Joel Coen dazzlingly adapts this Scottish play for the screen with Frances McDormand and Denzel Washington mesmeric as the couple whose political ambitions proved their fatal downfall.
Shakespeare’s iconic and much adapted text, written on these shores over 400 years ago, gets a wonderfully fresh and singular reworking in Joel Coen’s first solo outing as a director. Conjuring a beguiling nether-world between theatre and cinema, this is a stunning production. Cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel’s silvery monochrome images, captured in 4:3, are embellished by the moody, near-expressionistic sets by designer Stefan Dechant. Long-term Coens collaborator Carter Burwell surpasses his usual heady brilliance with a score that balances dramatic heft with pure emotion and builds to a spellcasting crescendo. And driving the action is an extraordinary cast led by Washington’s haunted Macbeth and McDormand’s scheming Lady Macbeth.
Socially Distanced Screenings at HOME: An Update
From Mon 27 Dec until Sun 30 Jan, the majority of film screenings at HOME will be socially distanced.
How do our socially distanced screenings work?
When booking, please select whether you would like to sit at the front, middle or back of the screen. You will automatically be allocated the best available seats in that area. Our booking system automatically places two empty seats either side of your booked seats.
When you arrive at HOME, please take a moment to check on your tickets which seats you have booked. If you are unsure of where to go, our staff will be on hand and happy to help. Once in the cinema, we ask that you stay in your allocated seat and do not move to sit with others.
What to expect when visiting HOME
We have a number of measures in place at HOME for the comfort and safety of our visitors. Find out more here.