Buxton Festival of World Cinema
Pavilion Arts Centre
27 Mar 2016
Directed by Justin Kurzel
Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard.
This new and bloodily violent adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy features two of the great European screen actors of their generation. Michael Fassbender (Macbeth) and Marion Cotillard (Lady Macbeth) produce commanding and compelling performances. For many the Isle of Skye – where much of the filming took place – steals the day: the cold, wet, bruising landscape matches the emotional mood of the characters. This production takes a few liberties with Shakespeare but the suggestion that Macbeth suffers from what we would now call post-traumatic stress disorder and the significance of the couple's childlessness are explored brilliantly.
"Can this be as good as Shakespeare on film gets?" - Telegraph
Running time: 113 mins
Dates and Prices
Dates: Sunday 27 March 7.30pm
Matcham/Groups (8+)/Senior/Disabled/JSA/Income Support/Students/Children: 50p off