Michelle McLeod stars as Mejal, Sheila McCarthy as Greta, Liv McNeil as Neitje, Jessie Buckley as Mariche, Claire Foy as Salome, Kate Hallett as Autje, Rooney Mara as Ona and Judith Ivey as Agata in director Sarah Polley’s film, WOMEN TALKING
Photo credit: Michael Gibson

MGM has released a brand new trailer for the highly anticipated Sarah Polley-directed film, Women Talking.

About The Film:

In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. 

Based on the novel by Miriam Toews.

Women Talking Cast:

Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, with Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormand.

Release Date: 

January 6, 2023

Watch The Trailer: 

Sarah Polley released the following statement about the film:

In Women Talking, a group of women, many of whom disagree on essential things, have a conversation to figure out how they might move forward together to build a better world for themselves and their children.

Though the backstory behind the events in Women Talking is violent, the film is not. We never see the violence that the women have experienced.

We see only short glimpses of the aftermath. Instead, we watch a community of women come together as they must decide, in a very short space of time, what their collective response will be. 

When I read Miriam Toews’ book, it sunk deep into me, raising questions and thoughts about the world I live in that I had never articulated.

Questions about forgiveness, faith, systems of power, trauma, healing, culpability, community, and self-determination. It also left me bewilderingly hopeful. 

I imagined this film in the realm of a fable. While the story in the film is specific to a small religious community, I felt that it needed a large canvas, an epic scope through which to reflect the enormity and universality of the questions raised in the film.

To this end, it felt imperative that the visual language of the film breathe and expand. I wanted to feel in every frame the endless potential and possibility contained in a conversation about how to remake a broken world.

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  1. This clip has me ready to cry already. Women being abused in the name of religion at the hands of men. I can’t. I’m very intrigued yet torn because I know this movie will have me very angry and doing the ugly cry at the same time. UGH…My heart goes out to these women.

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