London, 4th November 2022 – On Friday 2nd December, Mercury Classics Soundtrack & Score will release Hildur Guðnadóttir’s brooding original motion picture soundtrack for Women Talking, the poignant film based on Miriam Toews 2018 novel of the same name. Written and directed by Sarah PolleyWomen Talking will be released in selected cinemas globally on the same date (Friday 2nd December 2022). The first single from the soundtrack, ‘Speak Up’, is out today and available to listen to here

Women Talking is a highly emotive and inspiring story, based on the best-selling novel by Miriam Toews, that follows a group of women from an isolated religious community who grapple with reconciling their reality with their faith. 

Hildur Guðnadóttir’s affecting, ruminative score captures the film’s emotional complexity. Rousing guitar-led motifs underpin the folk-influenced score, punctuated by unsettling percussion and mournful strings.  

Of the soundtrack, Hildur Guðnadóttir explains “Women Talking tells a story inspired by true events. While the story is both doomsday and a call to prayer, the music needed to be a vehicle for hope – a way forward from a situation that is unbearably dark. It was a very interesting process for me to go through because I inevitably had to put it in context with the big forward and backwards movements that women have been experiencing. Instead of allowing myself to be paralysed with anger, I felt the way forward was to lean into friendship and connection, as we experience in the film.” 

Dubbed by The Guardian as ‘one of the most sought-after film composers’, Hildur Guðnadóttir’s impressive composition credits include the psychological thriller Joker, for which she received anAcademy Award,Golden Globe, and BAFTA for Best Original Score (with Guðnadóttir making history as the first solo women to win in this BAFTA category), and the HBO series Chernobyl, for which she took home the Primetime Emmy Award and a BAFTA. For both projects she also received Grammy Awards for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media

Staring Rooney Mara, Claire FoyJessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, with Ben Whishaw and Frances McDormandWomen Talking is produced by Orion Pictures, Plan B Entertainment and Hear/Say Productions. 

Women Talking The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack will be released on 2nd December via Mercury Classics Soundtrack & Score, available to pre-order HERE 

Vinyl & CD 

Women Talking will be released in select theatres on Friday 2nd December 2022 

More info on Mercury Classics Soundtrack & Score HERE