The Wife | Denver Film Society | Björn Runge | United Kingdom

The Wife

Björn Runge


EnglishUnited Kingdom201899 minWebsite


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Nominated for a 2019 Academy Award - Best Actress: Glenn Close

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.

Cinematographer: Ulf Brantås | Screenwriter: Jane Anderson / Based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons
Additional Countries: Sweden, USA