“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 American Film Institute, AFI AWARDS 2021
THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH (2021) – AFI Movie Club
Written and directed by Joel Coen in his first solo venture, THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH is a stark and fantastical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s masterpiece of power and corruption starring AFI Life Achievement Award honoree Denzel Washington and Academy Award® winner Frances McDormand. The film’s crew also included AFI Alum Michael Bauman (AFI Class of 1992) as a gaffer.
LEARN MORE ABOUT AFI MOVIE CLUB
AFI has created a global, virtual gathering of those who love the movies. The selected titles are accompanied by fun facts from the AFI Catalog and beyond, “behind the scene” filmmaker discussions and material from the AFI Archive to enrich your viewing experience. Learn more in our FAQ section.
Get the latest AFI Movie Club news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter.
To catch up on past AFI Movie Club selections, view the list here.