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Women Talking  2022
Director:  Sarah Polley
Producer:
  Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt
Art Director:
  Andrea Kristof
Editor:
  Christopher Donaldson and Rosyln Kalloo
Music:
  Hildur Guðnadóttir
Screenplay:
  Sarah Polley, based on the novel by Miriam Toews
Director of Photography:
  Luc Montpellier
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Cast:
spacer1 Rooney Mara
spacer1 Claire Foy
spacer1 Jessie Buckley
spacer1 Judith Ivey
spacer1 Ben Whishaw
people1 Frances McDormand
spacer1 Sheila McCarthy
spacer1 Michelle McLeod
spacer1 August Winter
spacer1 Kira Guloien
spacer1 Emily Mitchell
spacer1 Nathaniel McParland
spacer1 Rooney Mara spacer1 Claire Foy spacer1 Jessie Buckley
spacer1 Judith Ivey spacer1 Ben Whishaw people1 Frances McDormand
spacer1 Sheila McCarthy spacer1 Michelle McLeod spacer1 August Winter
spacer1 Kira Guloien spacer1 Emily Mitchell spacer1 Nathaniel McParland
spacer1 Rooney Mara spacer1 Claire Foy
spacer1 Jessie Buckley spacer1 Judith Ivey
spacer1 Ben Whishaw people1 Frances McDormand
spacer1 Sheila McCarthy spacer1 Michelle McLeod
spacer1 August Winter spacer1 Kira Guloien
spacer1 Emily Mitchell spacer1 Nathaniel McParland

Synopsis:
Reeling from multiple counts of sexual abuse, newly uncovered within their Mennonite colony, a group of women gather in a hayloft to discuss how to respond. While the men are away, the women narrow their options down to three: do nothing, stay and fight, or leave. Some fear that any act of defiance will jeopardize their entry into heaven, while others believe they cannot survive without husbands and sons. Some are willing to take any measures to escape the terror of their domestic lives and insist that “the truth is stronger than the rules.”

With her first feature in almost a decade, Polley showcases her unmatched skills as both a screenwriter and a director. The film is at once ferocious in its critique of patriarchal oppression – a critique that clearly extends to our broader, secular culture – while respectful of the beliefs and traditions in which its characters were raised. Though it is suffused with the pain of trauma, a stubborn sense of wonder and quiet joy in community permeate the film. Women Talking ushers us through a journey of rage, grief, wisdom, and hope through to a triumphant, most gratifying conclusion.

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