Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman … and you’re about to meet her. It is crucial you get to know this woman – many of us already do and don't even realise it. Joan Castleman: 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 humour. 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. The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.
Björn Runge is a director, screenwriter, playwright and writer. In 1996 he debuted as a director with the feature film Harry & Sonja. Next came Om Jag vänder mig om (Daybreak), which won him the 2003 Blue Angel for Best European Film at the Berlin Festival, and two Guldbagge awards for Best Director and Best Screenplay. In 2005 he received the Nordiska Rådets Filmpris for Mun mot mun (Mouth to Mouth). In 2011 he competed at the San Sebastian Festival with Happy End, winner of the Best Cinematography Award.