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  1. Cannes Day 11: - Macbeth' closes the competitionRead the original story w/Photo

    55 min ago | Austin American Statesman

    Director Justin Kurzel has a way with visceral action, as was seen in 2011's "The Snowtown Murders." That same verve is keenly present in his new adaptation of "Macbeth."

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  2. 'Macbeth': Cannes ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | KLAL-FM Little Rock

    ... for once (unlike the 1971 Roman Polanski version), in most other respects Australian director Justin Kurzel (Snowtown) filters Shakespeare's tragic story of murderous ambition through a resolutely modern sensibility. Comparisons with Game of Thrones ...

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  3. 'Macbeth': ReviewRead the original story

    3 hrs ago | KLAL-FM Little Rock

    Justin Kurzel weighs into Macbeth with a bloody axe and an ambition to rival the Thane of Cawdor's. Setting the action in a savagely-inhospitable Scotland, the Australian director of Snowtown has the mettle to lay into 400 years of familiarity and reassemble Shakespeare's Scottish play in a version which may be imperfect, but is also quite unforgettable.

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  4. Cannes 2015: Macbeth film review - visually spectacular but verbally muddledRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | This Is London

    ... 40-year-old Australian director, Justin Kurzel, currently living in London, made his name with his debut feature, Snowtown (2011), a disturbingly prosaic presentation of a real life serial killer in an Adelaide suburb, who was charismatic and ...

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  5. Cannes Film Review: 'Macbeth'Read the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | The Nation

    Shakespeare's tragedy and noir-thriller prototype Macbeth appears in a new screen version from Australian film-maker Justin Kurzel, famous for his brutal crime movie Snowtown - the story of how a warrior-nobleman is encouraged to commit regicide by his ruthlessly ambitious wife, who then descends into bewilderment and despair as her husband fanatically reinforces his position with an escalating series of pre-emptive murders. This is not the traditional stage Macbeth, crammed into claustrophobic interior spaces.

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  6. Cannes: Justin Kurzel on What Makes 'Macbeth' a WesternRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 17 | Hollywood Reporter

    It's been 10 years since Justin Kurzel first came to Cannes as a wide-eyed young filmmaker, fresh out of college, with his short film Blue Tongue . While his work has mostly involved theater production design and directing music videos, Kurzel returned to Cannes in 2011 with his first feature, The Snowtown Murders - a harrowing drama based on the serial killings that occurred near his Australian hometown - which won a special jury prize in Critics' Week.

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  7. Cannes 2015: Opening gambitsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 13 | Sight and Sound

    ... Meanwhile Australian director Justin Kurzel , last seen in Critics' Week in 2011 with his gritty debut Snowtown , will hopefully add a blood-thirsty tinge to the Competition with his adaptation of Macbeth , featuring Michael Fassbender and Marion ...

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  8. Cannes Film Festival previewRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 11 | Sunday Herald

    ... in competition on the final Saturday is Justin Kurzel's Macbeth. The Australian director behind the queasy thriller Snowtown is taking on Shakespeare's Scottish play with Michael Fassbender in the title role and French Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard ...

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  9. 5 hot titles from Cannes, where red-carpet selfies are considered 'grotesque'Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | Mashable

    ... writer? Bill something? "The Scottish Play" is brought to film once more. Can Australian director Justin Kurzel ( Snowtown ) stand alongside Roman Polanski and Orson Welles? Well, this remains to be seen. With Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard ...

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  10. Aussie talent rises to top at CannesRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 9 | NEWS.com.au

    ... Cotillard as Lord and Lady M. The director showed blood and guts was his forte with the brilliant but nightmarish Snowtown, about the South Australian "bodies in the barrels" murders of 2011. "This Macbeth is very visual and very visceral and I ...

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  11. Cannes Film Festival 2015: Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is must-see of festivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 7 | The Age

    Justin Kurzel's Macbeth is emerging as one of the must-sees at this year's Cannes Film Festival, as critics remind each other of his explosive debut with Snowtown in the relatively low-key Critics' Week four years ago. Certainly, the fact that Kurzel's interpretation of Shakespeare's great tragedy stars marquee names Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard is attracting attention, but Kurzel is already attached to a Hollywood blockbuster adaptation of the game Assassin's Creed .

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  12. The 'Assassin's Creed' movie with Michael Fassbender will begin shooting in SeptemberRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 2 | TheCelebrityCafe

    ... The Assassin's Creed movie will be directed by Justin Kurzel, known for previously directing the crime drama The Snowtown Murders . He's also directing Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard in the upcoming Macbeth . The film's screenplay is ...

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  13. Michael Fassbender: Assassin's Creed movie begins filming in SeptemberRead the original story

    Friday May 1 | Polygon

    ... distributor 20th Century Fox in October 2012. Deadline reported last year that Justin Kurzel ( The Turning , The Snowtown Murders ) would direct. Fassbender has long been linked to the project, as have several writers, including Michael Lesslie ( ...

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  14. Cotillard & Fassbender in New Photos from Justin Kurzel's 'Macbeth'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Firstshowing.net

    ... than I'd ever seen before from adaptations of Macbeth ." Macbeth is directed by Justin Kurzel ( The Turning, The Snowtown Murders ) and written by Todd Louiso ( Hello I Must Be Going, Love Liza, The Marc Pease Experience ), based on William ...

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  15. Photos: Fassbender, Cotillard In "Macbeth"Read the original story

    Tuesday Apr 28 | Dark Horizons News

    The folks at Empire have unveiled three new photos from "Snowtown" director Justin Kurzel's new dark and gritty film adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth". Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard star in the film which boasts lush looking costumes by Jacqueline Durran, but also a dark and deadly landscape.

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  16. 3 New stills from 'Macbeth'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 28 | OhNoTheyDidnt

    ... the accent. it's a total language change + accent, that's not easy to do. Oop I also posted this. I didn't know Snowtown's director is directing this until today. Now I'm pretty excited. I put it off for a whiiiiile because of precisely that, and it ...

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  17. Cannes unveils '15 selection lineupRead the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | Arab Times

    ... drug-cartel drama "Sicario," with Emily Blunt, Benicio Del Toro and Josh Brolin, while Australia's Kurzel ("The Snowtown Murders") secured a Palme berth for "Macbeth," his Shakespeare adaptation toplining Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. In ...

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  18. Cate Blanchett film makes Cannes festival line-upRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | The Age

    Australian director Justin Kurzel's much-anticipated version of Macbeth is among the 20 films announced today as contenders for this year's Palme d'Or in Cannes, the most important and prestigious film competition in the world. Macbeth , which stars Marion Cotillard and Michael Fassbender and is Kurzel's second feature, after the explosive Snowtown , will join George Miller's Mad Max: Fury Road - already announced as screening out of competition - on the Croisette in May. Not all the films screening in competition have been announced yet and the separate Directors' Fortnight and Critics' Week seasons have yet to announce their programmes, but this year's Cannes is already a red-letter edition for Australian filmmaking.

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  19. Michael Fassbender, Matthew McConaughey and Sir Michael Caine to line-up at Cannes 2015Read the original story

    Apr 16, 2015 | IndieLondon

    ... of Macbeth , from up-and-coming Australian director Justin Kurzel , whose previous film was the widely acclaimed Snowtown . And Cate Blanchett will star alongside Rooney Mara in Carol , based on a novel by The Talented Mr Ripley author Patricia ...

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  20. Cannes Film Festival unveils star-studded lineupRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | CNN

    ... Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Ryan and Rachel Brosnahan. And Aussie director Justin Kurzel -- whose serial killer saga "The Snowtown Murders" played the Critics' Week in 2011 -- will debut in competition with a new adaptation of "Macbeth," starring Michael ...

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