There was a time, not long ago, when a title like Women talking would be enough to get a male Hollywood executive to throw a script across a room. But timing is everything, as the author Miriam Toews know exacly. When her novel women talking, soon to be made into a movie by Sarah Polley, published in 2018, the #MeToo movement is absolutely going strong. The story of Mennonite women in a remote Bolivian colony is drawn from a specific real-life rape and rape case, but the novel’s themes are about justice, self-determination, and self-determination. solidarity among the victims resonated immediately. It’s right there in the author’s quote Lauren Groff on the book’s jacket: “No other book I’ve read in the past year has spoken so lucidly about our present moment, and yet none has felt timeless.”
Is an adaptation of Polley, starring Jessie Buckley, Claire Foy, Rooney Mara, Frances McDormand, and Ben Whishaw, set to premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month, the world looks a little different than it did in 2018. But when Little Golden Men crew and return guests Erin Vanderhoof Discussing this week’s episode, the righteous anger in Toews’ book — as well as its humorous and beautiful spearheads — is as strong as ever. How would a book that is really just women talking on a haystack translate to the screen? All we have at the moment are our predictions, and put all our faith in Polley to be able to succeed.
The episode you can listen to below also includes an in-depth look at the Toronto Film Festival lineup, featuring Women talking as well as countless other titles, from the return of Green Book manager Peter Farrelly with The best beer run ever arrive Kelvin Harrison Jr. – Period lead Fun. We still have a few weeks left before the festive season begins, but Little Golden Men The book club will continue until the end of August. Next week is She speaks, the book of Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey about their Pulitzer Prize Harvey Weinstein investigation, the festival lineup hasn’t been announced yet but a preview trailer is available. Then Camille DeAngelis‘S Bones & All, Which director? Luca Guadagnino has been adapted into a film that will premiere at the Venice Film Festival. And we will end the series with Don DeLillo‘S White noise; Noah BaumbachTake on the famous novel that is difficult to adapt that will open the Venice Film Festival and New York Film Festival this fall.
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