The Wife (2017)
First screened in August 2018
Director: Björn Runge. Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Karin Franz Körlof, Alix Wilton Regan, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgane Polanski. Screenplay: Jane Anderson (based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer). Twitter Capsule:
Savvy adaptation of a slippery novel, even if several of its devices play as such. Close excels in an unusual register.
More attention to form and craft than a movie like this tends to elicit. Maybe not new in its key arcs, but fills a niche that's been largely abandoned.