Critics Favourite Lady Macbeth Opens in Irish Cinemas Today

Posted April 28, 2017 by Suzanne Murray in News
Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth opens in cinemas across the country today to much critical acclaim having received five star reviews in the Irish Times, The Guardian, Irish Independent and RTE.

Directed by acclaimed theatre director William Oldroyd and starring Florence Pugh and Cosmo Jarvis, the film is based on Nikolai Leskov’s nineteenth century novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.

Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman in a world dominated by men. Set in 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.

“This is as fine a costume drama as we’ll see all year” Irish Times (read full review)

“moves beyond the chintzy vision of 19th century English life beloved of Jane Austen adaptations into something darker…. Like a horror film orchestrated by Emily Bronte”  Irish Independent

“William Oldroyd’s fierce feature debut feels like Victorian noir…. it is smart, sexy, dour: qualities that are weaponised by a lethally charismatic lead performance from Florence Pugh” The Guardian (read full review)

“Lady Macbeth makes Wuthering Heights resemble a Famous Five adventure” RTE (read full review)

Lady Macbeth opens in Irish cinemas today Friday 28th April.