The Wife

Showed at Images 9/21/2018–10/4/2018

Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater

Showing on the Main Screen through Thursday, September 27
Showing in Cinema Pop-Up Friday, September 28 through Thursday, October 4

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950. The Wife interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

  • Director: Björn Runge
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Genre: Drama

“The Wife offers viewers a chance to observe one of the finest — and most criminally underpraised — actresses of her generation working at the very top of her shrewd, subtle, superbly self-controlled game.”

– Washington Post