Friday, 10 August 2012

Coriolanus


★★★★½

One would be hard-pressed to find a contemporary actor below the age of fifty who is as accomplished, as experienced, and as renowned as Ralph Fiennes. Over the years, the Englishman has appeared in numerous award-winning films – he himself was nominated twice for an Academy Award (Schindler’s List, The English Patient) –, made his mark in mainstream cinema – particularly with his iconic performance as Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter franchise –, and, as a Shakespearean actor, his record on stage is remarkable. In 2011, he took his first ever stab at directing; his first feature could not have been a more ambitious one. Coriolanus, the adaptation of one of William Shakespeare’s lesser-known plays, is flawed but fascinating. 

Ganze Kritik auf The Zurich English Student (online einsehbar).

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