Lady Macbeth

Past Event28 Jul - 4 Aug

Lady Macbeth

No longer available

The Civic

Film

Victorian patriarchy meets its match in this juicy period drama.

 

The title alerts us to murderous intent, but the source material here is one step removed from Shakespeare: director William Oldroyd and writer Alice Birch’s striking debut is a stylised reinvention of the 1865 Russian novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District.

 

Katherine (Florence Pugh) is a young bride, a virtual captive in the draughty mansion of her dour mine owner husband. Her flinty father-in-law pressures her for an heir, though the sadistic ritual unfolding nightly in the marital bedroom scarcely favours reproduction.

 

The incredulous Katherine plots her liberation. If she’s prepared to contemplate murder to escape this disgusting prison, what won’t she do to guarantee her pleasure when she finds it in the arms of the taunting hunk (Cosmo Jarvis) who runs the household stable?

 

Her maid (Naomi Ackie) stands by, rendered mute by the trouble she sees. Pugh, in virtually every scene, is mesmerising; her insolence smouldering as she’s corseted into tight bodices and hooped skirts; her abandon as sumptuous as her flesh when she casts them off.

 

Critics’ Prize, San Sebastián International Film Festival 2016

 

“A barbed feminist fable of class, cruelty and sexual power that feels absolutely true to its period and uncannily attuned to the present moment.” — A.O. Scott, NY Times, USA

Visit nziff.co.nz to see the full schedule of films on at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival. 

 

 

Ticket Pricing

Fri 28 Jul, 8.45 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Early Bird Full (purchased before 20 July)
$17.50
Full (purchased from 20 July)
$18.50
Film Society / Film Industry Guilds *
$15.50
Community Service Card *
$15.50
Student *
$15.50
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Fri 4 Aug, 4.15 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$15.00
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Ten-Trip Pass

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

 

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique code that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening (subject to seat availability) excluding 3D films, Special Events, and Live Cinema performances.

Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or at the Aotea or The Civic box offices. Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability. When you purchase your pass you will receive the unique code. 

Please note, this will be emailed the next business day if you purchase online. (The code is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via the phone). Your code will enable you to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions. Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the code will expire.

 

Ten-Trip Pass
$155.00

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.

 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.