Women Talking (2022)
Director: Sarah Polley Run Time: 104 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 2022
Starring: Ben Whishaw, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Rooney Mara
Country: United States
About the film:
World Premiere, 2022 Telluride Film Festival. Official Selection, 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
Women Talking (2022) received nominations at the 95th Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Celebrate Awards Season at the Film Center! Learn more here.
A group of women in an isolated religious community struggle to reconcile their faith with a string of sexual assaults committed by the colony’s men.
“The mere existence of a movie like this is a big deal… Polley gives these women a rare opportunity to reinvent their world”
—Peter Debruge for Variety
About the filmmaker:
Sarah Polley is an Academy Award-nominated screenwriter, director, and actor. She began her acting career as a child, starring in many productions for film and television. After making short films, she made her feature-length directorial debut with the 2006 drama film Away from Her, adapted from a story by Alice Munro. Her other projects include the documentary film Stories We Tell (2012), the miniseries adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel Alias Grace (2017), and the romantic comedy Take This Waltz (2011), which premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. Her fourth feature, Women Talking (2022), is adapted from a book by Miriam Toews that was in turn inspired by a 2011 trial in Bolivia.See our upcoming films