Women Talking

30

104 minutes – Drama
Language: English
Festival release date: September 2, 2022 (Telluride)
Release date: December 2, 2022 (United States)
Production companies: Orion Pictures, Plan B Entertainment, Hear/Say Productions
Distributors: United Artists, Universal Pictures

Women Talking is based on the novel by Miriam Toews about a sect of Mennonite women discussing taking a stand (or not) against the abuse and sexual attacks they, and now their children, have endured at the hands of the men in the community. While Women Talking is officially not a Canadian film, it is based on a Canadian novel and was shot in and around Toronto from July 19 to September 10, 2021. It has received acclaim from critics, who have praised Polley’s direction, the performances of the cast, screenplay, and score. Sarah Polley received the Telluride Film Festival Silver Medallion tribute award.

Women Talking, movie poster,

Crew:

Producer:

Dede Gardner
Jeremy Kleiner
Frances McDormand

Executive Producer:

Emily Jade Foley
Lyn Lucibello
Brad Pitt

Director:

Sarah Polley

Screenwriter:

Sarah Polley

Cinematographer:

Luc Montpellier

Editor:

Christopher Donaldson
Roslyn Kalloo

Composer:

Hildur Guðnadóttir

Production Designer:

Peter Cosco

Art Director:

Andrea Kristof
Friday Myers (Set Decoration)

Costume Designer:

Quita Alfred

Cast: Roles:

Rooney Mara
Claire Foy
Jessie Buckley
Judith Ivey
Ben Whishaw
Frances McDormand
Sheila McCarthy
Michelle McLeod
Emily Mitchell
Liv McNeil
Kate Hallett
August Winter
Kira Guloien
Shayla Brown
Vivien Endicott-Douglas
Lochlan Miller
Nathaniel McParland
Will Bowes
Eli Ham
Marcus Craig
Emily Drake
Caroline Gillis

Ona
Salome
Mariche
Agata
August Epp
Scarface Janz
Greta
Mejal
Miep
Nietje
Autje
Nettie/Melvin
Anna
Helena
Clara
Julius Loewen
Aaron
Census Driver
Klaus Loewen
Cornelius
Dark Haired Women
Women on the Path