British Council Film is working with the British Film Institute (BFI) and other partners to deliver an international touring programme of British versions of Shakespeare on Film.
About the play
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
Film screening followed by a discussion with Dr.Kanchuka Dharmasiri. and Moderated by Tanya Warnakulasooriya