Based on Meg Wolitzer’s bestseller, it’s a funny and emotional journey for literary wife, Joan...
Director: Björn Runge
Cast includes: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater
100 Mins / 2018 / UK | Sweden | USA
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent 40 years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour.
The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning 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 bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, and a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.
“Close is superb as a long-suffering literary spouse whose marriage reaches crisis point when her husband wins a Nobel prize” – The Guardian
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