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
Florence Pugh is magnificent in the lead role as a cool lady psychopath. And this is one of the best films I've seen this year. It's gripping from start to finish, there's just not even a little bit of fat in the production, every scene, every piece of dialogue is sparse but meaningful and the actors all carry it off with panache. The direction is flawless. i felt trapped in a Victorian drama with no escape. The camera work is wonderful, grainy and grim in the candle light of the mansion and you could feel the personality of the characters oozing into your pores from the close-ups. Its quite brilliant. Don't miss it.
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