Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman...
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): a still-striking beauty with impeccable credentials, the perfect alpha wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humour.
Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises. And Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the normally shy Joan is pushed uncomfortably into the spotlight, where long-kept secrets are in danger of being illuminated.
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival 2017 - Gala Presentations - World premiere
- Type of film
- Running Time
- 100 mins
- Björn Runge
- Piers Tempest, Meta Louise Foldager, Rosalie Swedlin, Jo Bamford, Claudia Bluemhuber, Piodor Gustafsson
- Executive Producer
- Björn Runge, Jane Anderson, Tim Haslam, Hugo Grumbar, Mark Cooper, Gerd Schepers, Gero Bauknecht, Florian Dargel, Tomas Eskilsson, Jon Mankell, Nina Bisgaard
- Lena Runge
- Jane Anderson (screenplay), Meg Wolitzer (novel)
- Director of Photography
- Ulf Brantås
- Production Designer
- Mark Leese
- Stuart Bruce
- Jocelyn Pook
- Principal Cast
- Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater
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Last updated 5th September 2017