Lady Macbeth: illicit love

A sexy, murderous tale of lust


BY: Claire Connors

A beautiful and adventurous young bride (Florence Pugh) is sold into marriage with an unattractive and grim older man, who demands she remain homebound while he’s traveling for work. As soon as his carriage disappears down the road, she’s out wandering the windswept moors of the rural English countryside. A handsome worker on the estate (Cosmo Jarvis) catches her eye and their inevitable, fiery affair begins. When her husband returns, he learns of her infidelity and well, let’s just say, nothing good comes of it. For the talented Pugh, however, whispers of best female actor awards are already being heard. This gorgeously shot and excellently directed (William Oldroyd) film opens on July 14th.