Aspen Film Presents

THE ARTIST'S WIFE + Q&A W/ Director Tom Dolby, Actress Lena Olin & Aspen Film's Susan Wrubel

Expired March 1, 2021 6:45 AM
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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. 


Hamptons International Film Festival

Palm Springs International Film Festival

Mill Valley Film Festival

Sonoma International Film Festival (Jury Prize, Best U.S. Independent Feature) 

  • Year
  • Runtime
    95 minutes
  • Language
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Tom Dolby
  • Screenwriter
    Tom Dolby, Nicole Brending and Abdi Nazemian
  • Producer
    Mike S. Ryan, Susanne Filkins, Tom Dolby, and Abdi Nazemian
  • Executive Producer
    Payton Dunham
  • Cast
    Starring Lena Olin and Bruce Dern with Juliet Rylance, Avan Jogia, Tonya Pinkins, Catherine Curtin, and Stefanie Powers
  • Cinematographer
    Ryan Earl Parker
  • Editor
    Gena Bleier
  • Composer
    Jeff Grace