It’s the 1860s and Katherine is the young wife of arrogant northern England landowner Alexander. Kept under her husband’s cruel control, Katherine finally has a chance to assert herself when Alexander leaves on an extended trip. A provocative love affair with stableman Sebastian is just the start of Katherine’s drastic battle of wills with her oppressors, as she goes to increasing lengths to protect her new freedom. Although adapted from a Russian novella, this Lady Macbeth – with its stark locations, anti-heroine and darkvengeance – feels completely Shakespearean.
Showing at Somerville Auditorium, UWA, from 13-19 March and Joondalup Pines, ECU, from 21-26 March. Film commences at 7:30pm but we recommend getting there early to nab a good seat and enjoy a picnic under the pines.