A tale of late marital life with a twist

Pryce is undeniably charismatic and entertainingly conceited, but 'The Wife' belongs to Close. She is as subtle and controlled here as she has ever been

30th September, 2018
Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in The Wife

‘To quote from Meditations on Quixote”, novelist Joe Castleman pronounces grandly while holding a glass of champagne aloft to a packed room, “I am I plus my surroundings, and if I do not preserve the latter, I do not preserve myself.” Castleman has just won the Nobel Prize for Literature after a long, illustrious career. He is giving a speech at a gathering in his honour.

His ‘surroundings’ include his wife...

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