Estonian premiere

Women Talking

Local title
Naised räägivad
Original title
Women Talking
Director
Sarah Polley
Country
USA
Year
2022
Programme
Screen International Critics' Choice
Genre
drama, adapted screenplay
Subject
Society, women, human rights

Anger and tenderness flow in equal measure in “Women Talking”, a focused, forceful drama about a strict religious community of women who are reeling from the sexual abuse they’ve endured.

Adapting Miriam Toews’ novel, writer-director Sarah Polley doesn’t offer easy catharsis or simplistic platitudes, instead delving deeply into the mixed emotions felt by these mothers and daughters, who are tired of the mistreatment but divided on how to respond. Examining faith and the patriarchy with quiet eloquence, this drama provides an acting showcase for a suite of superb performers headlined by Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Jessie Buckley.

Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

Director
Sarah Polley
Screenwriter
Sarah Polley
Cast
Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw, Frances McDormand
Producer
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances McDormand
DoP
Luc Montpellier
Editor
Christopher Donaldson, Roslyn Kalloo
Composer
Hildur Guðnadóttir
Production
Plan B Entertainment, hear/say Productions, Orion Pictures
Distributor
Estonian Theatrical Distribution
World sales
Universal Pictures
Runtime
Language
English
Other festivals
London, Toronto

Screenings

3rd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening071204 / Naised räägivad
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3rd Hall Apollo Kino Lõunakeskus, Tartu
Screening082302 / Naised räägivad
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3rd Hall Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening151203 / Naised räägivad
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