Here’s the first look teaser trailer for Altitude Films’ new movie Lady Macbeth which played at London Film Festival. You’d be forgiven for thinking that this movie is based on the Shakespeare play but there’s no connection there.

Lady Macbeth is loosely loosely based on a nineteenth century novella called Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov and was later adapted as an Opera. Lady Macbeth is a tragic portrait of a beautiful, determined and merciless young woman seizing her independence in a world dominated by men.

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The cast and filmmakers of Lady Macbeth at the London Film Festival 2016

We attended the premiere for the movie which had it’s premiere at the London Film Festival in October last year as well as playing at the Toronto Film Festival. You can see our interviews with director William Oldroyd in his debut feature and stars Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, and Naomi Ackie in this handy link.  The supporting cast also includes Paul Hilton (Wuthering Heights), newcomer Naomi Ackie and Christopher Fairbank (Guardians of the Galaxy).

Lady Macbeth is set for release in the UK April 28th and this very clever trailer gives you a taste of what you can expect.

Lady Macbeth Synopsis

Rural England, 1865. Katherine (Florence Pugh) is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age, and his cold, unforgiving family. 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.