Saturday, 18 June 2016 Chennai

European Union Film Festival 2016 is jointly celebrated by British Council Division, Alliance Françoise de Chennai & Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai. 

A 2011 adaptation of the play directed by Ralph Fiennes in his directorial debut, presents a contemporary day alternate for Rome, where riots are in progress after stores of grain are withheld from citizens and civil liberties are constrained. In this contemporary version Ralph Fiennes has created a vibrant interpretation of Coriolanus with political relevance.

Movie Title: Coriolanus

Date: Saturday, 18 June 2016

Time: 6.00 p.m. onwards

Venue: British Council, Library

Registration fees: Free

Age Group: 15 and above 

Plot of the movie: The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Manipulated and out-manouevred by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius. Starring Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave and Jessica Chastain.

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