- 89 min
- Directed by: William Oldroyd
- Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie
Katherine (Pugh) is a young bride shackled to a middle-aged man; when left alone in the grand manor house she begins an affair with a stable-hand (Jarvis) and it all goes downhill. Restrained, compulsively watchable debut feature with a chilling, droll performance from Pugh as the wicked but compelling Katherine.
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A passionate young woman is married off to an older man, in this adaptation of the russian novella - Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Starting a passionate affair with a young groundskeeper, her maid watches on, as Katherine’s ambition is unleashed and she stops at nothing to get what she wants.
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Florence Pugh – 'I have been told for about three years now not to get big-headed'30 Jan 2017
Young star discusses the challenges of staying grounded amid the hype as she takes on her first leading role in Lady Macbeth
In Lady Macbeth, 21 year old Florence Pugh is absolutely commanding as a young bride trapped in a loveless marriage. Her towering performance is no small feat when you consider that her part in William Oldroyd's debut feature is her first leading film…
Lady Macbeth17 Oct 2016
LFF 2016: Florence Pugh impresses in William Oldroyd's arresting debut
Florence Pugh astonishes with an imposing performance as Katherine, a young bride shackled to a callous middle-aged man, that is by turns chilling and droll. Pugh (The Falling) shifts between wild-eyed wickedness and controlling command with a cool and…
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