Sydenham Film Club
Golden Lion 116 Sydenham Road SE26 5JX
7.30pm Thursday 25 February
All hail Macbeth, that shalt be king hereafter!
The greeting of the Three Witches on the battlefield defines and seals Macbeth’s fate, transforming the brave Thane of Glamis into a traitor, a murderer and a bloodthirsty tyrant, aided (or perhaps guided) by the enigmatic Lady Macbeth. But a few good men and former friends and war comrades will seek justice.
As the worldwide celebrations of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death commence, the Sydenham Film Club is joining in with the screening of the latest and one of the most ambitious cinematic adaptations of a Shakespearean play.
Directed by Justin Kurzel and starring the stunning Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard as the murderous, power-thirsty couple, last year’s adaptation of “the Scottish tragedy” is a visual and artistic masterpiece, with some modern touches (which may prove a bit controversial for some of the “purists”) and the raw, brutal but wildly beautiful Scottish Highlands as its real protagonist and the backdrop to a story of magic, fate, betrayal and revenge.
Nominated for the Cannes Film Festival top prize at its premiere last year and, in 2016, for 6 British Independent Film Awards, it is not to be missed!