Early one morning in 1993, Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) answers the phone to hear that he has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. His wife Joan (Glenn Close) receives the news with her customary poise and support. As they embark for Stockholm, the story reveals the beginnings of their lives together, with young Joan (played by Annie Starke, Close’s daughter) helping Joe (Harry Lloyd) get published. Back in the present day, unscrupulous journalist Nathaniel (Christian Slater) follows the couple to Sweden, determined to write Joe’s definitive biography, whether it’s authorized or not. The terrific duet by Close and Pryce anchors a touching story with many secrets to expose. Writer: Jane Anderson, from the novel by Meg Wolitzer. Director: Björn Runge. (Sweden/UK/US 2017) 100 min.