Hot off the press comes a new teaser trailer for Lady Macbeth which slowly builds the tension for what is about to erupt.
The trailer provides a look into the tragic story of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.
Starring the excellent Florence Pugh, Lady Macbeth is the debut feature film from theatre director William Oldroyd. William’s first short film, Christ’s Dog was written by Howard Barker and nominated for Best Short Film at the Hamburg International Independent Film Festival. His second short film, Best, written by Adam Brace, won the Sundance London Short Film competition and subsequently screened at Sundance, Park City.
Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionate affair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, a force is unleashed inside her so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.
The film is loosely based on a nineteenth-century novella called Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov and was later adapted as an Opera. Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.
Lady Macbeth releases into UK cinemas April 17th.