‘Women Talking’ Trailer: Sarah Polley’s Religious Drama Stars Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, And Jessie Buckley

The awards season is in full swing, and while there has been a ton of buzz for a number of films already, I personally won’t start making any predictions until I see Women Talking. The first feature from director Sarah Polley in a decade, the adaptation of Miriam Toews’ acclaimed novel is stacked with a cast led by Oscar winner Frances McDormand, Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, and Jessie Buckley. I wonder if Mara and Foy talked about their Lisbeth Salander experiences while on set?

Women Talking is based on a real series of crimes, taking place in a strict Mennonite community where a group of women of differing opinions gathers to discuss the clash of their faith with reality. They all are victims of sexual assault by the town’s men and must decide on a collective path forward.

Also in the cast are Sheila McCarthy, Ben Whishaw, and Judith Ivey. Polley reunites with Luc Montpellier, her DP on Take this Waltz and Away from Her.

Women Talking opens in select theaters on December 2nd, then expands on Christmas Day. It will also play this week at the Middleburg Film Festival, so look for a review here soon.


Travis Hopson
Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.