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Macbeth is Shakespeare’s story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader (Fassbender) brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of the dramatic realities of the times and a reimagining of what wartime must have been like for one of Shakespeare’s most famous and compelling characters, it’s a story of all-consuming passion and ambition, set in a war torn Scottish landscape. A powerful and visceral work from Snowtown director Justin Kurzel, the film is built around compelling performances from Fassbender in the central role and Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth. Bold, bloody and magnificent.

Want to see if Macbeth is for you? Tune into our podcast to get the verdict from Jason Wood, our Artistic Director of Film, and The University of Salford’s Andy Willis (starts two minutes 50 seconds in)