Star Cross'd - Laura Dockrill's Romeo and Juliet

Star Cross’d is poet, writer and illustrator Laura Dockrill’s contemporary take on Romeo and Juliet.

The film is set on a windswept English beach, where ‘two houses, both alike in common crime’ wage an ice cream war.

Will true love win out, over the tutti frutti?

About the Shakespeare Lives film collection

This year the British Council has commissioned a series of films using Shakespeare's works as inspiration as part of Shakespeare Lives 2016; an unprecedented global programme celebrating William Shakespeare’s work and his influence on culture, education and society on the 400th anniversary of his death.