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Shakespeare in Cinema

Macbeth

Director Roman Polanski
Info
  • UK, USA│
  • 1971│
  • 140min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

Roman Polanski presents his nightmarish vision on the theme of lust for power. Macbeth, once hero, driven by his insane ambition, ends up slaying his King and assuming his throne.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
262 2016. 04. 30 21:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 4 EK15
515 2016. 05. 03 14:00 CGV Jeonjugosa 4 EK15
722 2016. 05. 05 14:00 Jeonju Cinema Town 3 EK15

Review

This is Macbeth, a bloody Roman Polanski’s work. The film, made in the 70’s, is featured with intensive flow laced with greed and ill-fated choices, and leaves a strong impression at the end. Scotish general Macbeth returns to his home town after winning a battle with Norway. He met three witches in his way back, who foretell his rise to King of Scotland and his subject Banquo’s son would succeed him. Ardently welcomed by the residents, Macbeth begins planning to be the king. As predicted, he rises to the throne, but fails to remove Banquo’s descendant. Macbeth acquires a new prophecy from the trio and is wrecked with paranoia. Polanski added psychological interpretations to Macbeth and well described distorted shapes of people gripped by uncontrollable desires. His interpretation presents how strongly a Shakespeare can be produced in a cinema. (LEE Sang-yong)

Credit

Director Roman POLANSKI
Screenplay Roman POLANSKI, Kenneth TYNAN
Producer Andrew BRAUNSBERG
Cinematography Gilbert TAYLOR
Art Director Fred CARTER
Editor Alastair MCINTYRE
Music The Third Ear Band
Cast Jon FINCH,?Francesca ANNIS,?Martin SHAW

Director

Roman Polanski

Born in 1933, France. French-Polish director and actor. Graduated from National Film School with Two Men and a Wardrobe(1958). His first feature film, Knife in the Water(1962), made in Poland, was nominated for Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1963. The Pianist(2002), a true story about musician Wladyslaw Szpilman, won three Academy Awards 2003 including Best Director along with numerous international awards.

Trailer

(Macbeth) DIR. Roman Polanski

Roman Polanski presents his nightmarish vision on the theme of lust for power. Macbeth, once hero, driven by his insane ambition, ends up slaying his King and assuming his throne.