The Wife

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Directed by Björn Runge
2017
Sweden, UK
100 minutes
15+
Glenn Close delivers a career-best performance in this thrilling drama, as a wife who has sacrificed her own talent to support her husband’s brilliant literary career.

Joan Castleman (Close) is a highly intelligent woman who has been a devoted wife and mother, while her husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) taps their personal lives to write novel after novel. His success culminates in the ultimate recognition – the Nobel Prize for Literature. Together with their sensitive son (Max Irons), the Castlemans head to Stockholm for the Nobel ceremony. They are pursued by an insistent biographer (Christian Slater) who claims to have knowledge of family secrets. And on this trip, Joan finally appears close to breaking point. Close and Pryce are superb as the couple whose longstanding arrangement may be coming to a dramatic end, in this suspenseful story of self-discovery.

Glenn Close is a tremendous actress. That shouldn’t be news to anyone who’s been even halfway following her career, but if there were still any doubt, her performance in Björn Runge’s The Wife erases any remaining room for it. – Andrew Barker, Variety

Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close commands the center of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from. – Jon Frosch, The Hollywood Reporter

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The Wife

State Theatre
Thu 7 June
8:30pm—10:10pm
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The Wife

Casula Powerhouse
Sat 9 June
7:30pm—9:10pm
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The Wife

Hayden Orpheum Cremorne
Wed 13 June
6:30pm—8:10pm
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The Wife

State Theatre
Thu 14 June
4:05pm—5:45pm
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Year
2017
Classification
15+
Country
Sweden, UK
Language
In English
Director
Björn Runge
Producer
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen , Rosalie Swedlin, Claudia Bluemhuber, Piers Tempest, Jo Bamford
Cast
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater
Screenwriter
Jane Anderson
Cinematographer
Ulf Brantås
Company Credits
Distributor: Icon Film Distribution
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