The Tragedy of Macbeth

Drama History


A Scottish general receives a prophecy that he will become the next king, with his aspirations supported by his wife.

Written over 400 years ago as a stage play, this cinematic retelling gives heft to political themes of power and ambition, stirred with revenge and betrayal driven by love. "The Tragedy of Macbeth" as a performance of the classic story is made worthy of viewing thanks to a powerful visual rendering in black and white. The castle, where most action is set, is an architecturally unlikely yet compelling backdrop to the drama, with its brutalist concrete spans and openings to the crow-littered sky. Done to death.

Anne Murphy

Limited Release 26th December 2021
A24 Films 105 mins

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