Episode 121: Björn Runge, director "The Wife”

 (photo Stellan Runge)

(photo Stellan Runge)

This week on the show our conversation with the award-winning Swedish director Björn Runge (The Wife). Glenn Close delivers a stunning, Oscar worthy performance in The Wife, a searing portrait of a marriage, intimately directed by Björn Runge. The film hits the zeitgeist on so many levels, particularly now at the height of the #timesup movement.  Björn Runge talks to us about marriage, compromises, how the film quite literally saved his life, working with his own wife editor Lena Runge, why he left the Swedish film industry after a frustrating period, working with the great Glenn Close and much more.

The Wife is based on a novel by Meg Wolitzer and adapted for the screen by Jane Anderson. Björn Runge directs. Starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, and Annie Starke. The film is out in theaters in the US, UK. Premiering in Sweden in December.

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