THE ARTIST’S WIFE

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*OFFICIAL SELECTION*
Hamptons International Film Festival
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Mill Valley Film Festival
Sonoma International Film Festival (Jury Prize, Best U.S. Independent Feature)

THE ARTIST’S WIFE (2020)

DRAMA, ROMANCE  |  1 HR 35 MIN

 

Available for streaming beginning January 29

 

Each stream is $10 and will be available for purchase beginning January 29th at 7:00 am MT.

 

After purchasing you’ll have 7 days to start watching. Once you begin, you’ll have 24 hours to finish watching.

 

*Proceeds from this screening will be shared with the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of Aspen Film. Please support this very worthy cause.

 

Claire (Lena Olin) lives a quiet domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (Bruce Dern). Once a promising painter herself, Claire now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. While preparing work for his final show, Richard’s moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behavior deteriorate, she shields his condition from the art community while trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson from a previous marriage. Challenged by the loss of her world as she knew it, Claire must now decide whether to stand with Richard on the sidelines or step into the spotlight herself.

 

Following the film, there will be a pre-recorded Q&A featuring Director Tom Dolby, Actress Lena Olin and Aspen Film’s Executive + Artistic Director, Susan Wrubel.

 

TOM DOLBY
Director, The Artist’s Wife

 

Tom Dolby’s feature film writing and directing debut, Last Weekend, starring Patricia Clarkson, was released in 2014 by IFC/Sundance Selects and called “Chekhovian” by The New York Times, with Ms. Clarkson’s performance hailed as “terrifically nuanced, heartbreaking, and often very funny” by the San Francisco Chronicle.

 

Tom is the founder of Water’s End Productions, where he and his team have developed a slate of narrative features and documentaries, with the goal of supporting provocative and challenging human stories. The company funded the development of the Academy Award-winning film Call Me By Your Name, on which he served as an Executive Producer. Tom and Water’s End have also produced the critically acclaimed films Little MenRegarding Susan Sontag, Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood, and Little Woods, among others.

LENA OLIN

Claire, The Artist’s Wife

 

Celebrated as a versatile, intense leading lady, Academy Award nominee Lena Olin is widely considered to be the greatest actress to come out of Sweden since Ingrid Bergman. While still in drama school, Olin made an auspicious on-screen debut under the direction of the legendary Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman in Face to Face. She continued working with Bergman on stage and screen, playing roles in the films Fanny & Alexander (winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Foreign Language Film) and After the Rehearsal.

 

Olin’s English language film debut was The Unbearable Lightness of Being, in which she played an artist, starring 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). She has also been a co-star with actors such as Richard Gere, Robert Redford, and Johnny Depp.

 

In 1989, Olin received an Oscar nomination for Enemies, A Love Story. She also received the New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actress for that film. Olin has also received a Golden Globe nomination for The Unbearable Lightness of Being, an Emmy Award nomination for Alias, and a BAFTA nomination for Chocolat.

 

On television’s Alias, Olin portrayed the iconic Irina Derevko, the mother of Jennifer Garner’s character. She has starred in the television series Riviera as well as having a recurring role in the Amazon series Hunters. Olin is married to the director Lasse Hallström and lives in New York.