The trailer for the upcoming and highly anticipated Women Talking has just dropped and it’s set to have us all talking.
Starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy and Kerry’s very own Jessie Buckley, the film is based off the best-selling 2018 novel of the same name by Miriam Toews.
The film tells the story of a group of Mennonite women who have each experienced systemic sexual assaults by the men in their community.
As they discuss how they should respond to this, they are torn on staying put and saying nothing or leaving their homes for good.
“When I read Miriam Toews’ book, it sunk deep into me, raising questions and thoughts about the world I live in that I had never articulated,” Polley says in her director’s statement. “Questions about forgiveness, faith, systems of power, trauma, healing, culpability, community, and self-determination. It also left me bewilderingly hopeful.”
Also starring Frances McDormand, Judith Ivey, and Sheila McCarthy, early reviews and reactions from the film are indicating that it’s one to watch – despite it being a hard watch.
And the worst part of the whole thing? It’s based on a true story.
Women Talking is set to premiere in December, with a release date for the film yet to be announced. You can check out the trailer below: