Hamlet (Russian: Гамлет, tr. Gamlet)
is a 1964 film adaptation in Russian of William Shakespeare’s play of the same title, based on a translation by Boris Pasternak. It was directed by Grigori Kozintsev and Iosif Shapiro, and stars Innokenty Smoktunovsky as Prince Hamlet.
Co-written by Pasternak and with a Shostakovich score, this late work of a Soviet hallmark, and Shakespeare enthusiast (who also adapted this play for the stage earlier) is regarded as his finest piece.
In Russian with English subtitles.
Introduction and discussion: Natalia Rubinstein, in Russian, English translation is provided by Ludmila Razumova.