Lady Macbeth is a 2016 British drama film directed by William Oldroyd and written by Alice Birch, based on the novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov, though the film's ending deviates significantly from the source text.It stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank.The plot follows a young woman who is stifled by her loveless .....
Directed by William Oldroyd. With Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.
Lady Macbeth Critics Consensus. Lady Macbeth flashes some surprising toughness beneath its period exterior, bolstered by a mesmerizing -- and unforgiving -- central performance by Florence Pugh.
“Lady Macbeth” has the refined, pleasing trappings of a tasteful period piece with the vicious, beating heart of a brutal psychological thriller. You can’t stop watching its beauty, even as you long to look away from its cruelty. Much of the film’s allure comes from its central, powerhouse performance from Florence Pugh. In only her ...
Lady Macbeth: how one film took on costume drama's whites-only rule Read more The film transplants the action from Russia to the English north east of the 19th century.
Several 5 star reviews already mention this dramatic film is based on an 1865 novella by Russian author Nikolai Leskov - Lady Macbeth of the Mitsensk District, a story of serfdom in rural Russia, inspired by Wm. Shakespeare. It is the story of evil, revenge, frustration, sex, murder, and betrayal.
First time feature film director William Oldroyd’s vivid, vibrant Lady Macbeth is not based on the Shakespeare play but on the Russian novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by Nikolai Leskov, from a ...
Lady Macbeth (2016) Plot. Showing all 4 items Jump to: Summaries (3) Synopsis (1) Summaries. In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. — ...
Lady Macbeth is a wonderfully chilling and unexpected twist on the costume drama, possibly launching a groundbreaking new direction for the genre.