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The Wife

Irish Film Institute

”Surely you can’t be serious - I am serious . . . and don’t call me Shirley”

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Synopsis

Joan Castleman is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty, the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his "art" with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan's reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career.

Rating:
15A
15A CertificateFilms classified 15A have been deemed appropriate for viewers of fifteen and over. However, they can also be seen by younger children - provided they are accompanied by an adult who has deemed the film appropriate viewing for that child. In such cases, IFCO strongly recommends that parents/guardians make informed decisions by accessing the consumer advice available on this website.
Advisory:
strong language, sex references
Released:
03/08/2018
Duration:
100 min
Genres:
Drama
Director:
Björn Runge
Writer:
Jane Anderson
Starring:
Max Irons, Harry Lloyd, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Glenn Close
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