A pleasing shock on this yr’s Greatest Image nominees record, director Sarah Polley’s Women Talking may not have stirred the identical buzz as its fellow opponents, however it’d be a painful disgrace to miss the mission primarily based on hype alone. Crafted with a young however unflinching contact by Polley—additionally nominated for Greatest Tailored Screenplay—the movie is a trustworthy, brave re-telling of Miriam Toews’ 2018 e-book of the identical title.
Primarily based on the true story of a Mennonite colony in Bolivia, Ladies Speaking follows eight principal characters portrayed by Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Sheila McCarthy, Judith Ivey, Kate Hallett, Liv McNeil, and Michelle McLeod. After discovering lots of the colony’s ladies—and their moms, sisters, and daughters—have been raped by the boys they share properties and households with, a cohort gathers in a hay loft to debate what to do subsequent: Do they flee the one world they’ve ever recognized? Do they continue to be in peril to combat towards their husbands and brothers? Or do they ignore the horrific violence inflicted upon them, and attempt to forgive and overlook?
Because the movie is presently nonetheless in theaters, there’s no technique of watching Ladies Speaking on-line simply but. However on condition that the movie’s manufacturing firm, Orion Photos, is owned by Amazon, there’s at the very least an opportunity Prime Video will find yourself streaming the movie within the coming weeks—particularly because the Oscars draw nearer. If not, the movie ought to develop into out there to lease and buy on Amazon, YouTube, and Apple TV quickly sufficient.
Lauren Puckett-Pope is an affiliate editor at ELLE, the place she covers movie, TV, books and trend.