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Writer: Jane Anderson | Director: Björn Runge | Producers: Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Claudia Bluemhuber, Piers Tempest, Jo Bamford | Editor: Lena Runge | Composer: Jocelyn Pook | Cinematographer: Ulf Brantås | Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern | UK / 2017 / 100 min
About the Film
When novelist Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) learns that he is to be presented with the Nobel Prize in Literature, his devoted wife, Joan (Glenn Close), is thrilled about his success. On the way to Stockholm for the ceremony, they meet Nathaniel Bone (Christian Slater), a journalist whose discovery of a secret from the couple’s past threatens their seemingly perfect marriage. Based on the bestselling novel by Meg Wolitzer, this masterfully acted drama is a poignant and incisive tale of a woman’s self-discovery and reckoning with dreams too long deferred.
About the Filmmakers
Jane Anderson is an Emmy Award-winning writer and director for theater, film, and television. Screenwriting credits include: How to Make An American Quilt, It Could Happen to You, and The Prizewinner of Defiance, Ohio, which she also directed. Television writing credits include: Olive Kitteridge and The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader Murdering Mom. She wrote and directed The Baby Dance; Normal, adapted from her play Looking for Normal; When Billie Beat Bobby; and the first segment of HBO’s If These Walls Could Talk II. Her plays have been produced Off-Broadway and in theaters around the country. Her newest play, Mother of the Maid, will have its New York premiere at the Public Theater this coming Fall and will star Glenn Close.
Björn Runge was born in Lysekil, Sweden, and studied directing at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm. His films include Harry and Sonja, Daybreak, Mouth to Mouth, and Happy End. The Wife is his latest feature.