U.S., 2018, 100 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Björn Runge, Rated R, Sony Pictures Classic
“Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close commands the center of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from." – Jon Frosch, Hollywood Reporter
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty - the perfect devoted wife with 40 years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humor, they’ve built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.
The Wife is nominated for 1 Academy Award: Best Actress (Glenn Close).
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