Cast：Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie, Christopher Fairbank
International Sales： Protagonist Pictures
Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her lovelessmarriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold,unforgiving family. When she embarks on a passionateaffair with a young worker on her husband’s estate, aforce is unleashed inside her so powerful that she willstop at nothing to get what she wants.
An adaptation of the Russian novel “Lady Macbeth of theMtsensk District” famous for its opera. The debutfeature film by William Oldroyd of the British theatreindustry. It has received much positive reviews from itsToronto International Film Festival screening, as anindependent film modernizing the elements of gender,race and class. The crew includes the casting director of“Notes On A Scandal”, art director of “The Lobster”, andcostume designer of the Sally Potter’s titles.
William studied directing at RADA before becoming Director in Residence at the Young Vic Theatre,where he directed Ghosts by Ibsen in a new version by Frank McGuinness.Subsequently he directed a large-scale production of Sartre’s Kean in Tokyo, Waiting For Godot inMunich and Two Noble Kinsmen at the RSC for the Complete Works Festival. His opera productionsinclude Don Pasquale at Sadler’s Wells Theatre and La Serva Padrona in Portugal. William’s firstshort film, Christ’s Dog was written by Howard Barker and nominated for Best Short Film at theHamburg 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.Lady Macbeth is his first feature film.