R | | Drama, War
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
First Macbeth adaptation to compete for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Roman Polanski's Macbeth (1971) and Claude d'Anna's Macbeth (1987) were screened out of competition at the festival.
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Some sets (particularly the cathedral) show examples of gothic architecture, an art style that started in the 12th century. However, Macbeth ruled in the middle of the 11th century, when gothic architecture didn't exist.
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