Coriolanus movie poster
Thursday 16 June 2016
16:00 to 18:00
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute

The British Council has joined forces with the British Film Institute (BFI) and other partners to offer a touring programme of British film adaptations of Shakespeare.

British Council Sri Lanka in partnership with the Sri Lanka Foundation will screen the following title: 

Date: 16 June 2016

Time : 4.00 p.m.

Venue: Sri Lanka Foundation, 100, Sri Lanka Foundation Avenue, Colombo 7 

Entrance: FREE! 


Caius Martius 'Coriolanus' (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman General is at odds with the city of Rome and his fellow citizens. Pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul, he is loath to ingratiate himself with the masses whose votes he needs in order to secure the office. When the public refuses to support him, Coriolanus's anger prompts a riot that culminates in his expulsion from Rome. The banished hero then allies himself with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to take his revenge on the city. -- (C) Weinstein Co

Rating: R (for some bloody violence)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: Ralph Fiennes
Written By: John Logan
Runtime: 2 hr. 4 min.