Altitude Film Distribution unveil the New Trailer for William Oldroyd’s LADY MACBETH featuring Florence Pugh ahead of April Release
BASED ON THE NINETEENTH CENTURY NOVELLA LADY MACBETH OF MTSENSK DISTRICT BY NIKOLAI LESKOV
BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – NOMINATED FIRST FEATURE COMPETITION
WORLD PREMIERE – TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
WINNER EVENING STANDARD BRITISH FILM AWARDS
MALONE SOULIERS BREAKTHROUGH OF THE YEAR - FLORENCE PUGH
‘Superbly acted and executed….it marks a terrific showcase for Florence Pugh’ - Jonathan Romney / Screen International
“Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch" - Guy Lodge, VARIETY
“Imagine Alfred Hitchcock directing ‘Wuthering Heights" - Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
Ahead of its eagerly awaited release next month, The Fan Carpet are pleased to bring you the trailer for LADY MACBETH, courtesy of Altitude Film Distribution!
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.
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 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.
Florence Pugh (The Falling and Screen Star of Tomorrow) takes the lead in the 19th Century period drama. Former Screen Star of Tomorrow Cosmo Jarvis (Spooks: The Greater Good) plays opposite Pugh while supporting cast include Paul Hilton (Wuthering Heights), newcomer Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank (Guardians of the Galaxy).
The script was written by up and coming playwright Alice Birch, winner of the 2014 George Devine Award for Most Promising Playwright. Lady Macbeth is the first feature produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly of Sixty Six Pictures. Cronin O’Reilly earned an Oscar nomination in 2013 for her short Head Over Heels.
SCREEN STARS OF TOMORROW - FODHLA CRONIN O'REILLY
SCREEN STARS OF TOMORROW - FLORENCE PUGH
ZURICH 2016 - CRITICS' CHOICE AWARD
SAN SEBASTIAN 2016 - FIPRESCI Award
LADY MACBETH HITS CINEMAS ON APRIL 28
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