WOMEN TALKING Special Screenings


Screening to be followed by a conversation with writer and director Sarah Polley, producer Dede Gardner, cinematographer Luc Montpellier, costume designer Quita Alfred, production designer Peter Cosco and editor Christopher Donaldson.

Adapted from Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel and based on real events, Academy Award®-nominated director Sarah Polley (STORIES WE TELL) tells the riveting story of a tight-knit group of women who are part of an isolated religious community with an epidemic of sexual abuse. At the wake of this horrific discovery, they must decide to forgive their attackers or leave the colony forever. Shifting the lens away from the heinous crime and onto its ramifications sets the stage for a nuanced yet incisive examination of patriarchal oppression, religious imperatives and conflicting values. Featuring a stunning ensemble cast including Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley and Frances McDormand, WOMEN TALKING takes us on the powerful journey through a keenly observed, emotionally rich conversation. –Anna Li

Sarah Polley is a director and writer. She made her feature-length film directing debut with AWAY FROM HER, which was nominated for Academy Awards® for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay. Her other film credits include TAKE THIS WALTZ and STORIES WE TELL, where Polley won a WGA Award for Best Documentary.


Country: USA

Director: Sarah Polley

Screenwriter: Sarah Polley

Producers: Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Frances Mcdormand

Executive Producers: Brad Pitt, Lyn Lucibello Brancatella, Emily Jade Foley

Director of Photography: Luc Montpellier

Editors: Christopher Donaldson, Roslyn Kalloo

Production Designer: Peter Cosco

Music: Hildur Guðnadóttir

Cast/Featuring: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Frances McDormand, Ben Whishaw, Sheila McCarthy

Running Time (minutes): 104

Language: English