Standard: HKD 85
Concession: HKD 68
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In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community discover that they have been drugged and raped by the men. Even though two of the culprits are arrested and jailed in a city nearby, most of the remaining men have left the colony to oversee their bail. The women are left to fend for themselves during this short window and they convene to consider three options—do nothing, stay and fight, or leave. Emotions run high as traumas are recalled and unspoken ills are unearthed, but silence is no longer an option. Women Talking won Best Adapted Screenplay at the 2023 Academy Awards.
About the Director
Sarah Polley (b. 1979, Canada) began her career as a child actor in her home country with the long-running television series Road to Avonlea (1990–1996). Besides acting, Polley has been involved with activism. She found big screen acclaim as part of the cast for Atom Egoyan’s The Sweet Hereafter (1997). As a director, her debut feature Away from Her (2006), which follows an aging couple in which the wife with dementia has lost all memories of her husband, was lauded by critics and awards circuit. Her feature documentary Stories We Tell (2012), an intimate portrait of her family history, premiered at the Venice Film Festival. Women Talking (2022) is her most recent work.
Image at top: Sarah Polley. Women Talking, 2022. Photo: Courtesy of Universal Pictures (Hong Kong) Limited