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Coriolanus Preview Screening, BFI, Tuesday 17 January
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Photo credit: http://www.screendaily.com/reviews/latest-reviews/coriolanus/5023781.article

There will be a preview screening of Coriolanus at the BFI (NFT1) on Tuesday 17 January.

Cut and pasted from the BFI website:

A clever contemporary adaptation of Shakespeare's play of political power and intrigue, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes.

An impressive, muscular version of Shakespeare's sometimes overlooked play about power and political pragmatism. The setting - 'a place calling itself Rome' - is a recognisably modern Balkan warzone, and writer John Logan skilfully adapts the Bard's words for more contemporary phrasing. Fiennes takes the role of Coriolanus, the war hero turned politician whose abrasive and autocratic personality does not endear him to the masses. Striking a fine balance between action and political intrigue, Coriolanus is a clever contemporary adaptation, and a most accomplished debut.

I have been championing this film ever since I saw it as part of the London Film Festival. I am going to the preview screening and, if you can, I think you should join me! Public booking opens tomorrow.

For more information and to book tickets follow the link:

My feature on Coriolanus is here:

Ralph Fiennes is giving a Platform on Coriolanus at the National Theatre on Friday 6 January. For more details follow the link:

The planned UK cinema release date for Coriolanus nationwide is Friday 20 January 2012.