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  • Start: Wednesday 12 December - 11:00
  • Auditorium: Great Hall (import)
  • Rating: 15

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Director: Björn Runge

Writers: Jane Anderson, based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer

Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of 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. The Wife interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later – a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

Poignant, funny and emotional, The Wife is a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation. Close is the film’s extraordinary emotional centre, evincing power, intelligence and vulnerability as a woman questioning the choices she made.

“A smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film […] Close gives a wonderful star turn”
The Guardian ★★★★★

Running Time: 100 minutes

Age Rating: 15