A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plan to seize power.
A bold and fierce adaptation of Shakespeare's iconic story; a tale of murder, madness, ambition, and wrathful cunning, cast in silvery monochrome images, captured in a 4:3 aspect ratio, and embellished by near-expressionistic set designs.
The first solo directorial outing by Joel Coen – with all previous films alongside Ethan as the Coen Brothers (No Country For Old Men, True Grit, The Big Lebowski) – with an extraordinary cast and featuring breathtaking performances from Denzel Washington as the haunted Macbeth and Frances McDormand as scheming Lady Macbeth.
- Words by
- Joe Harris