The Wife + introduction with composer Jocylyn Pook

The Wife + introduction with composer Jocelyn Pook 15

Filmic19

Film

Please note: This was screened in March 2019

Director:
Bjorn Runge
Cast:
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons
Duration:
100 mins, 2017, Sweden
Primary language:
English

Glenn Close gives a truly masterful performance as a woman who has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support those of her husband - until long-kept secrets are threatened to be exposed...

Joan (Glenn Close) has put her husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career ahead of her own desires. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has dealt with his bad behaviour with grace and humour. But the foundations of their marrage have been built upon a set of uneven compromises and, on the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, she is forced to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life...

Expect to see Close rewarded for her astonishing performance come the Oscars® (she has already received a Golden Globe for her work) - she gives her career best in this poignant, funny and emotional celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

Screening as part of Filmic19.

With an introduction from the film's composer Jocelyn Pook.

The Jocelyn Pook Ensemble will be performing Music For Film and Voices at St George's Bristol following the screening on Sat 16 March at 19:30 as part of Filmic19.