THE WIFE (15)

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019
6:00PM
Exeter Phoenix
Film

THE WIFE (15)

Dir. Björn Runge
100 mins | 2017 | UK, Sweden, USA

SHOWING TIMES:

  • Wed 9 Jan – 1:30pm & 6:00pm

Glenn Close gives a truly masterful performance as a woman who has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support those of her husband – until long-kept secrets are threatened to be exposed…

Joan has put her husband and his stellar literary career ahead of her own talent and desires. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has dealt with his bad behaviour with grace and humour. But the foundations of their marriage have been built upon a set of uneven compromises and, on the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, she is forced to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life…

Expect to see Close rewarded for her astonishing performance-she gives her career best in this poignant, funny and emotional celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

‘It is a smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film, and Close gives a wonderful star turn’ 
THE GUARDIAN

‘Close is so extraordinary — at once charming and inscrutable, alternately warm and withering, tender but full of contained fury’
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER