• Lady Macbeth (2017)

Lady Macbeth

Release Date: July 14th, 2017

R |1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

In rural England, 1865, a woman who is trapped in a loveless marriage to a much older man begins a passionate affair with a man her own age.

Cast: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank, Bill Fellows, Joseph Teague, Ian Conningham

Director: William Oldroyd

Genres: Historical drama

Production Co: British Film Institute, BBC Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 90
    Jonathan RomneyScreen International

    Superbly acted and executed, this spare piece of storytelling marks an assertive feature debut for theatre and opera director William Oldroyd. show more

  • 53
    Kenji FujishimaPaste Magazine

    Oldroyd...maintains such a rigorous distance from Katherine that she gradually seems less like a human being than like a mere carnival attraction. show more

  • 80
    Stephen DaltonThe Hollywood Reporter

    Lady Macbeth mostly operates within established period conventions, but draws fresh blood from antique material thanks to a sparky cast, subtle nods to contemporary race and gender issues, and a hefty shot of gothic melodrama. show more

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2018)