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.
Lady Macbeth is the debut feature film from theatre director William
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.