Joan Castleman has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets.
“The Wife offers viewers a chance to observe one of the finest – and most criminally underpraised – actresses of her generation working at the very top of her shrewd, subtle, superbly self-controlled game.” – Washington Post
- BBFC rating
- Running time
- 100 mins
- UK, Sweden, USA
- Björn Runge
- Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater