The Wife (15)

The Wife
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Glenn Close delivers a spectacular performance as the dutiful wife of a world-renowned author, in this adaptation of Meg Wolitzer's bestselling novel.

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his 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 an emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

Scored by Jocelyn Pook, who has scored Memorial (27-30 Sep, Barbican Theatre).

UK/Sweden/US 2018 Dir Björn Runge 100 min

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