A young couple live in a small town with their four-year-old daughter. The husband, a policeman, is so caught up in his work that he becomes increasingly alienated from his wife and daughter. It is only a matter of time before the conflicts within the family manifest themselves.
With dazzling cinematography and meticulous mise-en-scène, The Police Officer’s Wife observes the domestic violence a wife suffers within a seemingly happy family of three. Constructed in 59 chapters, this Special Jury Prize winner in Venice is brutally honest yet piercingly powerful.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States