Monday Night Film Series: Macbeth

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macbeth_posterJustin Kurzel
UK, FRANCE, USA, 2015
English
113 minutes
Principal cast: Michael Fassbender, Elizabeth Debicki, Marion Cotillard

From the producers of THE KING’S SPEECH comes the story of a fearless Scottish General, Macbeth (Michael Fassbender), whose ambitious wife (Marion Cotillard) urges him to use wicked means to gain power of the throne. A thrilling interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, MACBETH is a dramatic reimagining of the realities of war-torn times and a tale of all-consuming passion and ambition.

This is not the traditional stage Macbeth, crammed into claustrophobic interior spaces. It is conceived in (and almost dwarfed by) a vast Scottish plain, like Peter Jackson’s Middle Earth. As Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard are a dream-team pairing, actors who radiate charisma. Cotillard is able to convey enormous amounts with her face without saying a word, and Fassbender is effortlessly virile and watchable, responding to Macbeth’s outbursts of anger and imperious paranoia.

Macbeth | Monday Night Film Series | Tilley Hall, Room 102, UNB Campus | January 18, 2016 – 7:30pm | See full schedule

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