The Nanovic Institute Film Series: Power and Fragility


Location: DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, Browning Cinema

Coriolanus (2011), directed by Ralph Fiennes (rated R)

Grant Mudge, the Ryan Producing Artistic Director for the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival, will introduce the film.

Caius Martius “Coriolanus” (Ralph Fiennes), a revered and feared Roman general, is pushed by his controlling and ambitious mother Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave) to seek the exalted and powerful position of Consul. Loath to ingratiate himself with the masses, he is expelled from Rome after the public refuses to support him. The banished hero must then ally with his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler) to seek his revenge.

Ticket prices range from $4.00 to $7.00 and may be purchased at or by calling 574.631.2800. Minors in European studies and Nanovic faculty fellows are eligible for free tickets at 211 Brownson Hall.