ORION PICTURES PRESENTS WOMEN TALKING STARRING FRANCES MCDORMAND, ROONEY MARA AND CLAIRE FOY, DIRECTED BY SARAH POLLEY. IS FEMALE DRIVEN STORYTELLING PICKING UP?

In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with
their faith.

Starring
Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod, Kate
Hallett, Liv McNeil, August Winter
With
Ben Whishaw
And
Frances McDormand
Executive Producers
Brad Pitt, Lyn Lucibello Brancatella, Emily Jade Foley
Produced by
Dede Gardner, p.g.a., Jeremy Kleiner, p.g.a.,
Frances McDormand, p.g.a.,
Based upon the book by Miriam Toews
Screenplay by
Sarah Polley
Directed by
Sarah Polley
Distributed through United Artists Releasing

Director Sarah Polley on the set of her film WOMEN TALKING An Orion Pictures Release Photo credit: Michael Gibson © 2022 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

STATEMENT FROM WRITER/DIRECTOR SARAH POLLEY

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.

WT_07885-07899_RCC5 (l-r.) Michelle McLeod stars as Mejal, Sheila McCarthy as Greta, Liv McNeil as Neitje, Jessie Buckley as Mariche, Claire Foy as Salome, Kate Hallett as Autje, Rooney Mara as Ona and Judith Ivey as Agata in director Sarah Polley’s film, WOMEN TALKING An Orion Pictures Release Photo credit: Michael Gibson © 2022 Orion Releasing LLC. All Rights Reserved.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13669038/

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