15 Mar 16

YARAT Contemporary Art Space is proud to invite you to the screening of “Much Ado about Nothing” (dir. Kenneth Branagh) organized in partnership with British Council, Azerbaijan as part of Shakespeare Lives project and YARAT Film Club.

Much Ado about Nothing / 1993 / UK, USA / 111 min. / Comedy, Drama, Romance / Colour

Starring: Kenneth Branagh; Robert Sean Leonard; Emma Thompson; Michael Keaton; Keanu Reeves; Denzel Washington

Shakespeare on Film on Tour project, British Council Film is working with the British Film Institute (BFI) and other partners to deliver an international touring programme of British versions of Shakespeare on Film. A special BFI curated programme of around 20 feature films shows how British cinema has transformed and reimagined Shakespeare’s work. The programme includes the earliest surviving silent Shakespeare, faithful adaptations by British actor/directors who have had made Shakespeare’s work accessible internationally (such as Olivier and Branagh); performances by today’s greatest Shakespearean actors including Judi Dench (A Midsummer Night’s Dream) and Ian McKellen (Richard III); experimental and playful reworkings that reinforce Shakespeare’s enduring relevance as source material (Prospero’s Books, Theatre of Blood and Next) and expressions of themes such as diversity, identity and desire (Othello, Romeo and Juliet and The Angelic Conversation).

YARAT Film Club serves as a platform for informal discussions between filmmakers and film cinephiles. It was launched by YARAT in May 2015 and has ever since been keeping the attention of the local film community.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS: Grand Prix of the "Festival de Films de Femmes de Creteil" (2011); Grand Prix of the "Serseliafam" in Lithuania (2010); A special prize for the best directorial debut at “Kinotavr” International Film Festival in Sochi (2010); A special prize to the director Anna Finchenko awarded by the Russian FilmClub Federation (2010).; A Special mention at the "Warsaw Film Festival" in Poland (2010).

Film will be shown in English

13 +

Date: March 15, 2015

Time: 19.00

Venue: YARAT Contemporary Art Centre, Multifunctional Room

Contact phone: +99412 505 1414

Admission: FREE