Nayland Cinema: The Wife
Friday 15 February 2019
Nayland Village Hall
Starts 7.30pm Doors open at 7pm. Entry is £5 on the door. Every fifth film will be free. Tea/coffee and biscuits are by donation with a charge for other refreshments.
Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman - and you're about to meet her. In 1956, a 20-ish Joan Archer (Annie Starke) is an attractive star pupil in a creative writing class taught by dashing married professor and budding novelist Joe Castleman (Harry Lloyd). They have an affair that leads to marriage. The lack of opportunities for female writers disheartens Joan. Joe had been fired for having an affair with Joan and his first attempt at writing a novel turns out very poor. Joan agrees to fix Joseph's novel for him which is published and becomes a bestseller. By 1960, Joseph and Joan are living in a large seaside home and Joan is hard at work writing a novel, to be published under Joseph's name. Forty years on Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is still a striking beauty and the perfect devoted wife. She has spent years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his ‘art’ with grace and humour. Their marriage is built upon uneven compromises. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joan has reached her breaking point…