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Women Talking


In 2010, the women of an isolated religious community grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. Based on the novel by Miriam Toews.

  • Director: Sarah Polley
  • Main Cast: Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey
  • Soundtrack: Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • Cinematography: Luc Montpellier
  • Screenplay: Sarah Polley
  • Cinema Premiere: January 20, 2023

What do the critics think?


12 reviews of Women Talking (2022)

  • 1. Aftonbladet
    10 / 10

    Just like with the director of "Portrait of a Lady on Fire", Céline Sciamma, you have the feeling that you are resting in the hands of a highly gifted director, one who follows her instinct and calculates with nanometer precision when she describes a specifically feminine experience. It is thought and idea, but also flesh and body.

    Swedish: aftonbladet.se »

  • 2. Göteborgs-Posten
    10 / 10

    "Women talking" is a star-studded and powerful fantasy about a new world, where women have a greater voice. Can we leave behind violence, abuse, and destructive power hierarchies?

    Swedish: gp.se »

  • 3. Sydsvenskan
    10 / 10

    Stay or fight - how do you survive violence in a cult?

    Swedish: sydsvenskan.se »

  • 4. Filmtopp
    10 / 10

    The fact that the women's discussion evokes such strong emotions is largely due to a flawless ensemble. All the actors truly perform at their absolute highest level.

    Swedish: filmtopp.se »

  • 5. Moviezine
    10 / 10

    "Women Talking" is the feminist kick in the balls that our world needs, as well as a luxurious gift to all film lovers. A provocative and smart film that comes at the right time, with the potential to become a timeless classic.

    Swedish: moviezine.se »

  • 6. Nöjesguiden
    8.3 / 10

    Throughout their lives, women have also been told that they are only imagined or possessed by ghosts. But after one night of catching one of the perpetrators, the women of the colony have gathered a council to decide their future.

    Swedish: ng.se »

  • 7. Dagens Nyheter
    8 / 10

    Powerful when women take command of the words in "Women talking"

    Swedish: dn.se »

  • 8. Sveriges Radio
    8 / 10

    It is inspired by real events in a religious Mennonite colony, where men committed systematic abuse on over a hundred women and children.

    Swedish: sverigesradio.se »

  • 9. Uppsala Nya Tidning
    8 / 10

    The film adaptation of Miriam Toews' acclaimed novel offers superb acting.

    Swedish: unt.se »

  • 10. Cinetaste
    8 / 10

    It is truly a powerful, well-written, well-directed drama that deserves to be seen by many. Clearly another strong contender for one of the best films of 2022.

    Swedish: cinetaste.se »

  • 11. Svenska Dagbladet
    6.6 / 10

    Do nothing. Stay and fight. Leave forever. In a small religious community, isolated from the world's modernity, the women have gathered to vote for the first time in their lives.

    Swedish: svd.se »

  • 12. SVT
    6 / 10

    This is more theater than film. In principle, all the drama lies in the spoken word. So more food for thought than the senses, which does not give a perfect cinema experience.

    Swedish: svt.se »

World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Women Talking has earned a total of 9 271 356 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).