Vertigo Releasing have released the UK trailer for their upcoming Drama The Artist’s Wife Starring Bruce Dern and Lena Olin. As a women’s life plunged into a crisis when her famous artist husband diagnosed with Alzheimer’s .
The old saying, behind every man there is a great woman, probably the pillar of the relationship, supporting their husbands. In this indie drama Olin plays one of those woman who have support their famous husbands or partners. She’s also an artist herself, sacrificing her own career. The Artist’s Wife promises to be a tribute to these women, a contemporary imagining of the journey of the stronger woman behind the man – and what happens when the relationship begins to crumble due to circumstances beyond either person’s control.
Claire (Lena Olin) lives a quiet domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). Once a promising painter herself, Claire now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. While preparing work for his final show, Richard’s moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behavior deteriorate, she shields his condition from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. Challenged by the loss of her world as she knew it, Claire must now decide whether to stand with Richard on the sidelines or step into the spotlight herself.
The film also stars Juliet Rylance, Avan Jogia, Stefanie Powers, Catherine Curtin, and Tonya Pinkins.
The Artist’s Wife will be released via the usual Digital Platform outlets in the UK and Ireland from 30th April.