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Lady Macbeth

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Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. 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.

The film is loosely based on a nineteenth century novella called Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov and was later adapted as an Opera. Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.

From The Guardian's review:
A brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic. William Oldroyd’s fierce feature debut feels like Victorian noir, a twist on a genre probably invented by Shakespeare in the first place.

Directed by William Oldroyd
Release Date - July 14, 2017


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Reply #1 on: May 08, 2017, 08:46:10 AM
I watched this last week and found it to be incredibly effective.

Writing, direction, cinematography and performance(s) were all on point. The sound design was also impressive; creating atmospheric and naturalistic soundscapes that added to the tension.

I'm keen to see anything William Oldroyd does next.