Film Club 28th June 8pm – Lady Macbeth

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Film Club 28th June 8pm – Lady Macbeth

Lady Macbeth” reveals the essence of its plot in the title, but the dark twists of the thrilling narrative still manage to surprise. The feature-length debut of British theater director William Oldroyd suggests what might happen if Alfred Hitchcock directed “Wuthering Heights.” Adapting from Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novel, Oldroyd and screenwriter Alice Birch transport the action to 19th century England and boil down its essence to the machinations of a driven young woman fiercely embodied by newcomer Florence Pugh. She begins the movie as an object of sympathy, and even as she grows more cunning and devious in her intentions, it’s easy to comprehend her psychotic drive.

Trailer:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRC4JpK-D78

 

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