It's 1969 at a strict English girls' school where charismatic Abbie and intense and troubled Lydia are best friends. After a tragedy occurs at the school, a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.
A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown's fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
A Palestinian assassin is targeting prominent Israelis. An English actress is recruited by the Israelis to infiltrate the assassin's terrorist cell. This will require all of her acting talents and put her at considerable risk.
Macbeth, the Thane of Glamis, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. Consumed by ambition and spurred to action by his wife, Macbeth murders his king and takes the throne for himself.
Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, whose family are cold and unforgiving. 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.Written by
The film is based on an essay by Nikolai Leskov "Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda", written in 1864. The story name contains an allusion to Ivan Turgenev's story "Hamlet of Shchigrovsky Uyezd" (1849)
I liked this move. Great performances by a young and talented actress Florence Pugh and Cosmo Jarvis. Not sure why feminism was brought into discussion of this film, mostly by those who did not like it. Imagination gone wild I guess. Leskov himself called his story a gloomy story in strict tones of a strong and passionate feminine character. The story was to be the beginning of a cycle about the characters of Russian women. So it has nothing to do with feminism.
There is a Russian version of this movie, Ledi Makbet Mtsenskogo uezda (1989) (Леди Макбет Мценского уезда (1989), Director: Roman Balayan. You might want watch it on one of the Russian sites kinobanda dot net for example. It is in Russian language though.
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