This month’s Shakespeare screening is everyone’s favourite – Macbeth. Roman Polanski presents his nightmarish vision of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy about the lust for power and its bloody consequences. Jon Finch is Macbeth, the Scottish war hero, whose insane ambition unleashes a cycle of violence. Prompted by the supernatural prophecy of three witches, Macbeth is goaded by his Lady (Francesca Annis) into slaying King Duncan and assuming his throne. Filmed in rugged North Wales, Polanski used the landscape to accentuate the visual elements of Shakespeare’s play.
The movie will be screened at Sri Lanka Foundation at 4pm onwards.