Macbeth * Justin Kurzel (2015)

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A slow, bleak and minimalistic film of Shakespeare’s famous play. The film also has a slow, bleak and minimalistic soundtrack with soundscapes with sometimes some ‘folky’ elements. It reminds a bit of Wardruna here and there, but without vocals.

The story is probably known. The lauded, Scotish warrior Macbeth sees a chance to rise up the ladder, but when this chance drops, he and his wife pick up the plan to become king another way. Macbeth proves himself to be a despotic king who gets rid of anyone he think could block his plans.

Kurzel’s film makes a nice watch. It is a good film, but I did not particularly like it. Perhaps it is better for some windy autumn evening rather than a midsummer’s night.

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