A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Dieterle and Max Reinhardt, USA, 1935, 133’
The great Hollywood classic that won Oscars for Best Editing and Best Photography, with a star-studded cast that included Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney, Mickey Rooney, Ian Hunter, Dick Powell and Joe E. Brown. A comedy where events take place just prior to the wedding between Theseus, Duke of Athens and Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Against such a backdrop, all the mess and muddle of impossible love: Demetrius is betrothed to Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander, while Helena loves Demetrius. The lovers meet in the forest, the fairies get down to business and Puck only helps to bring even further mess and muddle to all the misunderstanding.