LADY MACBETH

By William OLDROYD

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Drama - Completed 2016

Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd relocates Nikolai Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk to 19th-century England, in this Gothic tale about a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience whose passionate affair unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.

Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2016
Platform
San Sebastian FF 2016
Official selection FIPRESCI Award
Zurich FF 2016
International Feature Film Competition Prix des critiques
BFI London FF 2016
Sundance Film Festival 2017
Spotlight
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • William OLDROYD
    • Writer(s)
    • Alice BIRCH
    • EIDR 10.5240/B087-7354-EDA5-1406-EC2E-Z
    • Producer(s)
    • Fodhla CRONIN O'REILLY
    • Synopsis
    • Strictly confined to her absentee husband's gothic estate in 1865 England's countryside, young Lady Katherine has been trapped in a loveless marriage of convenience. Imprisoned by the harsh tongue and severe scrutiny of her father-in-law, a steely fire of determination burns within her. When a brutish new servant ensnares her interest, their lascivious affair tears down the status quo, awakening a murderous desire to break free of her chains and inflict vengeance, no matter the price.

      Swirling around the absolutely mesmerizing performance of the steely-eyed Florence Pugh in the title role, this fiery adaptation by Oldroyd and screenwriter Alice Birch (based on Nikolai Leskov's novel) invokes a masterful command of tonal control and breathtaking beauty, whose every frame feels utterly alive.
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