Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (film)

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District (Russian: Леди Макбет Мценского уезда, romanized: Ledi Makbet Mtsentskogo uyezda) is a 1989 Soviet drama film directed by Roman Balayan, based on the eponymous novella by Nikolai Leskov.[1]

Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District
Directed byRoman Balayan
Written byRoman Balayan
Pavel Finn
Music byEvsey Evseyev
CinematographyPavel Lebeshev
Release date
  • 1989 (1989)
Running time
76 minutes
CountrySoviet Union


Katerina Izmailova is a beautiful wife of a rich merchant who does not marry out of love. Katerina, who for days on end suffering from idleness, gets herself a young lover, Sergei. Soon their relationship progresses to the fact that they are forced to kill her husband Katerina, who discovers infidelity, and this is only the first step to their deadly unity.



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