The new luxury cast film ‘Women Talking’ has released stills and will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, have a small Northern America release on December 2 and an expanded release on December 25.
‘Women Talking’ stars & produces by Frances McDormand and stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Ben Whishaw, Judith Ivey, Sheila McCarthy, Michelle McLeod and more. Sarah Polley (‘Away from Her”’Take This Waltz’) directed & written, produced by MGM’s Orion Pictures and Plan B.
Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Miriam Toews, the film tells the story of a remote religious colony where hundreds of women have been sexually assaulted for years, and some have learned that they were drugged and assaulted by some of the men in their own community.
To protect themselves and their daughters from further harm, these women decided to take steps to try to raise enough money. But they are illiterate, know nothing about the world outside their communities, and do not even speak the language of their countries. They had little time to make a choice: stay in the only world they knew, or dare to flee.
Published in 2018, the novel was named a Best Book of the Year by ‘The New York Times Book Review’, NPR, ‘Washington Post’, Slate Magazine, ‘Publishers Weekly’ and other leading publications.
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