"Macbeth" film screening

Tickets for Ekaterinburg
25 June, 19:30

Tickets for Saint-Petersburg
27 June, 19:00

Director- Roman Polanski, 1971
140 mins / colour / Cert: 15
Featuring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw

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.

As part of the Midsummer Nights Festival 22-26 June.