The Wife

Director: Bjorn Runge
Starring: Christian Slater, Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce
Duration: 100 min


Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) 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. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.



8.1/10 57 ratings.


Club and Group screenings

Fri 26th Oct 16.00 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Sat 27th Oct 15.15 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Mon 29th Oct 14.45 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset HOH Subtitled: This screening has subtitles for people with hearing loss
Tue 30th Oct 16.00 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
Wed 31st Oct 11.45 Audio Described: Everyone welcome. Audio Description is available for this film, and is undetectable to anyone not wearing a headset
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