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Thursday 21 July 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: 21 July 2016

Time : 4.00 p.m.

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

Entrance: FREE! 


"The Tragedy of Macbeth" (simply abbreviated "Macbeth" on most video covers) is a violent retelling of Shakespeare's classic story. Macbeth (Jon Finch), the Scottish Thane of Glamis, conspires with his wife Lady Macbeth (and three strange witches) to kill the widely-respected King Duncan. After committing the awful deed, Macbeth begins hallucinating, hearing strange omens of death and haunting words; his wife similarly becomes worried with Macbeth's bloodlust, and Duncan's son convinces himself that Macbeth was involved in some way with the killing.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama
Directed By: Roman Polanski
Written By: Roman Polanski, Kenneth Tynan
Runtime: 140 minutes