Friday, 30 June 2017

Lady Macbeth

Not from the Shakespeare play. A young bride in the 1850s, purchased to provide an heir and for her dowry of land, is unhappily married to an older man. The husband and her father in law treat her cruelly and she becomes drawn to a young groomsman with whom she has an increasingly violent affair.

This 'Lady Macbeth' is adapted from a Russian short story and the film has the grim and dark atmosphere I often associate with Russian works.


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