December 18th, 2015 by PRatt
January 6, 2016 @ 7:30 pm

(UK/France, 2015) Director: Justin Kurzel. Screenplay by Jacob Koskoff, Michael Leslie, Todd Louiso, based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Cast: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, David Thewlis, Paddy Considine.

What Akira Kurosawa was able to do with Shakespeare’s King Lear in Ran, Australian director Justin Kurzel has done with Macbeth: transformed a timeless play into a film where the emotion and violence become uncompromisingly real. Michael Fassbender’s Scottish Laird is ambitious and possibly unhinged, while his Lady (played by Marion Cotillard) is steely, cruel – and damned. Filmed on location in an eerie, mist-shrouded Scotland, Macbeth captures all the magic and ferocity of a Celtic legend. Winner of a Palme d’Or nomination for Best Film of 2015 at the Cannes Film Festival. 113 min.

“Macbeth possesses a terrible beauty…it’s also a mournful masterpiece, rendering Shakespeare’s spectacle with all the sorrow and majesty that it deserves.” – Michael O’Sullivan, Washington Post.


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