Lady Macbeth
Showings
Mary D. Fisher TheatreWed, Sep 20 7:00 PM Buy Tickets  
 
Film Info
Event Type:Film
Film Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2016
Run Time:89 minutes
Rating:R
Production Country:United Kingdom
Original Language:English
Trailer:youtu.be/yhSnP7wRIeg
Cast/Crew Info
Director:William Oldroyd
Cast:Florence Pugh
Cosmo Jarvis
Paul Hilton
Naomi Ackie
Description

Trapped in a loveless marriage of convenience, a headstrong young Katherine (Florence Pugh) fights for her life.

Bundled with a sale of land, young Katherine is sold by her father to an elderly aristocrat who in turn, forces her to marry his boorish, middle-aged son, Alexander. When they meet he offers no kindness and cannot even consummate the nuptials, leaving Katherine with an overwhelming sense of despair.

Ordered to stay within the walls of their crumbling family mansion while her new husband and father-in-law are away on business, Katherine meets a rebellious servant named Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), who opens her eyes and hands her the key to emotional — and sexual — freedom. When she embarks on a passionate affair with him, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

When her husband returns Katherine decides to defend her newfound fulfillment at any cost.

This Victorian melodrama is not only a tragic story of forbidden romance, but, perhaps more important, an explosive feminist tale of vengeance.

“An extraordinary film. Like a Jane Austen story with a dash of sex and murder.” — Time Out

“Imagine Alfred Hitchcock directing Wuthering Heights.” — IndieWire

“A jaw-dropping debut.” — Rolling Stone

“An utterly riveting powerhouse performance by Florence Pugh.” — Tribune News Service

“The most radical movie of the season.” — Los Angeles Times

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