[cert 15, 104 mins]

The film of Shakespeare’s most famous villain – the conquering hero turned ruthless power-monger, who creates hell in peacetime when he sets his sights on the throne – is set in an imaginary England of the 1930s, embracing all the richness of style and music of the period, as well as the political overtones of rising tyranny in Europe.

Director:Richard Loncraine

Starring:Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Kristin Scott-Thomas

Level:AS, A2, GCSE

Subjects:English, Film Studies, Media Studies, Theatre Studies

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