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Lady Macbeth teaser trailer released by Altitude

13 January 2017 7:58 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Lady Macbeth teaser trailer: Altitude Films release the new promo for their upcoming film, due in the spring.

Watch the Lady Macbeth teaser trailer below.

The Lady Macbeth teaser trailer has just been released by Altitude Films. The UK distributor will released the festival favourite in cinemas on April 28th 2017. Altitude have some impressive films on their upcoming slate, including Golden Globe winner Moonlight, Alone In Berlin and Jérôme Salle‘s The Odyssey.

Here’s the rundown of the plot of Lady Macbeth.

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.

The film is loosely based on a nineteenth century »

- Paul Heath

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First trailer for Lady Macbeth arrives online

13 January 2017 5:10 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

A teaser trailer has arrived online for William Oldroyd’s upcoming drama Lady Macbeth. Based on Nikolai Leskov’s nineteenth century novella Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District, the film stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank; take a look below after the official synopsis…

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.

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 »

- Amie Cranswick

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Fabulous teaser trailer for Lady Macbeth starring Florence Pugh

13 January 2017 4:02 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: David Sztypuljak

Here’s the first look teaser trailer for Altitude Films’ new movie Lady Macbeth which played at London Film Festival. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this movie is based on the Shakespeare play but there’s no connection there.

Lady Macbeth is loosely 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.

The cast and filmmakers of Lady Macbeth at the London Film Festival 2016

We attended the premiere for the movie which had it’s premiere at the London Film Festival in October last year as well as playing at the Toronto Film Festival. You can see our interviews with director William Oldroyd in his debut feature and stars Florence Pugh, »

- David Sztypuljak

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Mike Gold: Up The River Without a Tardis

11 January 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

If you were to ask me if I had a favorite character among all the heroic fantasy teevee shows and movies over the past five years, and damnit I wish you would, I would immediately respond “River Song.”

For those who came in late, here’s the mandatory Journalism 101 background:

River Song is an ongoing but breathtakingly occasional character in Doctor Who. A remarkably capable, strong and intelligent archaeologist/con artist/warrior-protector with a great sense of humor and about 92% of all the sexuality ever expressed in the 54-year history of the program, she has been, is, and/or will be married to the Doctor – it’s time travel, Mr. Gittes – and that poses all sorts of thrilling opportunities. It also begs the issue of “until regeneration do us part.” She’s kind of a partial Time Lord, having absorbed some of the Doctor’s DNA while being conceived in the Tardis. »

- Mike Gold

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Goteborg Film Festival unveils 450 film line-up

11 January 2017 4:12 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

World premieres include Fanny Ardant’s Stalin’s Couch [pictured], Elisabeth E. Schuch’s The Book Of Birdie, Erlingur Ottar Thoroddsen’s Rift, and Manuel Concha’s Blind Alley.

Goteborg Film Festival has announced its programme of nearly 450 films from 84 countries to screen during the festival’s 40th anniversary edition (Jan 27-Feb 6).

As reported earlier, the festival will kick off with Dome Karukoski’s Tom Of Finland.

The eight films (all world premieres) competing for the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film – with a prize of $110,500 (Sek 1m) — are as follows:

Tom Of Finland by Dome Karukoski (Finland/Sweden/Denmark/Germany/Us)Beyond Dreams by Rojda Sekersöz (Sweden)The Ex-wife by Katja Wik (Sweden)Heartstone by Gudmundur A. Gudmundsson (Iceland/Denmark)Sámi Blood by Amanda Kernell (Sweden/Denmark/Norway)Little Wing bySelma Vilhunen (Finland)The Man by Charlotte Sieling (Denmark)Handle With Care by Arild Andresen (Norway)

The Nordic documentary competition includes:

Citizen Schein by Maud Nycander, [link »

- wendy.mitchell@screendaily.com (Wendy Mitchell)

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Pharrell Williams Humbly Accepts Variety Creative Impact Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

3 January 2017 3:32 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Parker Palm Springs, with its candied-colored hues of yellow and orange, was the place to be seen Tuesday morning at the Creative Impact Awards luncheon feting the 20th anniversary of Variety’s 10 Directors to Watch.

Among the celebrities at the Bellini-soaked brunch, thrown in tandem with the 28th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, were “Hidden Figures” and “Moonlight” actress Janelle Monae; “Captain Fantastic” star and Creative Impact in Acting Award recipient Viggo Mortensen; Pharrell Williams, honored with the Creative Impact in Producing Award for shepherding “Hidden” figures to the big screen; and “Loving” helmer Jeff Nichols, recipient of the Creative Impact in Directing Award.

Glee” star and comedian Jane Lynch introduced Variety’s Vice President and Executive Editor Steven Gaydos, who created the 10 to Watch list as a means by which to earmark talented artists on the rise in Hollywood. Directors who previously made the list include Wes Anderson, »

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10 Directors to Watch: William Oldroyd Defies Teacup-Rattling Period Conventions With ‘Lady Macbeth’

3 January 2017 9:46 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“I wanted to make an anti-bonnet period drama,” acclaimed U.K. theater director Oldroyd says mirthfully of his first feature, “Lady Macbeth,” a starkly sensual adaptation of Russian author Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novella “Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.” He succeeded. Relocated to Victorian England, this morally ambiguous tragedy of a headstrong teenage girl married off to a cruel mining magnate has little of the decorative daintiness associated with British corset dramas. Made for £350,000 through Creative England’s iFeatures initiative, the film — scooped by Roadside Attractions at Toronto — makes a virtue of its microbudget, its pared-back production values reflecting its protagonist’s austere outlook.

For Oldroyd, who “mucked about with video” at art college in the mid-1990s before shifting into a successful theater career via a Rada course in directing dramaturgy, “Lady Macbeth” seemed an ideal segue into cinema. “What I’d most enjoyed doing in theater was contemporized classics,” he explains, »

- Guy Lodge

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Rising stars of 2017: film director William Oldroyd

1 January 2017 1:00 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Already established as a theatre director, the former theology student now makes his feature film debut with a Lady Macbeth that has nothing to do with the Bard

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As a theatre director, William Oldroyd has done his share of Shakespeare. But his film-making debut, Lady Macbeth, out this spring, has nothing to do with the Bard. Featuring a mesmeric lead performance by Florence Pugh – the discovery of Carol Morley’s film The Falling – it’s the 19th-century story of Katherine, a young married woman in the north of England who frees herself from the shackles of patriarchy in the most drastic way. Written by playwright Alice Birch, it’s adapted from Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, an 1860s Russian novel by Nikolai Leskov, which also inspired an opera by Shostakovich.

The book is almost forgotten today but Oldroyd says: “It’s a cracking read. »

- Jonathan Romney

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