BORDERLINES: The Wife
Dir: Björn Runge | UK/Sweden | 2017 | 100 mins | 15
Cast | Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern
Glenn Close gives a masterful performance in Björn Runge’s terrific adaption of Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel. She plays Joan, an elegant woman who has spent forty years sacrificing her dreams to support her self-absorbed husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce). But as Joe prepares to receive the biggest accolade of his high-profile career, and as she confronts the many sacrifices she has made for him, she finds herself at a turning point. Poignant, funny and emotional, The Wife is a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, with the incredible Close supported by a wider cast including Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.