Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard and Justin Kurzel have come together to create a visually arresting, formally daring and thematically challenging adaptation of Shakespeare's bewitched classic. With haunting images and the specter of death looming over its every frame, the film follows Macbeth (Fassbender) across the killing fields of battle and his Lady Macbeth (Cotillard) through the duplicitous halls of power as both come to grips with horrific betrayal. The creative team pulls off this adaptation with meticulous attention to detail, none more so than in the mud–caked production design of the bleak Scottish isles. MACBETH is a singular, visionary work of art, with a mad, cursed cast of characters spanning the spectrum from the lowest gutters to the highest aristocracy. — Lane Kneedler
A daring talent out of Australia, Justin Kurzel’s first feature film was the crime drama SNOWTOWN (AFI FEST 2011). His follow-up, MACBETH, premiered in competition at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. His third feature ASSASSIN’S CREED, which reteams him with MACBETH stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, is set for release in 2016.
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