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Maqbool (film screening)

Mon 14 May, 7.30pm
Running Time: 7.30pm - 9.45pm

Director Vishal Bhardwaj, 2003, 132 mins, cert 12, in Hindi with English subtitles

Shakespeare's classic tale of greed and ruthless ambition is relocated to Mumbai's criminal underworld in this adaptation from Indian writer-director Vishal Bhardwaj. Bollywood legend Irrfan Khan (Slumdog Millionaire) stars as Macbeth (Maqbool), the right-hand man of powerful crime boss Abbaji (Pankaj Kapur). When Maqbool begins an illicit affair with Abbaji's beautiful young mistress, Nimmi (Tabu), she convinces her lover to murder his boss and usurp his way to the top of the city's gangster syndicate.

To discover more about adaptations of Macbeth for the screen, join us for pre-screening talk, Exploring Macbeth on Film.

Tickets £5 (concessions £3)

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