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Rural England, 1865. Katherine, suffocated by her loveless marriage to a bitter man and restrained by his father’s tyranny, unleashes an irresistible force within her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
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 marriage to a bitter man twice her age.
The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on 10 September 2016, and was released in the United Kingdom on 28 April 2017 by Altitude Film Distribution and in the United States on 14 July 2017 by Roadside Attractions. It received positive reviews and has grossed over $5 million worldwide.
Director: William Oldroyd Writers: Nikolai Leskov (based on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk), Alice Birch Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton | See full cast & crew »