Lady Macbeth Will be Released in Irish Cinemas on April 28th
LADY MACBETH is due to be released in Irish cinemas on the 28th of April. The film takes place in rural England in 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.
LADY MACBETH is already a huge hit on the festival circuit, where is has picked up a host of audience and performance awards at Toronto, LFF, San Sebastian, Zurich, Glasgow and Dublin this year. Florence Pugh also received the Breakthrough Award for which both she and director William Oldroyd were nominated at this year’s Evening Standard Film Awards. The film is also produced by Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly from Kerry who was Oscar nominated for a short film Head Over Heels.
To celebrate this release there will be a special live cinema event. Altitude Films have partnered up with the V&A museum to host a special gala preview of LADY MACBETH that will be broadcast to cinemas nationwide. There will be a live broadcast, an intro, and a post screening Q&A with special guests from 7pm on Thursday 27th April. We’ll have more information about tickets on our website and social media soon.
Here’s what critics have been saying about the film:
★★★★★ “Mesmerising” – The Telegraph
“A jaw-dropping debut” – Rolling Stone
“a period drama like none you’ve seen before… superbly acted and executed” – Screen International
“Imagine Hitchcock directing Wuthering Heights” – Indiewire
“Powerful. Utterly brilliant” – Elle
“Florence Pugh announces herself as a major talent to watch” – Variety