The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0447  Thursday, 31 July 2008

From:       Philipp Hinz <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:       Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 19:14:22 +0200
Subject:    "Makibefo" Now Available on DVD

I just released the DVD version of Alexander Abela's debut film "Makibefo," an 
adaptation of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" set in Madagascar. The film was initially 
produced in 1999, but apart from a  number of festival screenings and a limited 
release in France the film so far has not been available to a wider audience. 
All going well, I am planning to make this film the first of an entire series of 
  independently produced Shakespeare adaptations. The DVD features subtitles in 
English, German, French, Spanish, and Portuguese as well as a 12-page booklet. 
The DVD may be bought online directly from my webshop and is priced at 19.95 EUR 
(excl. p&p).

Kind regards,
Philipp Hinz

Makibefo -- A film by Alexander Abela based on William Shakespeare's Macbeth 
United Kingdom 1999 | 73 minutes | black & white | DVD PAL 4:3 (1:1.66) | code 
free Language: Malagasy/English Subtitles: Deutsch, English, English for the 
hearing-impaired, Espanol, Francais, Portugues

For his first feature film, Alexander Abela went against all the advice of 
seasoned professionals by going off to Madagascar with a crew of just two and 
film an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Macbeth with local  tribesmen and 
women as actors. As  location they chose Faux-Cap, an isolated community of 
Antandroy fishermen at the southernmost tip of the island. It is to these people 
-- most of whom had never seen a film before, let alone a television -- that 
Alexander suggested devising Makibefo: The tale of a man's quest for power 
through bloody ambition.

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