When Sarah Polley directs, you sit up and take notice, so following her acclaimed and deeply personal documentary Stories We Tell, the Take This Waltz filmmaker has put together an incredible ensemble for Women Talking.
Based on Miriam Toews’ best-selling novel, and starring Frances McDormand (Nomadland), Rooney Mara (Carol), Claire Foy (The Crown), Jessie Buckley (Men), Judith Ivey (Flags of Our Fathers), Michelle McLeod (Don’t Talk to Irene), and Ben Whishaw (Cloud Atlas), Women Talking tells the story of a group of women in an isolated religious colony who struggle to reconcile with their faith after a series of sexual assaults. Check out the trailer below…
In a remote Mennonite community, women have been waking from sleep bruised and battered, some are pregnant. Religious leaders argue it’s God’s punishment for their sins. But when one wakes to find an attacker in her room, the horrible truth comes out. In a sunlit barn, the women debate: will they stay, as is expected, and forgive their attackers?
Women Talking arrives in cinemas this December.