Director: Björn Runge.
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern, Harry Lloyd, Christian Slater.
Sweden/USA/UK 2017. 100 mins.
Joan Castleman (Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Pryce) 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 confronts 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.