Nominated for the 95th Academy Awards Best Film! Best Screenplay!
In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. Based on a true story, WOMEN TALKING follows eight main characters portrayed by Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Sheila McCarthy, Judith Ivey, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, and Michelle McLeod. After discovering many of the colony’s women—and their mothers, sisters, and daughters—have experienced sexual assault by the men they share homes and families with, a cohort gathers in a hay loft to discuss what to do next: Do they flee the only world they’ve ever known? Do they remain in danger to fight against their husbands and brothers? Or do they ignore the horrific violence inflicted upon them, and try to forgive and forget?
Sarah Polley has created vibrant cinema from Miriam Toews’s novel, a film with real depth, full of phenomenal acting by a group of actors at the top of their game. There is a lot of injustice in the world WOMEN TALKING admits, but there are small, hopeful things we can do to make it a better place.
Nominated for the 95th Academy Awards Best Actor and Best Screenplay!
Based on the 1952 Akira Kurosawa film Ikiru (To Live), LIVING has been exquisitely adapted by the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro. LIVING is the story of an ordinary man, reduced by years of oppressive office routine to a shadow existence, who at the eleventh hour makes a supreme effort to turn his dull life into something wonderful. This wise and moving drama is an existential journey that celebrates learning how to live life, in all its fleeting beauty. LIVING sets a high bar for itself in setting out to remake a Kurosawa classic and director Oliver Hermanus and star Bill Nighy clear it in triumphant fashion. Utterly gorgeous and emotionally gratifying.
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