UK Premiere

The Wife

Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House

Thu 09 Aug 2018
Doors 18.30
£26.75 (includes £2.75 booking fee)

DJ from 18.45 Film starts approximately 21.00.

For telephone bookings call 0333 320 2836.

The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Glenn Close, who will introduce the film with director Björn Runge, delivers one of the finest performances of her remarkable career in this compelling drama about a woman emerging from the shadow of her famous husband.

Certificate 15
Duration 100 mins
Film starts approximately 21.00

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point.

On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long buried secrets. Based on the best-selling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater. 

Join us for the UK premiere of this stunning new film. 


A smart, supremely watchable and entertaining film, and Close gives a wonderful star turn. *****

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
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