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Lady Macbeth

Directed by William Oldroyd

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Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd relocates Nikolai Leskov’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk to 19th-century England.

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.

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

William Oldroyd directs a sexy, riveting thriller with audacity and a sure hand. BIRTH.MOVIES.DEATH.

Lady Macbeth begins as a biting tale of female empowerment but slowly reveals itself to be something much crueler. Period pieces rarely feel this contemporary. WE GOT THIS COVERED

A quietly and compulsively watchable debut that’s sure to send shivers down your spine THE LIST