kronborg
1921 | 110 min
Come and enjoy an unparalleled total experience, when PIX, together with Hamletscenen and Cinemateket, presents the legendary silent film version of Shakespeare's Hamlet at the Danish prince's own castle, Kronborg in Elsinore. The music is delivered by one of today's greatest young composers, the DJ comet, Mike Sheridan, who is accompanying the great diva of silent film, Asta Nielsen, in her main role as the breath-takingly androgynous Hamlet. Sheridan is a genuine, hyper-musical wunderkind, who released his first EP as 13-year-old, and released the critically acclaimed album 'I Syv Sind' in 2008, which is filled with complex, electronic soundscapes, which you can easily imagine being played together with the classic, high-tension existentialist drama. The minimalist version of Hamlet is from 1921, directed by Sven Gade and told in a gothic-dramatic style, in the vein of Carl Th. Dreyer. When darkness falls on the castle's courtyard, the torches lit along the moat, and the film lights up the castle walls, it will interact provocatively and unpredictably with Mike Sheridan's dreamy sounds.