The Wife

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    100 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    UK, Sweden, USA
  • Languages
    English, Swedish

ANGELIKA’S NOTE

"Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close (FATAL ATTRACTION, DANGEROUS LIAISONS) commands the center of THE WIFE: still, formidable and impossible to look away from" (Hollywood Reporter). Close earned an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for her earth-shattering performance that had both critics and audiences raving, with Oscar nominated actor Jonathan Pryce (WOMEN IN GOLD, GLENDARRY GLEN ROSS) as her co-star. The story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition is expertly interwoven by Director Björn Runge with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—and a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.
DIRECTED BY:
Björn Runge
WRITTEN BY:
Jane Anderson, Meg Wolitzer (novel)
CAST INCLUDES:
Max Irons, Christian Slater, Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close

SYNOPSIS

Joan Castleman is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty, the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has 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

    Genre
    Drama
  • Runtime
    100 mins
  • Release Date
    2018
  • Countries
    UK, Sweden, USA
  • Languages
    English, Swedish
DIRECTED BY
Björn Runge
WRITTEN BY
Jane Anderson, Meg Wolitzer (novel)
CAST INCLUDES
Max Irons, Christian Slater, Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close
"Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close (FATAL ATTRACTION, DANGEROUS LIAISONS) commands the center of THE WIFE: still, formidable and impossible to look away from" (Hollywood Reporter). Close earned an Oscar nomination and a Golden Globe win for her earth-shattering performance that had both critics and audiences raving, with Oscar nominated actor Jonathan Pryce (WOMEN IN GOLD, GLENDARRY GLEN ROSS) as her co-star. The story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition is expertly interwoven by Director Björn Runge with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—and a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

Joan Castleman is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty, the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has 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.

EXCLUSIVE CONTENT

THE WIFE Q&A with Glenn Close & novelist Meg Wolitzer