Lizzie (15)

Lizzie
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Chloë Sevigny stars as Lizzie Borden in this new take on the notorious legend.

Based on the infamous 1892 axe murder of the Borden family in Fall River, Massachusetts, this compelling psychodrama explores Lizzie Borden’s life.

As an unmarried woman of 32, and a social outcast, Lizzie (Chloë Sevigny) lives a claustrophobic life under her father’s cold and domineering control. When Bridget Sullivan (Kristen Stewart), a young maid, comes to work for the family, Lizzie finds a sympathetic, kindred spirit, and a chance intimacy that blossoms into a wicked plan, and a dark, unsettling end.

Lizzie is an enthralling investigation of a dark slice of history that has fascinated the world ever since – with captivating performances leading an evocative presentation of strained family relationships, an oppressive society and a secret, burgeoning romance, delivering rich slow-burn tension and emphatic, transfixing release.

US 2018 Dir Craig William Macneill 105 min

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