Lady Macbeth

Opens Aug 4, 2017

Florence Pugh delivers one of the year's breakthrough performances in Lady Macbeth, a nasty and utterly riveting story about privilege and the patriarchy. Set in 1865, the film studies Lady Katherine (Pugh), a young woman confined to her husband's estate. When her husband is absent, Lady Katherine tests the estate's rules. As Time Out’s Cath Clark puts it, Lady Macbeth “plunges a cold, sharp knife into the back of bonnet dramas." "A 'feminist' film need not portray all its female characters in a positive light. Women aren’t a monolith of benevolence. A film with multiple female characters who are equal parts sympathetic and sadistic, who face off against one another in a battle of wits and will, exposing some harsh truths about race, class, and privilege, is something rare — something to be tightly embraced. Lady Macbeth — a chilling period piece about a woman who comes into her own savage power — is that film." (April Wolfe, Village Voice)