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Florence Pugh in Lady Macbeth, 2016

Film: Lady Macbeth at the IFI (audio described and captioned)

29 Apr 2017 (Past)

Irish Film Institute

Beautifully directed by William Oldroyd from a screenplay by noted playwright Alice Birch, Lady Macbeth sees teenage Katherine (Florence Pugh) sold into marriage to an older man, Alexander, and the household of his father, Boris (Christopher Fairbank).

Scorned by her husband, who quickly abandons his new bride, and with her daily routine of crushing tedium under the hostile eye of her father-in-law, Katherine begins an illicit affair with arrogant groomsman Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), a relationship for which she will ultimately go to ever more extreme lengths.

Pugh’s Katherine is an astonishing creation: the coy Victorian bride who, through frustration and boredom, finds strength and defiance, ultimately becoming murderous in order to preserve her freedom.

There will be an Open Captioned (OC) screening on April 29th (16.00). Audio Description (AD) will be available on all screenings.

Watch: Trailer for Lady Macbeth

Florence Pugh as Katherine and Cosmo Jarvis as Sebastian in Lady Macbeth

Florence’s natural instinct was to defend Katherine against all the abuse and injustices she suffers. We had to try and constrain this modern reaction in a 19th century code of behaviour. - Director William Oldroyd

Florence Pugh in Lady Macbeth


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Lady Macbeth