GLENN Close and Jonathan Pryce star in The Wife (15), which will be screened at Ventnor Arts Club on Tuesday (19).

After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife.

The Wife interweaves the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage — a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love.

Also at the club, on Thursday (21), is The House that Jack Built (18).

Boundary-pushing cinematic visionary Lars von Trier returns with one of his most daring, masterfully provocative works yet.

In five audacious episodes, failed architect and arch-sociopath Jack (Matt Dillon) recounts the elaborately orchestrated murders, as he views them, a towering work of art-that define his 'career' as a serial killer. With Uma Thurman, Riley Keough, and Bruno Ganz.

Niton cinema is showing First Man (12A) tomorrow night (Saturday 16).

Starring Ryan Gosling as Neil Armstrong, the film looks at the life of the astronaut and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the moon.

Tickets are available from the library or post office.

All the films start at 7.30pm.