The Wife

Gibsons, Monday April 8, 2019, 7:30 pm

UK/Sweden 2017, 100 min., drama
Director: Björn Runge

Glenn Close excels in this simmering drama about a highly intelligent, mature beauty—the perfectly devoted wife—who has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams, and ambitions to support her charismatic husband’s literary career.  When he wins the Nobel Prize for Literature and they head to Stockholm, the uneven compromises of their marriage—the infidelities, the excuses, and more—reach a breaking point. On the eve of the novelist’s greatest recognition, a decades-long charade unravels.