Nov 14 2009

The Duchess of Malfi by Nicolas Steil

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SOURCE: www.galleontheatre.co.uk

Ms. de Sousa is developing a UK talent led feature film and modern re-working of the great British classic – The Duchess of Malfi. This exciting film will bring for the first time to the big screen, a modern adaptation of John Webster‘s remarkable and timeless play. The film script for The Duchess of Malfi has been written by Alice de Sousa and will be directed by the internationally acclaimed Luxembourg film director, Nicolas Steil. The Duchess of Malfi is scheduled to commence filming in Luxembourg in September 2010.

Synopsis:

Following the death of the media mogul – the Duke of Malfi, his daughter ‘Duchess of Malfi’ inherits the family’s considerable fortune. Her elder brother, the Cardinal, is intent on securing control over the family’s Empire which he has always presumed himself to be the natural heir to.

Secretly, the Duchess of Malfi weds Antonio; who his father engaged, before his death, to provide constant film footage of his off spring to the Council, who the Duke left in charge of the over seeing of his children’s future management of the family’s wealth. The marriage, between the Duchess and Antonio, is concealed until her brothers employ Bosola, recently freed from prison for a crime which the Cardinal and not he committed, to spy on her.

Bosola secures evidence that the Duchess has had a child. This causes the Duchess’ incestuously jealous twin brother Ferdinand, to violently confront her and threaten to kill the father and the child. The Duchess is confident that her brothers will never harm her, and so sends Antonio with their child into hiding.

Meanwhile, the Cardinal orders Bosola to imprison the Duchess, psychologically torture and finally kill her. Following her murder, the remaining characters brutally turn on each other to avenge suffered wrongs and the plot resolves itself with a climatic blood bath and cinematically thrilling fire.

Whereas, the film concludes as intriguingly as it commenced; with the audience left wondering whether the recently repentant Bosola will continue his journey into the unknown with only by his tortured guilt thoughts for company or whether he will actually fulfil his original mission and kill the Duchess’ and Antonio’s child.

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SOURCE: www.galleontheatre.co.uk

Ms. de Sousa is developing a UK talent led feature film and modern re-working of the great British classic – The Duchess of Malfi. This exciting film will bring for the first time to the big screen, a modern adaptation of John Webster‘s remarkable and timeless play. The film script for The Duchess of Malfi has been written by Alice de Sousa and will be directed by the internationally acclaimed Luxembourg film director, Nicolas Steil. The Duchess of Malfi is scheduled to commence filming in Luxembourg in September 2010.

Synopsis:

Following the death of the media mogul – the Duke of Malfi, his daughter ‘Duchess of Malfi’ inherits the family’s considerable fortune. Her elder brother, the Cardinal, is intent on securing control over the family’s Empire which he has always presumed himself to be the natural heir to.

Secretly, the Duchess of Malfi weds Antonio; who his father engaged, before his death, to provide constant film footage of his off spring to the Council, who the Duke left in charge of the over seeing of his children’s future management of the family’s wealth. The marriage, between the Duchess and Antonio, is concealed until her brothers employ Bosola, recently freed from prison for a crime which the Cardinal and not he committed, to spy on her.

Bosola secures evidence that the Duchess has had a child. This causes the Duchess’ incestuously jealous twin brother Ferdinand, to violently confront her and threaten to kill the father and the child. The Duchess is confident that her brothers will never harm her, and so sends Antonio with their child into hiding.

Meanwhile, the Cardinal orders Bosola to imprison the Duchess, psychologically torture and finally kill her. Following her murder, the remaining characters brutally turn on each other to avenge suffered wrongs and the plot resolves itself with a climatic blood bath and cinematically thrilling fire.

Whereas, the film concludes as intriguingly as it commenced; with the audience left wondering whether the recently repentant Bosola will continue his journey into the unknown with only by his tortured guilt thoughts for company or whether he will actually fulfil his original mission and kill the Duchess’ and Antonio’s child.

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  1. ducesseon 14 Nov 2009 at 19:29

    hoffentlech ass d’Buch dann besser wéi réfractaire…

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