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The Wife

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Synopsis

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

Details

Year
2017
Type of film
Features
Running Time
100 mins
Director
Björn Runge
Producer
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
Editor
Lena Runge
Screenwriter
Jane Anderson (screenplay), Meg Wolitzer (novel)
Director of Photography
Ulf Brantås
Production Designer
Mark Leese
Sound
Stuart Bruce
Music
Jocelyn Pook
Principal Cast
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater

Genre

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Last updated 5th September 2017

Production Company

UK, Sweden, Denmark, US, coproduction

Anonymous Content (UK), Meta Film (UK, DK), Tempo Productions Ltd (UK), Spark Film & TV

Tempo Productions
Piers Tempest
Lower Scarcliffe
Off Carleton Lane
Carleton
Skipton
BD23 3HS
+44 (0)20 7097 8973
pt@tempoproductions.net
http://www.tempoproductions.net

Sales
Company

Embankment Films (World sales excluding US)
Westbourne Studios – WE 020
242 Acklam Road
London
W10 5JJ
+44 (0)20 7183 4739
info@embankmentfilms.com
http://www.embankmentfilms.com

Creative Artists Agency/ CAA (US sales)
2000 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles
CA 90067
USA
+1 424 288 2000
filmsales@caa.com
http://www.caa.com