Joel Coen’s “The Tragedy of Macbeth,” starring Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand, will make its world premiere as the opening night film of the 2021 New York Film Festival. “The Tragedy of Macbeth” will kick off NYFF 59 with a screening at Alice Tully Hall on Sept.
24. The festival itself runs from Sept. 24 through Oct. 10.Coen’s film is a new visualization of the Scottish play, all shot in a stark chiaroscuro, that stars Washington as Macbeth and McDormand as Lady Macbeth.
NYFF describes it as an “anguished film that stares, mouth agape, at a sorrowful world undone by blind, greed and thoughtless ambition” and features “meticulously world-weary performances” by the two leads.Read more on thewrap.com