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FILM OPENS: July 28, 2017

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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.

  • Director: William Oldroyd
  • Country: UK
  • Genre: Drama
  • Year: 2017
  • Run Time: 01:29:00
  • imdb Score: 7.4/10 (1,849 votes)
  • Language: English
  • Rating: R
  • Cast: Florence Pugh, Christopher Fairbank, Cosmo Jarvis
"Oldroyd’s brilliance (and Pugh’s) is to probe this age-old archetype — the Gothic antiheroine, the adulteress — and find pathos and cruelty. It’s also to uncover the complex web of hierarchies — of race and class, as well as gender — that ensnare and empower her."

"Cleverly, it gives us enigmatic backstory hints that may or may not help explain the sudden direction change the film takes in its third act, leading to a denouement of toxic ingenuity. And of all it driven by the sensuality and rage of Pugh’s performa."
Peter Bradshaw - THE GUARDIAN

"This intelligently scripted and imposingly played costume noir revisits the conventions of Victorian melodrama to comment on modern attitudes to oppression, prejudice and morality."
David Parkinson - EMPIRE

"Oldroyd has made a film here that's incredibly tied to its nineteenth century setting, yet modern at the same time in the way it addresses femininity - more importantly, the power women have no matter how they're viewed by society or expected to behave by their male counterparts."
Jamie Neish - CINEVUE

"Even when Oldroyd loses his directorial grip, Pugh is there to make things right. Not many young actress have that sort of power to command the screen as if by divine right. She dives deep into this terrifically twisted, erotic thriller and makes it matter."
Peter Travers - ROLLING STONE

"Mr. Oldroyd boxes Katherine in his attractive visuals, imprisoning her as her male relatives do. Yet his intellectual distance also turns her into a specimen, a pinned butterfly turned taxidermy beast."
Manohla Dargis - THE NEW YORK TIMES


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