“Next time I introduce you try a little eye contact.” “Next time don’t refer to me as your son the half-baked writer.” “You shouldn’t need my approval to write.” “Everyone needs approval Joe.” Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman – and in the drama ‘The Wife’ we meet her. It is of importance that we get to know this woman – as she’s in the background unnoticed behind an acknowledged great man. “You have been chosen to receive the Nobel Prize in literature.” “Tell me this isn’t a joke?” “It’s all real darling.”
“Tell me about yourself do you have an occupation?” “I do, I am a king-maker.” The story follows Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a highly intelligent beautiful woman who is the perfect devoted wife who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
“I am aware of Joe’s affairs, they have nothing to do with you, they have to do with his deep fear of inadequacy.” “Don’t look at me as a victim I am much more interesting than that.” For forty years she sacrificed her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Joan reaches her breaking point on the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work.
“Don’t walk away from me damn it.” “I can’t do it anymore I can’t take the humiliation.” Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons and Christian Slater ‘The Wife’ is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation. Directed by Björn Runge from a screenplay written by Jane Anderson based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer the film premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. It is scheduled to be released on August 3, 2018 by Sony Pictures Classics.
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