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The Tempest

Directed by Julie Taymor
United States, 2010


In Julie Taymor’s version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the main character is now a woman named Prospera (Helen Mirren). Going back to the 16th or 17th century, women practicing the magical arts of alchemy were often convicted of witchcraft.

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The Tempest
Directed by Julie Taymor

Awards & Festivals

Venice Film Festival

2010 | Closing Night

Academy Awards

2011 | Nominee: Best Achievement in Costume Design

The New York Film Festival

2010 | Centerpiece

Chicago International Film Festival


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