Scene from Lady Macbeth

By Vanessa Obioha

The romantic thriller ‘Lady Macbeth’ from the stables of Red Mist Films is set to premier in Nigerian cinemas in August. The all-new scandalous love story is coming on the heels of successful productions such as ‘Colonia’, ‘Spooks: The Greater Good’ and ‘Son of a Gun’. The film stars award-winning actress Florence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, and Naomi Ackie amongst others.

Set in the U.K, the movie tells the story of Katherine (Florence Pugh) a woman 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.

The film has been universally acclaimed since it debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and there is buzz of a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Florence Pugh.

Directed by William Oldroyd and written by Alice Birch, the 89 minutes movie is the very first feature film of the director who is also popular for his short films like “Christ Dog” and “Best”.
Speaking on the release of the film, a key representative for Red Mist said,

“We are thrilled and can’t wait to experience the new journey in this upcoming film, Red Mist continues to focus on creating exciting new stories and experiences and we’re eager to take fans into the dark sexy world of Lady Macbeth on the big screen.”

Red Mist Films is a company that acquires and distributes high-quality, talent driven films to mainstream African audiences. The company aims to bring unique and universal stories that thrill the audience with promises to keep the flag running as it pushes frontiers to deliver the best of quality movies to Nigerian audience. Lady Macbeth, will be officially released on August 25, 2017.