Women Talking

Drama Rated: PG-13 104 min

Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. Director Sarah Polley adapted her screenplay from a novel by Miriam Toews, whose own Mennonite past informs this powerful story. Polley creates an expansive, cinematic space in which Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Wishaw, Frances McDormand (who also produces) and several newcomers consider the difficult choices that will forever change their lives.

Nominated for 2 Oscars: Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture

Women Talking compels you to think about their plight, but it also invites you to enjoy their company.” — A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“Anyone clear-eyed about the world today will recognize the truths that these women are talking.” — Bob Mondello, NPR
directed by
Sarah Polley
written by
Sarah Polley, Miriam Toews
Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley
United States