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Monday Night Film Series presents, The Wife -FR

Author: myUNB News

Posted on Oct 16, 2018

Category: News and Notices

The Monday Night Film Series will present 'The Wife' on Monday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 102. 

Jonathan Pryce, Glenn Close, and Christian Slater star in Björn Runge’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s bestselling novel about Joan Castleman (Close, TV’s Damages; Albert Nobbs), who begins to re-evaluate her marriage to her author husband, Joe (Pryce, The Man Who Invented Christmas; The Woman in Gold), on the eve of his Nobel Prize presentation, and starts to grapple with her own long-dormant literary aspirations.

An incisive study of celebrity, marriage, and the creative process — as well as a showcase for the talents of acclaimed actors Close and Pryce - The Wife explodes the old notion that behind every great man stands a great woman.

Joe Castleman is being given the Nobel Prize for Literature, and he and wife Joan couldn’t be happier. But from the moment the couple arrives in Stockholm, tensions rise. A nosy, insistent would-be biographer (Slater, TV’s Mr. Robot; The Summit) is loitering in the hotel lobby, an attractive young photographer opens old wounds regarding past indiscretions, and Joe and Joan’s son David (Max Irons, Bitter Harvest; Woman in Gold), eternally irked at living in his father’s shadow, sulks through the celebrations. What’s more, with all the attention being paid to Joe’s long career, the normally shy Joan is pushed uncomfortably into the spotlight, where long-kept secrets are in danger of being illuminated.

The Wife is a procession of perfectly pitched scenes from a seemingly perfect marriage. Runge calibrates each for maximum impact, focusing on unspoken agreements and long-simmering resentments. His greatest allies in the endeavour are, of course, his stars. Pryce exudes pathos as a literary icon still suffering from insecurities, while Close smoulders in an intricately textured, quietly devastating performance.

This term, 15 limited release, independent foreign and Canadian films will be shown. Admission is $8/film, but a half-yearly $12 student film society membership reduces admission cost to $5/film. The series is open to all. Memberships are available at Tilley Hall, 102 every Monday night.

For further info, contact NB Film Co-op at 455-1632 or info@nbfilmcoop.com - http://www.nbfilmcoop.com/exhibition/monday-night-film-series

The NB Film Co-op, in partnership with the UNB Faculty of Arts and the Toronto Film Festival, presents the series.

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