Hyde Park Picture House

Now Showing

Lady Macbeth

Time
On 21st May - 8.30 PM
Other showings
From 19th May - 24th May
Starring:
Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis
Director
Dir. William Oldroyd
Duration
89mins
Country
United Kingdom
Year
2016
Synopsis:

Acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd makes a seamless transition to the screen in this brilliant Gothic tale of a young bride trapped in a marriage of convenience on a rural estate. Florence Pugh (The Falling) is stunning as Lady Katherine, a woman determined to turn everything upside down in her mission to reclaim control over her life. Based on Lady Macbeth Of The Mtsensk District, the 1865 novel by Nikolai Leskov, this beautiful and highly assured debut, set amid the wild moorland of Northumberland, is a wonderful and strange story of love and betrayal.

 

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Lady Macbeth
Critical reaction:
  • More like Lady Chatterley gone ballistic – a British, period-set chamber thriller with a star-making turn on one side of the camera, and one hell of a directing debut on the other ★★★★★

    Tim Robey, THE TELEGRAPH

  • A brilliantly chilling subversion of a classic...It is smart, sexy, dour: qualities that are weaponised by a lethally charismatic lead performance from Florence Pugh ★★★★★

    Peter Bradshaw, THE GUARDIAN