Lady Macbeth (2016)

Directed by William Oldroyd

Rural England, 1865. Katherine, suffocated by her loveless marriage to a bitter man and restrained by his father's tyranny, unleashes an irresistible force within her, so powerful that she will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

She isn’t a victim who becomes a monster, or a prisoner who becomes a master; she’s a woman who’s been conditioned to believe that abuse is the only true expression of power, and she’s determined to survive […]. […] It’s hard to remember the last time the female lead of a costume drama had so little interest in subscribing to the bullshit of her circumstances.

David Ehrlich (IndieWire)