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The Wife

Director: Björn Runge

Writers: Jane Anderson (screenplay), Meg Wolitzer (novel)

Stars: Christian Slater, Max Irons, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Elizabeth McGovern

Glenn Close delivers one of the finest performances of her career in this compelling drama about a woman emerging from the shadow of her famous husband. Joan (Glenn Close) and Joe (Jonathan Pryce) compliment one another after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man's wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.

"Close plays this ignored, pushed-aside woman like a gathering storm, drawing us into the mind and heart of a heroine who's not going to take it any more." Rolling Stone

"Close is phenomenal as ‘The Wife’ who puts life on hold. Like a bomb ticking away towards detonation, Glenn Close commands the centre of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from. Extraordinary. One of the richest, most riveting and complicated performances of her career." The Hollywood Reporter

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