Shakespeare Must Die

Kanjanavanit, Ing (Ing K) 2012

Shakespeare Must Die | a Thai vision of William Shakespeare’s  Macbeth | Jai Singh Films presents SHAKESPEARE MUST DIE – an Ing K/Manit Sriwanichpoom production – in association with the Ministry of Culture Film Fund – a Thai adaptation of William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ Although the Thai government’s Ministry of Culture initially helped fund director Ing K’s adaptation of Macbeth, entitled Shakespeare Must Die (2012), the film failed to the meet the censorship board’s approval. In April 2012, the film was officially banned, and the director Ing K (Ing Kanjanavanit) and producer, Manit Sriwanichpoom, immediately filed an appeal. Over a year later, the saga continues, but they continue to fight for the release of their film. Read More

Official trailer

The official movie trailer of “Shakespeare Must Die”. The feature film from Ing K and Manit Sriwanichpoom.

Shakespeare Must Die (เชคสเปียร์ต้องตาย), an adaptation of Macbeth, has become the second film to be banned from commercial release by the Thai Film Board under the Film Act of 2008.

Censor Must Die Official Trailer

When ‘Shakespeare Must Die’, a Thai film adaptation of ‘Macbeth’, is banned by the Thai government for reasons of national security, producer Manit Sriwanichpoom treks through the corridors of power to unban his Shakespearean horror movie. The resulting cinema verite is the living story of a struggle for justice and human dignity, for freedom of expression, which Thai filmmakers do not have. A dark cinematic record of democracy in action, in all its farcical, obscene and heartbreaking details.