• Tue. Apr 16th, 2024

Lady Macbeth is a 2016 British period drama film directed by . The film tells the story of Katherine, a young woman who is sold into a loveless marriage with a much older man in 19th century England. Trapped in an oppressive and abusive household, Katherine begins an affair with a handsome stable hand named Sebastian, setting off a chain of events that lead to tragedy.


Lady Macbeth is a stunning and evocative film that explores the themes of power, oppression, and sexuality. The film's direction is masterful, with using a sparse and atmospheric visual style to create a sense of tension and unease throughout. delivers a remarkable and deeply affecting performance as Katherine, conveying both the vulnerability and the strength of the character with equal skill. The film is a raw and honest exploration of the human experience, and it raises important questions about gender, class, and power.


Lady Macbeth has won numerous awards, including:

  • Best British Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards
  • Best Actress for at the Dublin Film Critics' Circle Awards
  • Best Directorial Debut for at the Evening Standard British Film Awards
  • Best Actress for at the Houston Film Critics Society Awards
  • Best Actress for at the London Film Critics' Circle Awards
  • Best Actress for at the New York Film Critics Online Awards

The film's critical acclaim and numerous accolades are a testament to its powerful storytelling, evocative direction, and outstanding performances.

Overall, Lady Macbeth is a haunting and thought-provoking film that offers a powerful commentary on the human experience. It is a testament to the power of cinema to tell important stories and to shed light on important social issues, such as the nature of power and the complexities of gender and sexuality.

Directed by ,
Produced by Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly
Screenplay by Alice Birch
Based on Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
by Nikolai Leskov
Starring , , , , ,
Music by Dan Jones
Cinematography Ari Wegner
Edited by Nick Emerson
BBC Films British Film Institute Creative England iFeatures Protagonist Pictures Sixty Six Pictures
Distributed by Altitude Film Distribution
Release date 10 September 2016 (TIFF) 28 April 2017 (United Kingdom)
Running time 89 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Budget £500,000
Box office $5.2 million

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