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Lady Macbeth (Online 21st August)
Lady Macbeth (Online 21st August)

Lady Macbeth (Online 21st August) 2016

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Lady Macbeth (Online 21st August) 2016 15

89 mins United Kingdom Director. William Oldroyd

Debut director William Oldroyd and writer Alice Birch move from theatre to film with an ingeniously realised adaptation of an 1865 Russian novella. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is a young bride, unhappily married to the nasty son of a wealthy mine owner. Unable to consummate his marriage, the husband is sadistic, refusing to even allow his young wife out of the house. Left alone when her husband is called away on business, Katherine starts to explore the grounds and initiates a passionate affair with earthy, ill-mannered stable-hand Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), while her increasingly concerned maid (rising star Naomi Ackie) watches on.

Lady Macbeth has grand ambitions, and exudes a rare vision and talent. Proving her knockout turn in The Falling was no fluke, Pugh amazes as a heroine whose behaviour shifts from steely proud to wild-eyed and deranged.

Directed by

William Oldroyd

Featuring

Florence Pugh

Paul Hilton

Cosmo Jarvis

Genres

Period drama

Collection

Festival Debuts Festival Favourites Features BFI London Film Festival Presents Backed by BFI

Certificate

15 very strong language, strong sex, violence

Released

2016

Country

United Kingdom

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