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Lady Macbeth (15)


In this adaptation of Nikolai Leskov's novella "Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk, a 19th century young bride is sold into marriage to a middle-aged man.

The critical consensus

This intelligently scripted and imposingly played costume noir revisits the conventions of Victorian melodrama to comment on modern attitudes to oppression, prejudice and morality.

****(*)David Parkinson, Empire Online, 24/04/2017

A dark tale of sex and madness with a beautiful lead turn from Florence Pugh.

****(*)Elena Lazic, Little White Lies, 24/04/2017

Lady Macbeth is one of the most original and assured British debut features of recent times.

****(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 26/04/2017

A tense and austere character study.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 27/04/2017

Florence Pugh is lethally charismatic in William Oldroyd’s daring journey into the darkest corners of the world of bonnets and bows.

*****Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian, 27/04/2017

An impressive film debut from theatre director William Oldroyd with a chilling performance from Pugh.

****(*)Allan Hunter, Daily Express, 29/04/2017

Rising British star Florence Pugh electrifies as a teenage bride stuck in a suffocating marriage in William Oldroyd’s heady feature debut.

****(*)Mark Kermode, The Observer, 30/04/2017

Where and when?

Edinburgh Filmhouse, Edinburgh from Friday May 19, 2017, until Thursday June 1, 2017. More info:

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