We present our red carpet interviews from the premiere of William Oldroyd’s Lady Macbeth direct from the 2016 London Film Festival (LFF2016) in London’s Leicester Square.
The film stars Florence Pugh, Naomi Ackie, Cosmo Jarvis, and Chris Fairbank. They attended the premiere alongside director William Oldroyd, screenwriter Alice Birch, and producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly.
Scott Davis and Dave Sztypuljak were on the red carpet this evening, here’s how they got on.
Based on an 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is a young bride, unhappily married to the nasty son of a wealthy mine owner. Unable to consummate his marriage, the husband is sadistic, refusing to even allow his young wife out of the house.
Left alone when her husband is called away on business, Katherine starts to explore the grounds and initiates a passionate affair with earthy, ill-mannered stable-hand Sebastian (Cosmo Jarvis), while her increasingly concerned maid (rising star Naomi Ackie) watches on.