LADY MACBETH

by William Oldroyd
LADY MACBETH - LADY MACBETH

Informations

Nation: UK

Year: 2016

Length: 89'

34° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Rural England, 1865. Katherine leads a miserable life, stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter old man twice her age. Their relationship is in a deadlock, and so is the one with his cold, unforgiving family. She unexpectedly discovers love when she meets Alexander, a handsome and provocative twenty-two-year-old who works on her husband’s estate. The embers of feelings she thought were extinguished suddenly reawaken in her. They immediately connect with a burning passion. Katherine feels more powerful and alive than ever before, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. [cg]

Director

William Oldroyd

William Oldroyd

William Oldroyd studied directing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He then ran the Young Vic Theatre, directing plays like Frank McGuinnes’ new version of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts. He also worked abroad, putting on stage Jean-Paul Sartre’s adaptation of Kean in Tokyo, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in Munich, and Giovan Battista Pergolesi’s La serva padrona in Portugal. He made his cinematic debut in 2011 with the short Christ’s Dog, followed by Best (2013), which won the short film competition at Sundance London. Lady Macbeth is his first feature.

Filmography:
Christ’s Dog (cm, 2011), Best (cm, 2013), Lady Macbeth (2016).

Cast and Credits

regia/director
William Oldroyd
soggetto/story
dal racconto La Lady Macbeth del distretto di Mcensk di/from the short story Lady Macbeth of the Mtsenk District by Nikolaj Leskov
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Alice Birch
fotografia/cinematography
Ari Wegner
montaggio/film editing
Nick Emerson
scenografia/production design
Jacqueline Abrahams
costumi/costume design
Holly Waddington
suono/sound
Steve Peckover
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Florence Pugh (Katherine), Cosmo Jarvis (Sebastian), Paul Hilton (Alexander), Naomi Ackie (Anna), Christopher Fairbank (Boris)
produttore/producer
Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
produzione/production
Sixty Six Pictures, iFeatures
distribuzione/distribution
Teodora


contatti/contacts
Teodora
Margherita Chiti
info@teodorafilm.com

Director statement

“When preparing to direct Lady Macbeth it was important for me to continue to put the actors and script at the center of the film. As a theater director I approach each project with respect for the writer and the script – it is quite common for the writer to be present throughout the rehearsal period and my main job is to help the actors to understand how best to realise the intentions of the writer.”

Synopsis Learn more

Rural England, 1865. Katherine leads a miserable life, stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter old man twice her age. Their relationship is in a deadlock, and so is the one with his cold, unforgiving family. She unexpectedly discovers love when she meets Alexander, a handsome and provocative twenty-two-year-old who works on her husband’s estate. The embers of feelings she thought were extinguished suddenly reawaken in her. They immediately connect with a burning passion. Katherine feels more powerful and alive than ever before, and will stop at nothing to get what she wants. [cg]

Director All about direction

William Oldroyd

William Oldroyd

William Oldroyd studied directing at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. He then ran the Young Vic Theatre, directing plays like Frank McGuinnes’ new version of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts. He also worked abroad, putting on stage Jean-Paul Sartre’s adaptation of Kean in Tokyo, Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot in Munich, and Giovan Battista Pergolesi’s La serva padrona in Portugal. He made his cinematic debut in 2011 with the short Christ’s Dog, followed by Best (2013), which won the short film competition at Sundance London. Lady Macbeth is his first feature.

Filmography:
Christ’s Dog (cm, 2011), Best (cm, 2013), Lady Macbeth (2016).

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
William Oldroyd
soggetto/story
dal racconto La Lady Macbeth del distretto di Mcensk di/from the short story Lady Macbeth of the Mtsenk District by Nikolaj Leskov
sceneggiatura/screenplay
Alice Birch
fotografia/cinematography
Ari Wegner
montaggio/film editing
Nick Emerson
scenografia/production design
Jacqueline Abrahams
costumi/costume design
Holly Waddington
suono/sound
Steve Peckover
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Florence Pugh (Katherine), Cosmo Jarvis (Sebastian), Paul Hilton (Alexander), Naomi Ackie (Anna), Christopher Fairbank (Boris)
produttore/producer
Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly
produzione/production
Sixty Six Pictures, iFeatures
distribuzione/distribution
Teodora


contatti/contacts
Teodora
Margherita Chiti
info@teodorafilm.com

Director statement Read more

“When preparing to direct Lady Macbeth it was important for me to continue to put the actors and script at the center of the film. As a theater director I approach each project with respect for the writer and the script – it is quite common for the writer to be present throughout the rehearsal period and my main job is to help the actors to understand how best to realise the intentions of the writer.”