- Steve McQueen
- United States
- Black Perspectives, Gala Presentation
- Action, Crime, Women's Experiences
Widows is directed by Academy Award®-winner and 2016 Festival honoree Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave) and co-written by bestselling Chicago-based author Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). The film is a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion, and corruption, telling the story of four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands’ criminal activities. Set and filmed in Chicago amid a time of turmoil, tensions build when Veronica (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis, also a Festival honoree), Linda (Michelle Rodriguez), Alice (Elizabeth Debicki), and Belle (Cynthia Erivo) take their fate into their own hands and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
- 128 minutes