Lady Macbeth on the Croisette
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As previously mentioned in the Emma Stone post, the Cannes Film Festival released their list this morning; Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, will be screened in competition. Two of the finest actors of a generation playing the Frank and Claire Underwood of their time. You want ambition? The Macbeths knew ambition. I can’t wait. In particular because, as I’ve written before, Lady Macbeth is one of the most interestingly complicated characters in English literature, male or female. She’s the action. She’s the criminal mastermind. She’s the one forced to live in an age where women couldn’t rule, even though she clearly believed she had the spirit to. She aspired to monarch… not motherhood. She hated that she was defined by her sex. And I always wonder, in the end, if she was actually remorseful about it all or if it was really just regret, regret because had she been the one wearing the crown, she would have done it right.
Now imagine all of that as played by Marion Cotillard. Exciting, right? This is the one I’d be queuing for at 7:30am during the festival.
Marion was in Paris earlier this week at the PIAF Exhibition to celebrate Edith Piaf’s birth centenary (December 19). I am obsessed with this outfit.