SIBERIAN LADY MACBETH (Sibirska Ledi Magbet), based on the Nicolas Leskov novel, was directed by the Polish filmmaker Andrzej Wajda in 1961.
Katerina Izmajlowa lives with her father-in-law Izmajlow in a small Russian village. She's married for five years now with Zinovij Izmailow who's more often abroad than home. Katerina is despised by her husband's father because she hasn't given birth to a child yet. One day, Sergei, a day-laborer, comes to the farm asking for work. He's hired, seduces Katerina but both lovers are seen by Izmajlow. Sergei is beaten but Katerina manages to poison her father-in-law on the same night. Now she can have Sergei in her bed. When her husband Zinovij Izmailow finally comes back home, she also kills him, with the help of Sergei, and buries him in the pigs's sludge.
Katerina and Sergei live happy together for a few months but, one day, a remote cousin of Izmajlow arrives at the farm claiming that half of the Izmajlow's fortune belongs to her and the ten years old boy she has brought with her. The boy is also murdered by the lovers who are, this time, arrested and convicted of murder. They are banned to Siberia and start a long journey on foot towards the northern part of Russia.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler