About Women Talking

Do nothing. Stay and fight. Or leave. In 2010, the women of an isolated Mennonite community grapple with reconciling a brutal reality with their faith. Acclaimed director Sarah Polley's first return to feature filmmaking since 2012 is a searing adaption of Miriam Toews' 2018 award-winning novel. With unforgettable ensemble performances led by some of the most engaging talent working today, including Rooney Mara (Carol, A Ghost Story), Claire Foy (The Crown), Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter, Men), and Frances McDormand (Fargo, Nomadland, The Tragedy of Macbeth), and Polley's assured and nuanced directing, Women Talking is a cultural and cinematic experience you won't soon forget. An IndieWire Critic's Pick. [104 mins; drama; English]

A Q&A with guests (to be announced) will follow the screening.

"Sarah Polley’s electric drama is an urgent vision of how to remake our world." — David Ehrlich, IndieWire

"A wrenching drama about freedom, faith, abuse, autonomy, responsibility and survival." — Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

"Every second of Women Talking is gripping and an essential part of a greater conversation about gender and power roles in any society." — Steven Prokopy, Third Coast Review

Any film screened at IU Cinema may contain content that viewers find sensitive or upsetting. Visit our Audience Advisories page to learn more.

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