The Women Talking soundtrack includes traditional hymns and music by The Monkees. This info article contains spoilers and song details for Sarah Polley’s 2022 movie on Amazon. Check out Vague Visages’ Soundtracks of Cinema section for more music guides.
Women Talking stars Rooney Mara as Ona, an abused woman who considers fleeing from a Mennonite colony in 2010. Claire Foy co-stars as Salome, a traumatized mother who organizes an escape plan. The storyline follows a group of women as they weigh the pros and cons of leaving their community. Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir (Tár) scored the 104-minute film; music supervisor Mandy Mamlet (The Consultant) selected the featured needle-drops. Here’s every song in Women Talking, an adaptation of Miriam Toews’ 2018 novel.
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Women Talking Soundtrack: Every Song in the 2022 Movie
- “Daydream Believer” by The Monkees (00:32:00): The Women Talking soundtrack song plays during an exterior sequence. August (Ben Whishaw) talks to Autje (Kate Hallett) about Ona. The track continues as a man in a white truck tells the focal women to leave their homes to be counted for a census. Salome feeds Miep (Emily Mitchell); Autje and Neitje (Liv McNeil) chat with the male driver (Will Bowes as Census Driver).
- “Children of the Heavenly Father” by Traditional (00:39:00): Salome holds Miep during an interior sequence. The Women Talking soundtrack song is sung by Agata (Judith Ivey). A group of women sit on bales of hay.
- “Nearer My God to Thee” by Traditional (01:22:00): Greta (Sheila McCarthy) comforts Mariche (Jessie Buckley). The women sing together. They hold hands as the song continues.
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The Women Talking soundtrack also includes:
- “Work For the Night Is Coming” by Traditional
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