John Finch in 'Macbeth'. Courtesy Photofest
Hour: 7PM

Directed by

Roman Polanski

From the Tragedy by

William Shakespeare

Screenplay

Roman Polanski
Kenneth Tynan

Cinematographer

Gilbert Taylor

Editor

Alistair McIntyre

Production Designer

Wilfrid Shingleton
Bryan Graves

Costume Designer

Anthony Mendleson

Special Effects

Ted Samuels

Music

The Third Ear Band

Sound

Simon Kaye
Jonathan Bates

Main Cast

Jon Finch
Francesca Annis
Martin Shaw
Terence Bayler
John Stride
Nicholas Selby
Stephan Chase
Paul Shelley
Maisie MacFarquhar
Elsie Taylor
Noelle Rimmington
Noel Davis
Richard Pearson

Production

Caliban Films, Playboy Productions

Great Britain
1971
140’
35mm, COL. (35mm, COL.
(DCP – restored by Sony Pictures Entertainment, 2014)

Language

Original English language version with Italian subtitles

World Sales

Park Circus Limited

Synopsis

Returning from battle, Macbeth and Banquo, both generals under Duncan, the King of Scotland, meet three witches who salute Macbeth as lord of Cawdor and then as king, and salute Banquo as the progenitor of the royal line. Informed of the prophecy, Lady Macbeth forces her husband to kill Duncan and become king. Fearing Banquo will betray him, Macbeth has him killed as well, but Banquo returns as a ghost to haunt him. After the witches tell him that he cannot be defeated by any man born of a woman and that he will reign as long as Birman forest stays put, Macbeth is attacked by Duncan’s son Malcolm and Macduff, whose wife and children Macbeth has killed. Driven mad, Lady Macbeth kills herself while Macbeth, after having seen his enemies’ armies advance on the castle using tree branches and leaves as camouflage, is killed by Macduff, who was drawn early from his mother’s womb.

booking info

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