After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements: Where Joe is brash, Joan is shy. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife, keeping the household running smoothly, the adult children in close contact, and Joe’s pills dispensed on schedule. At times, a restless discontentment can be glimpsed beneath Joan’s smoothly decorous surface, but her natural dignity and keen sense of humor carry her through the rough spots.
director: Björn Runge / drama / cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern / Sweden, United States of America, United Kingdom 2017, 100 min. / English spoken / Dutch subtitled