Dir: Björn Runge UK, Sweden 2017 100 mins Cert: 15A Not Subtitled
Joan Castleman has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe, and his stellar literary career. She has ignored infidelities and excuses because of his art with undiminished grace and humour. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. But Joan has reached her breaking point!
…a smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film, and Close gives a wonderful star turn. The Guardian, Toronto International Film Festival 2017
Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. But Joan has reached her breaking point! On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long buried secrets.
Based on the best-selling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is poignant, funny and compelling, with Glenn Close delivering one of the finest performances of her remarkable career.