Artist's Wife

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The Artist's Wife

Claire (Lena Olin) lives a 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.

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Genre
Drama, Women and Film, Art & Artists, Romance
Runtime
95
Language
English
Director
Tom Dolby
Writer(s)
Nicole Brending, Tom Dolby, Abdi Nazemian
Cast
Lena Olin, Bruce Dern, Juliet Rylance, Avan Jogia
FEATURED REVIEW
Staci Layne Wilson, At Home In Hollywood

In the new drama The Artist’s Wife, Lena Olin (Hunters) plays the title character, Claire Smythson. She lives a wealthy, idle life in the Hamptons while her husband, a famous abstract artist, descends into the twilight of his career. Once a promising painter herself, Claire has stayed in the shadows ...

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