Nominated for the 95th Academy Awards Best Film! Best Screenplay!
In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. Based on a true story, WOMEN TALKING follows eight main characters portrayed by Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Sheila McCarthy, Judith Ivey, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, and Michelle McLeod. After discovering many of the colony’s women—and their mothers, sisters, and daughters—have experienced sexual assault by the men they share homes and families with, a cohort gathers in a hay loft to discuss what to do next: Do they flee the only world they’ve ever known? Do they remain in danger to fight against their husbands and brothers? Or do they ignore the horrific violence inflicted upon them, and try to forgive and forget?
Sarah Polley has created vibrant cinema from Miriam Toews’s novel, a film with real depth, full of phenomenal acting by a group of actors at the top of their game. There is a lot of injustice in the world WOMEN TALKING admits, but there are small, hopeful things we can do to make it a better place.