In Little Hamlet, Skolimowski shows his predilection for the immature or dwarfed characters who would later populate his full-length films. Here a group of Warsaw proletarians meet in a destroyed building, consisting largely of stairs, littered with newspapers. A song from a record introduces the film characters as dwarfed versions of personas from Shakespeare’s Hamlet: Hamles, Ofelka, Learcio.

  • Duration: 8
  • Production year: 1960
  • Country: Poland

Jerzy Skolimowski