Experience Glenn Close’s gripping Oscar-nominated performance in director Björn Runge’s The Wife, screening at The Frida one day and one time only – Sunday January 27th at 12pm – in participation with Sony Pictures Classics!
After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan (Glenn Close, in her Golden Globe-winning performance) and Joe (Jonathan Pryce) Castleman 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. Written by Jane Anderson and based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage – thirty-plus years later, as Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed body of work – filled with a lifetime’s worth of compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.
“The Wife offers viewers a chance to observe one of the finest – and most criminally under-praised – actresses of her generation working at the very top of her shrewd, subtle, superbly self-controlled game.” – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
“Close is a marvel of twisty understatement here, delivering emotions that conceal as much as they reveal, and offering onion-like layers that invite repeat viewings in light of some of the film’s later revelations.” – Andrew Barker, Variety
“You can’t take your eyes off Glenn Close. Her tour-de-force as a long-suffering spouse who hits her breaking point might just get her the Oscar that has unfairly eluded her so far.” – Andrew Barker, Variety
“I wish there were more movies like this one.” – James Berardinelli, ReelViews