Reminiscent of 45 YEARS, Oscar winner STILL ALICE, and THE WIFE.
Bruce Dern Two-time Academy Award ® nominee. Dern’s revelatory performance in Alexander Payne’s NEBRASKA earned him a Best Actor nomination at the Academy Awards®, the Golden Globes, and the BAFTAs, as well as a Best Actor Award from the Cannes Film Festival and the National Board of Review.
Other notable recent performances include Quentin Tarantino’s films THE HATEFUL EIGHT and DJANGO UNCHAINED and Patty Jenkins’ MONSTER. His memorable portrayal of Frank Harlow on the HBO hit BIG LOVE earned him an Emmy nomination as well as a new generation of fans.
Dern received his first Academy Award® nomination for his heartbreaking performance as a Vietnam vet, playing opposite Jane Fonda in 1979’s COMING HOME.
Bruce Dern is currently in CHAPPAQUIDDICK in the role of Joe Kennedy, and WHITE BOY RICK alongside Matthew McConaughey. He will next be seen in Quentin Tarantino’s ONCE UPON A TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Lena Olin Academy Award ® nominee (THE DEVIL YOU KNOW, THE HYPNOTIST, NIGHT TRAIN TO LISBON, CHOCOLAT, and TV series RIVIERA and ALIAS). Olin received an Academy Award® nomination for ENEMIES, A LOVE STORY. On television’s ALIAS, Olin portrayed the iconic Irina Derevko, for which she was nominated for an Emmy.
Lena Olin’s English language film debut was THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING, in which she starred opposite Daniel Day-Lewis. This breakout role led to international fame, and Olin went on to work with directors such as Stephen Daldry (THE READER), Sidney Lumet (NIGHT FALLS ON MANHATTAN), Roman Polanski (THE NINTH GATE), Sydney Pollack (HAVANA), and Lasse Hallström (CHOCOLAT).
Juliet Rylance (lead in hit TV series McMAFIA, A DOG’S PURPOSE, FRANCES HA, SINISTER 1 and 2, AMERICAN GOTHIC and Steven Soderbergh’s groundbreaking television show THE KNICK)
Avan Jogia (hit TV comedy VICTORIOUS, ABC drama TWISTED, a performance which earned him two Teen Choice Award nominations. Upcoming films include SON OF SHAFT, opposite Samuel L. Jackson).
Stefanie Powers (known for her legendary roles in the long-running television series HART TO HART and MCCLINTOCK. Powers is a People’s Choice Award winner, a five-time Golden Globe nominee, and a two-time Emmy Award winner).
THE ARTIST’S WIFE centers on Claire (Lena Olin), wife of famed artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern) and once a promising artist herself, she has been living in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. Whilst preparing work for a new exhibition after a long absence from the art world Richard is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. As Richard’s moods and memories become lost and erratic, and his work suffers, Claire must shield his illness from the art community whilst also attempting to reconcile him with his estranged daughter Angela. Claire who has now taken up painting once more, has to decide whether to complete the work for her husband, in doing so protecting his legacy and saving their marriage.
Claire must decide whether to stand alongside her husband or step into the limelight herself.
Directed by Tom Dolby (writer/ co-director LAST WEEKEND starring Patricia Clarkson, Executive Producer Oscar winner CALL ME BY YOUR NAME)
Mike S. Ryan (JUNEBUG, CHOKE)
Abdi Nazemian (Associate Producer CALL ME BY YOUR NAME) Susanne Filkins (Associate Producer CALL ME BY YOUR NAME).