Latest images from Ralph Fiennes’ directorial debut Coriolanus.

For his debut as a director, Ralph Fiennes has pulled the Shakespearean tragedy ‘Coriolanus’ into the present-day world of 24-hour news coverage of riots and politics.

Fiennes takes the lead as a great but proud and flawed Roman general in the movie, which had its premiere at the Berlin film festival. He stars alongside Vanessa Redgrave, who plays his iron-willed mother, Volumnia, Jessica Chastain as his wife Virgilia and Gerard Butler, cast as Coriolanus’ sworn enemy, Tullus Aufidius. Also starring are Brian Cox and James Nesbitt. The movie has yet to receive an Irish release date.

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