Written and directed by Joel Coen in his first solo venture, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (2021) is a stark and fantastical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece of power and corruption starring Frances McDormand and AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington. The film was recognized with an AFI AWARD, naming it among the most outstanding motion pictures of year. According to the official rationale, “THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH burns and bubbles with power and passion – a stark cinematic rendering of William Shakespeare’s immortal work. Joel Coen richly imagines this bloody tale of hubris as a gothic fever dream where ‘fair is foul and foul is fair’– a monumental achievement, and one in which only titans as towering as Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand could stir the material from transcendent text into timelessness.”
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (2021) – AFI Movie Club
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