Writer: Alice Birch
Starring: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank
Duration: 89 min
Directed by William Oldroyd
The arranged marriage between beautiful Katherine and wealthy landowner Alexander is the beginning of a gripping and violent psychodrama that's far from a traditional bodice-ripper.
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh in her award-winning breakout role) is sold into a 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, a force inside her is set free – a force so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants, unleashing a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on her husband’s country estate.
Based on the classic Russian novel and showcasing an astonishing performance from Florence Pugh as the unforgettable antihero Katherine, Lady Macbeth is both timeless and timely; a deliciously dark and radically original twist on a period film.
“Imagine Alfred Hitchcock directing Wuthering Heights” - IndieWire
★★★★★ ‘Mesmerising” – The Telegraph
★★★★★ ‘Lethally charismatic” – The Guardian
“Stunning and original” – Time Out
“Utterly brilliant” – Elle
“A dark, modern twist on a period film… Florence Pugh is sensational” – iD
“A dark gem… Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch” – Variety
“A firecracker of a period piece” – Los Angeles Times
“Noir-tinged… deliciously amoral… Seductive mix of sex, murder, proto-feminist subtext and fabulous frocks.” – Hollywood Reporter