The Wife

The Wife (15)

Joan and Joe Castleman(Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) have been married for nearly 40 years. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as a Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into her role as the Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. But, at a point where the couple should be celebrating the pinnacle of a lifetime’s work, a lifetime of compromises, secrets and betrayals are forced into the open.

Friday, February 22nd 2019
Doors open at 7.30pm
Film starts at 8pm

Director: Björn Runge
Year: 2018
Certificate: 15
Running time: 1 hour 40 minutes
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And the critics say…

“If ever a film belonged to an actor… this one belongs to Close. Mesmeric is an adjective often misused as a synonym for superlatives because it sounds cool. Here it is the right word.” Matthew Norman, Evening Standard

“Close gives a performance that demands the Oscar voters consider her for a seventh time, and with Pryce matching her barb for barb, this is a heavyweight piece of theatre that grips whenever they’re on screen.” David Hughes, Empire Magazine

“Watch Close’s face in these early scenes; imagine what she’s feeling because you will imagine something much different by the end.” Johanna Schneller, Globe and Mail

“”The Wife” offers viewers a chance to observe one of the finest – and most criminally underpraised – actresses of her generation working at the very top of her shrewd, subtle, superbly self-controlled game.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post