There is a certain something about movies dealing with painters that always grab my attention. Often times painters are a special breed of artists and through the decades cinema has given us numerous portraits of them. The latest film from director and co-writer Tom Dolby looks to have a unique vision into the life of a painter who happens to be the wife of a painter. That’s all I needed to hear.
“The Artist’s Wife” stars Lena Olin playing (you can probably guess) the wife of an accomplished painter. He’s played by Bruce Dern who seems pitch-perfect for this role. Olin’s character gave up her painting aspirations to support her husband’s career, but as his health deteriorates she must decide to continue supporting his work or finally seek the career she once dreamed up. The trailer gives a good look into the complexities of their relationship, one filled with love but also regret. I’m really anxious to see where this story goes.
“The Artist’s Wife” has limited engagements throughout the month of April. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.