• Fragment uitLady Macbeth
  • Fragment uitLady Macbeth
  • Fragment uitLady Macbeth
  • Fragment uitLady Macbeth
  • Fragment uitLady Macbeth
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William Oldroyd, 2016 89 minutes Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Bill Fellows, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton UK English 13 April 2017 Dutch

Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd relocates Nikolai Leskov's LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK to 19th-century England, in 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.

Swirling around the absolutely mesmerizing performance of the steely-eyed Florence Pugh in the title role, this fiery adaptation by Oldroyd and screenwriter Alice Birch invokes a masterful command of tonal control and breath-taking beauty, whose every frame feels utterly alive.

Variety -  'Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch in William Oldroyd's impressively tough-minded Victorian tragedy.'

Indiewire -  'Florence Pugh is a persecuted woman who takes control in powerful dark drama'