R | Drama, Thriller, History | 1h 45m
A Scottish lord becomes convinced by a trio of witches that he will become the next King of Scotland, and his ambitious wife supports him in his plans of seizing power.
The Tragedy of Macbeth is a 2021 American drama film written and directed by Joel Coen and based on the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. It is the first film directed by one of the Coen brothers without the other’s involvement. The film stars Denzel Washington, Frances McDormand (who also produced the film), Bertie Carvel, Alex Hassell, Corey Hawkins, Harry Melling, and Brendan Gleeson.
It had its world premiere at the 2021 New York Film Festival on September 24, 2021 The film received critical acclaim, with major praise for Coen’s screenplay and direction, performances of the cast (particularly of Washington’s), and its cinematography.