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The Wife
Official Selection - Closing film out of competition
Glenn Close
Foto: Gorka Estrada
Glenn Close
Foto: Gorka Estrada
'THE WIFE' (Official Selection)
Foto: Jorge Fuembuena
Glenn Close
Foto: Jorge Fuembuena
Glenn Close
Foto: Alex Abril
'THE WIFE' (Official Selection)
Foto: Alex Abril
Glenn Close
Foto: Alex Abril
Glenn Close
Foto: Alex Abril
Glenn Close
Foto: Alex Abril
Glenn Close
Foto: Jorge Fuembuena
Glenn Close
Foto: Jorge Fuembuena
Björn Runge
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Glenn Close
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Glenn Close
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Gleen Close, Annie Starke
Foto: Pablo Gómez
'THE WIFE' (Official Selection)
Foto: Alex Abril
Glenn Close
Foto: Alex Abril
Christian Slater
Foto: Alex Abril
'THE WIFE' (Official Selection)
Foto: Pablo Gómez
Arrival of Glenn Close ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Arrival of Glenn Close ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Arrival of Glenn Close ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
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Arrival of Glenn Close ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
(v.o. )
Arrival of Björn Runge ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Arrival of Björn Runge ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Arrival of Björn Runge ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
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Arrival of Björn Runge ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
(v.o. )
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (es)
22m. 57s.
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (es)
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
(es)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (eu)
22m. 57s.
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (eu)
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
(eu)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (in)
22m. 57s.
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (in)
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
(in)
Photocall ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Photocall ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Photocall ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
2m.
Photocall ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
(v.o. )
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
22m. 57s.
Press conference ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
(v.o. )
Arrival of Christian Slater ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Arrival of Christian Slater ''The Wife'' (O.S.)
Arrival of Christian Slater ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
2m.
Arrival of Christian Slater ''The Wife'' (O.S.) (v.o. )
(v.o. )
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
22m. 57s. Castellano
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
22m. 57s. Euskara
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
22m. 57s. English
Björn Runge (Director) Glenn Close (Actress) Annie Starke (Actress) Claudia Bluemhuber (Producer)
22m. 57s.

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.

BIOGRAPHY

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.

PROGRAMME
d. 29
19:00h.
Cinema: Principal
O.V. (English) subtitles in Spanish.
Accredited Press and Guests. Priority for Preferential Admission and Press
d. 30
09:00h.
Cinema: Kursaal, 1
O.V. (English) subtitles in Spanish.
Public and Press Screening
d. 30
21:00h.
Cinema: Kursaal, 1
O.V. (English) subtitles in Spanish.
Closing film
d. 30
22:30h.
Cinema: Velódromo
O.V. (English) subtitles in Spanish.
Closing Special Programme: Loving Pablo (Closing Pearls OC) 20:30h. Proyecto Tiempo. Parte I: La llave (Cinergía short-film). 21:00h. Screening of the award-giving ceremony. 22:30h. The Wife (O. Selection Closing OC)
CAST & CREW
Director
Björn Runge
Screenplay
Jane Anderson
Production
Meta Film
Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen
Lille Strandstræde, 20c, 2
1254
Copenhagen
Dinamarca
Anonymous Content
Rosalie Swedlin
3532 Hayden Ave
CA 90232
Culver City
EE.UU.
Tempo Productions
Piers Tempest
Lower Scarcliffe Off Carleton Lane, Carleton Skipton
BD233HS
North Yorkshire
Reino Unido
Spark
Piodor Gustafsson
Stockholm
Suecia
Photography
Ulf Brantås
Edition
Lena Runge
Music
Jocelyn Pook
Cast
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd
Format
DCP FOLLOWING DCI
Sales
Embankment Films
Westbourne Studios, Unit 20, 242 Acklam Road
W10 5JJ
London
United Kingdom
Running Time
99 m.
Country
Sweden - UK
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