Shakespeare in cinema
The Digital film Academy of Sri Lanka Foundation will screen ‘Coriolanus’, British film adaptation of William Shakespeare’s tragedy Coriolanus at 4 pm on June 16.
The film is the dicrectorial debut of Ralph Fiennes.
Caius Martius, aka Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), is an arrogant and fearsome general who has built a career on protecting Rome from its enemies. Pushed by his ambitious mother (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the position of Consul, Coriolanus is at odds with the masses and unpopular with certain colleagues (James Nesbitt, Paul Jesson). When a riot results in his expulsion from Rome, Coriolanus seeks out his sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler). Together, the pair vow to destroy the great city.
The screening will be followed by a discussion conducted by award winning actor Dr Saumya Liyanage.