Supreme acting by a devastating Florence Pugh propels this sexually-charged Victorian drama. We are submerged into a world where a lord’s rule is unquestionable and the lady of the manor is little more than a mannequin.
Lady Macbeth enjoys a strong cast but, just as with her debut in The Falling (2014), it is Pugh who shines brightest. An immense talent with no formal training, she has a brilliant career ahead of her if she keeps picking the right parts.
Wonderful Cinema strongly recommends you to not ruin the impact the director meticulously planned for you by watching trailers or reading spoilers. For those of you who, alas, cannot resist:
Title: Lady Macbeth
Director: William Oldroyd
Year, Country, Language: 2016, England, English
Stars: Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Naomi Ackie, Paul Hilton, Christopher Fairbank (click here for full cast)
Screenplay: Alice Birch
Based on: Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District, the 1865 novella by Nikolai Leskov.
Cinematography: Ari Wegner
Editing: Nick Emerson
Score: Dan Jones