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Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart mesmerise as secret lovers in this bloody retelling of the infamous murder case that shocked a nation.

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Dir Craig William Macneill
Prod Naomi Despres, Liz Destro, Chloë Sevigny
Scr Bryce Kass
With Chloë Sevigny, Kristen Stewart, Jamey Sheridan
Certificate 15
UK Distribution Bulldog Film Distribution

It’s 1862 and in the sleepy town of Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden already has a reputation as a bit of a misfit. And that’s before she’s accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother with an axe. Unmarried, she rallies against her overbearing father’s rule and forthrightly demands to be involved with matters relating to the family’s vast fortune. When new maid Bridget joins the household, Lizzie’s interests are piqued. A forbidden friendship soon becomes forbidden love, and the secrets that are uncovered in the dark gloomy Borden mansion will have dire consequences for everyone involved. A sharp and hypnotic thriller with a career-best performance from Sevigny in the lead, Lizzie will leave you breathless.

Emma Smart

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