KEIGHLEY Film Club this month presents a complex portrait of a marriage in movie drama The Wife.

The 15-certificate film begins in the 1950s when struggling author Joseph marries publishers’ assistant Jane whose own writing ambitions are thwarted by misogyny.

Jane begins to rewrite her husband’s novels, making them successful, but she grows increasingly embittered as he gets credit for her work and he continues to have adulterous affairs.

Then the latest novel becomes a bestseller and leads to the awarding of the Nobel Prize.

The Nobel ceremony not surprisingly adds to Jane’s upset, fuelled by the praise Joseph gets, and this brings their matrimonial crisis to a head with disastrous results.

Originally screened at Toronto Film Festival, the film almost won Glenn Close an Academy Award for Best Actress.

Keighley Film Club spokesman said viewers had praised Close’s “powerful implosive performance” that drove home the power of the story.

A lead producer on The Wife has agreed to attend a question-and-answer session following the screening at Keighley Picture House.

Piers Tempest of Tempo Productions, is involved with Bradford City of Film, BAFTA and the UK Production Guild. It screened on the previous three words

The Wife is screened on Sunday, March 17 at 6pm.