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Lady Macbeth (2016)

R | | Drama | 14 July 2017 (USA)
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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.

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Katherine
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Alexander
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Anna
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Boris
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Agnes
Anton Palmer ...
Teddy
Rebecca Manley ...
Mary
Fleur Houdijk ...
Tessa
Cliff Burnett ...
Father Peter
David Kirkbride ...
Edward
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Dr. Burdon
Nicholas Lumley ...
Mr. Robertson
Raymond Finn ...
Mr. Kirkbride
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Detective Logan
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Rural England, 1865. Katherine 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, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Written by Production

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$64,537 (USA) (14 July 2017)

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$923,995 (USA) (11 August 2017)
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Best Actress Award (Florence Pugh) at the 2017 Festival2Valenciennes film festival. See more »

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Remake of Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda (1989) See more »

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It's Grim up north
30 April 2017 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I'm not familiar with the Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk short story by Nikolai Neskov (not to be confused with Lady Macbeth by William Shakespeare) which he wrote as a novella in 1865, although it is inspired by the famous play.

the book inspired Shostakovich to write an opera based on it.

Now we have a British film that feels incredibly French (incredibly Michael Haneke, who I think is actually Austrian) to add to its cannon.

It features a career defining performance by Florence Pugh in the title role; although the men are magnificent too (most notably Christopher Fairbanks as the intolerant Father in Law).

If you like Christopher Fairbanks through his Guardians of the Galaxy fame this is not the movie for you as it moves at glacial pace with very little dialogue, virtually no music and a LOT of fixed frames where you are invited to enjoy the cinematography in its most bleak and spartan Northernness.

"It's grim up north" might have been the poster slogan for this movie because, set as it is near the North East of England's colliery land, albeit on the moors (North Yorkshire I'd suggest), it is most certainly grim.

The story is murderously grim too and I'd expect this BBC Films production to be in the running when next year's BAFTA's are handed out with Florence Pugh a shoe in for best female actor.

Slow but sublime with excellent direction from William Oldroyd.


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