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Lady Macbeth (15)

Friday 19 May 2017 to Thursday 25 May 2017

Lady Macbeth (15)

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  • Director William Oldroyd
  • Origin United Kingdom
  • Year 2017
  • Duration 89 minutes

"a brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic" ★★★★★ - Peter Bradshaw's film of the week, The Guardian

    

A thrilling 19th Century tragedy and one of the most exciting discoveries of this year’s London Film Festival, British director William Oldroyd’s exceptional debut stars the luminous Florence Pugh as a defiant, passionate young woman struggling against societal norms.

Adapted from Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella ‘Lady Macbeth of Mitsensk District’ and transposed to rural England, it follows young bride Katherine (Florence Pugh), trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man and browbeaten by her sadistic husband’s family. But when she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on their estate, a new force is unleashed in her; so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. 

 

Subtitled screening 

The screening on Saturday 20th May at 6:25pm will be subtitled for the hearing impaired.