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‘Women Talking’ is a difficult story, masterfully told

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An older woman and a younger woman, both in modest clothing, embrace with their eyes closed while sitting in a barn with hay bales in the background.
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Every week, Kristopher Pollard from Milwaukee Film and Radio Milwaukee’s Dori Zori talk about movies — because that’s what you do when you’re Cinebuds.

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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