18 April 2024
From Women Talking set for release 10th February 2023

Sarah Polley’s Women Talking Gets A UK Trailer

Nearly a decade since her previous film, Sarah Polley returns to filmmaking with Women Talking. Today Universal Pictures have unveiled the film’s UK Trailer which suggests that it will be more than ‘women talking’…Cinephiles too!

The film is set in 2010. The women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. All the women subjected to sexual assaults, from the men of the community controlling them. Women Talking is based on the novel by Miriam Toews.

This looks like a film to watch out for in the upcoming Awards season. The early reviews are very good with the film set to play at BFI London Film Festival...


Also below is a behind the scenes featurette which Polley. Frances McDormand and Toews chat about the film…

In Women Talking, a group of women, many of whom disagree on essential things, have a conversation to figure out how they might move forward together to build a better world for themselves and their children.

Though the backstory behind the events in Women Talking is violent, the film is not. We never see the violence that the women have experienced. We see only short glimpses of the aftermath. Instead, we watch a community of women come together as they must decide, in a very short space of time, what their collective response will be.

When I read Miriam Toews’ book, it sunk deep into me, raising questions and thoughts about the world I live in that I had never articulated. Questions about forgiveness, faith, systems of power, trauma, healing, culpability, community, and self-determination. It also left me bewilderingly hopeful.

I imagined this film in the realm of a fable. While the story in the film is specific to a small religious community, I felt that it needed a large canvas, an epic scope through which to reflect the enormity and universality of the questions raised in the film. To this end, it felt imperative that the visual language of the film breathe and expand. I wanted to feel in every frame the endless potential and possibility contained in a conversation about how to remake a broken world

Sarah Polley .

The film stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Michelle McLeod, Sheila McCarthy with Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand.

Women Talking will be released in the UK and Ireland from 10th February 2023. A little bit earlier in the U.S, 25th December.


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