Year: 2010
USA: Touchstone Pictures / Miramax Films
UK: Walt Disney Studio Motion Pictures UK
Cast: Helen Mirren, Russell Brand, Reeve Carney, Tom Conti, CHris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Djimon Hounsou, Felicity Jones, Alfred Molina, David Strathairn, Ben Whisaw, Jude Akuwidike
Director: Julie Taymor
Country: USA
USA & UK: 110 mins
USA Rated: PG-13 for some nudity, suggestive content and scary images
UK Certificate: PG contains scary scenes, natural nudity and mild sex references
USA Release Date: 17 December 2010 (Expanding)
USA Release Date: 10 December 2010 (Limited Release)
UK Release Date: 4 March 2011

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Renowned for her wonderfully inventive works for both stage and screen, Julie Taymor has applied her considerable talents to this fascinating rendering of Shakespeare’s late, great mystical romance.

Exiled on a remote island, Prospera (Helen Mirren), the duchess of Milan, conjures up a storm to lure a bevy of characters from her past to shore, revealing in the process a skate of human frailties, illusions, kindness and nobility.

Helen Mirren is ably aided by a terrific cast, including Russell Brand, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, David Strathairn, Chris Cooper, Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Tom Conti, Reeve Carney and Felicity Jones.