NOMINATED FOR TWO ACADEMY AWARDS FOR BEST PICTURE AND ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"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 view...
sexual violence references, sexual threat, domestic abuse
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Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw, and Frances McDormand
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