THE WIFE – Buy Tickets

UK, Sweden, USA
Directed by Björn Runge
In English
100 minutes
Rated 14A: coarse language

Joan and Joe remain complements 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.

Critic Reviews

“[The Wife] soars above the ordinary with a timely narrative and a magnetic performance by Glenn Close that is nothing short of miraculous…. Sympathetic without being either a victim or a Wonder Woman on a pedestal, she puts The Wife in lockdown and throws away the key.”

~ Rex Reed, New York Observer

“As the apparently-perfect wife of a Nobel prize-winning writer, Close gives arguably her best ever performance…. Her Joan is a study in marital pain, deceit and the sexual politics of prestige.”

~Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

THE WIFE – Nov 22nd. 7pm