Hedda – The Movie

We are very excited to announce that Maunsel House is the chosen venue for a new feature film entitled, “Hedda
This motion picture is an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic stage play, “Hedda Gabler” and is due to be premièred at the Palais des Festivals, Cannes, in May during the renowned film festival.

Hedda is to be directed by one of the best young and upcoming producers in the world, Matthew John.
“Its a massive challenge but with everyone pulling together and working flat out we think we can do it” says Matthew. “Quality British costume drama is the envy of the world and we’re determined to get our film to Cannes, but without cutting corners”

As we mentioned, filming for Hedda takes place on location at Maunsel House. Maunsel House is a historic 13th century manor and home to baronet Sir Benjamin Slade, who is also one of the producers and has a small part in a scene of wild drinking!

Hedda Gabler is a classic of realism, nineteenth century play writing, considered one of the world’s greatest dramas. The character of Hedda is considered by many critics to be the “female Hamlet,” portrayed as an idealistic heroine fighting society, a victim of circumstance, a prototypical feminist, or a manipulative villain. Even though there have been previous versions of the drama, this is the first time it has been shot with the latest  production values, such as HD and high quality audio.

The film is made up of a very talented cast and the costume design team has individually designed many of the female characters outfits. (You can find photos below of some of the cast in their costumes.) The production also makes use of a specially commissioned new translation from the Danish original into contemporary English.

Media interest around the film is rapidly growing, with stories recently appearing in;

Daily Mail http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2209200/Baronet-Sir-Benjamin-Slade-invests-250-000-film-project-shot-13th-century-Somerset-pile.html

Awards Daily: http://www.awardsdaily.com/blog/matthew-johns-hedda-gabler-headed-to-cannes/

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2270456/

To keep up to date with developments on the Hedda Movie, visit http://www.hedda-movie.com/

Maunsel House website: http://www.maunselhouse.co.uk/

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