The Wife

The Wife

Winner of the 2019 Golden Globe for Best Actress - Drama. Nominated for the 2019 Academy Award and BAFTA award for Best Actress. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is “the perfectly devoted wife”. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) 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’ is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation. ★★★★★ “It is a smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film, and Close gives a wonderful star turn.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ★★★★ “Glenn Close is in a class of her own” - Mark Kermode, The Observer ★★★★ “Close gives a performance that demands the Oscar voters consider her for a seventh time” - David Hughes, Empire ★★★★ “A mesmerising Glenn Close finally emerges from the sidelines” - Tim Robey, The Telegraph

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Runtime 100 Minutes
Release date 2018
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  • Certification: 12