Ophelia's flowers

Jørgen Leth, Denmark, 1968

7 min.DK/Experimental

A short film about the Nordic spring as a mental state. Ophelia gathers up her flowers and her shattered world into a bouquet of strange and beautiful visions. The spring is in full bloom round her incurable sorrow. The image in her visionary clarity cause reality to float. This - according to the director - is the essence of Ophelia's famous flower monologue, the scene in which she reveals her madness.
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Original title Ofelias blomster
Danish title Ofelias blomster
Keywords Experimental art, Spring, Hamlet, 1960-1969
Director Jørgen Leth
Screenplay Jørgen Leth, Ole John
Based on Efter William Shakespeares Ofelia-monolog fra "Hamlet".
Director of Photography Henning Camre, Ole John
Editor Niels Schwalbe
Sound Keld Hansen, Niels Ishøy
Production designer Per Kirkeby
Appearance Lene Adler Petersen
Production country Denmark
Production company Laterna Film
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
International sales
Technical info 200 meter, 35 mm, color, Sound
Danish theatrical release 19.08.1968
Cinemas Carlton vist som forfilm til Roman Polanskis "Vampyrernes nat"
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Laterna Film
Executive Producer Kortfilmrådet
With support from Filmfonden
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Jørgen Leth


Script Jørgen Leth
Script Ole John


Cinematography Henning Camre
Cinematography Ole John
Camera assistant Leif Hansen


Stills Vibeke Winding


Editing Niels Schwalbe

Production design

Production design Per Kirkeby


Wardrobe Ulla-Britt Söderlund


Sound Keld Hansen
Sound Niels Ishøy


Ofelia Lene Adler Petersen

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