‘Women Talking’ is a difficult story, masterfully told
This week, we talk about the new film from actor-turned-director Sarah Polley, Women Talking. A quick trigger warning: This film deals with frank conversations of sexual assault. It’s about a group of women holding a discussion that will determine their future in a religious community after a series of brutal assaults by the men in that community.
Polley has assembled a stellar cast of veterans and newcomers to tell this gripping and heartbreaking story. Rooney Mara, Frances McDormand, Jessie Buckley and Ben Whishaw are just a sample of the talent on hand. It's a heavy and important conversation, and the people involved pulled it off with poetic impact. We highly suggest bringing tissues and your entire support system with you to this film. Or at least one friend to lean on.
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