Macbeth

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Macbeth
Béla Tarr, 1982
Hungary | Format: DVD | 72 minutes

You may not have seen a filmed version of Shakespeare’s play quite like the adaptation Tarr directed for Hungarian television, which gradually reveals itself to be a master class in the resourceful use of space and perspective. Composed of no more than two shots, Tarr’s Macbeth preserves all the ambient tension of the original, reinventing the spare, atmospherically lit set with his newly mobile camera technique. Leading Hungarian actor Gyorgy Cserhalmi (who appeared in Tarr’s Damnation) plays the embattled title character, the camera’s close-ups providing a direct line to his tortured mind.

Series: The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

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