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Lady Macbeth
This British film was one of the standout discoveries at Toronto, and certainly its style, structure and strong performances make it a strong debut feature for theatre and opera director William Oldroyd. The film relocates Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novel “Lady Macbeth of the Mtensk District” to rural northern England of the 1860s, where young Katherine (an excellent Florence Pugh) is newly married to an older man in a passionless marriage of convenience and embarks on a fierce love affair with groom Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis). Its bleak nature and intelligent questions about race in British history help define LADY MACBETH as a fresh vision of the classic British costume drama.
2016 / English dialogue with Colour / 89 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: 18+
Contains: Adult Themes, Extreme Violence, Male Nudity, Nudity and Sexuality
Director: William Oldroyd
Producer: Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Scriptwriter: Alice Birch
DOP: Ari Wegner
Editor: Nick Emerson
Composer: Dan Jones
Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank
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