In his directorial debut, Ralph Fiennes grapples with the power-play and politics of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus. In this assured adaptation, Fiennes transports Shakespeare’s tragedy to a contemporary setting in a Balkan warzone, drawing many connections between the original text and modern-day situations. Not only does he provide accomplished direction, but Fiennes also takes the lead as Coriolanus, the soldier-turned-politician struggling to gain popular support in order to take up the position of Consul.
Want to know if Coriolanus is for you? Read a review by our LiveWire film critic, James Martin or listen to our bitesize review of the film from Cornerhouse Chief Executive Dave Moutrey –