Doubt (Tardid) (2009) - film adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet (1515 words)

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Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Directed by Varouzh Karim-Masihi. Starring Bahram Radan, Taraneh Alidoosti, Hamed Komeili, Alireza Shoja-Noori, Mohammad Motee. Farsi with English subtitles. 116 mins.

Tardid (Doubt) is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet directed by the Armenian-Iranian filmmaker Varouzh Karim-Masihi. The film premiered at the International Fadjr Film Festival on February 6th, 2009 in Tehran, where it won the Crystal Simorgh Award for Best Film and Best Adapted Screenplay. Tardid marked the return of Karim-Masihi after a 17-year absence from Iranian cinema, a lacuna that Azadeh Ganjeh attributes to the Supreme …

Citation: O'Brien, Shauna. "Doubt (Tardid) (2009) - film adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 20 March 2018 [, accessed 19 June 2021.]

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