Committed to providing Belgium with the greatest variety of cinematic experience, British Council and Utopolis Mechelen are proudly presenting King Lear of the National Theatre Live (NT Live).
Academy Award® winner Sam Mendes (James Bond: Skyfall, American Beauty) returns to the National Theatre to direct Simon Russell Beale (Timon of Athens, Collaborators) in the title role of Shakespeare’s tragedy.
An aged king decides to divide his kingdom between his three daughters, according to which of them is most eloquent in praising him. His favourite, Cordelia, says nothing. Lear’s world descends into chaos.
Director: Sam Mendes
Cast: Simon Russel Beale, Stephen Boxer
Original: William Shakespeare
Subtitles: French, Dutch
Duration: 109 minutes
NT Live is an innovative project by the National Theatre of Great Britain, broadcasting the best of British theatre live to cinemas around the world.