Hamlet Goes Business


Location: Browning Cinema, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

Hamlet Goes Business

Directed by Aki Kaurismaki. 86 minutes, (Not Rated).
Finnish language with English subtitles
35mm print courtesy of the Finnish Film Foundation

Finnish director Kaurismäki found the dark humor and satirical implications of yet another Hamlet transported to the modern business world. Set in a rubber duck factory, it makes all the “passions torn to tatters” seem slightly ridiculous while never missing an opportunity to skewer the business world.

The film will be introduced by Jill Godmilow, Professor in the Film, Television, and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. As an independent filmmaker focusing on feminist, gay, labor, and art issues, primarily in nonfiction formats, her recent films include Far from Poland, Waiting for the Moon, Roy Cohn/Jack Smith, What Farocki Taught and Lear ’87 Archive (Condensed). She teaches film production and critical studies courses.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, Shakespeare at Notre Dame and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Tickets: $6, $5 faculty/staff, $4 seniors, and $3 all students
Call 574-631-2800 or visit http://performingarts.nd.edu