The Wife


Joseph Castleman (Jonathan Pryce is the first to admit that without his wife Joan (Glenn Close), he never would have become the talented and renowned writer he is today. As Björn Runge’s The Wife opens, its protagonist is in his sixties, with many well-praised books under his belt. When Joseph gets a call announcing that he has won the Nobel Prize for Literature, it’s only natural that Joan should listen in on the other phone and that she should be the first person he thanks in his speech in Stockholm. Whether she likes it or not.