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The Wife

Dir: Björn Runge
Cast: Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Jonathan Pryce
100mins   2018   UK/Sweden/USA   15   English    Audio Described F-Rated

Joan Castleman has spent forty 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, 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, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

'You can't take your eyes off Glenn Close ... her tour-de-force as a long-suffering spouse who hits her breaking point might just get her the Oscar that has unfairly eluded her so far' - Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Monday's screenings are CAP caption subtitled