October 18, 2017 - 6:30 pm
In rural 1860s England, 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—one so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
Loosely based on the novella and opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, LADY MACBETH is the debut feature from theatre director William Oldroyd. Beneath its period exterior, the film is tough, tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.