"A gripping prison-break film in which women are the prisoners and men
the jailers"-Daily Telegraph ★★★★★
Sarah Polley (Stories We Tell) is joined by a stellar cast for this
stylish and ambitiously conceived adaptation of Miriam Toews’ bestseller
about abuse and solidarity.
In a remote Mennonite community, women have been waking from sleep
bruised and battered, some are pregnant. Religious leaders argue it’s
God’s punishment for their sins. But when one wakes to find an attacker
in her room, the horrible truth comes out. In a sunlit barn, the women
debate: will they stay, as is expected, and forgive their attackers?
Fury, fear, resignation, obedience, hope – each woman, though dressed
alike in the unadorned style of the community, expresses a different