• 2001
  • UK
  • 1h 30min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Richard Eyre
  • Cast: Judi Dench, Kate Winslet, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Bonneville
  • UK release: 31 July 2015

The love story of two of this century's most significant writer-academics, Iris Murdoch and John Bayley, is lovingly created from Bayley's recent memoirs. It ultimately plots Murdoch's descent into the agonising fog of Alzheimer's, but is inter-cut with scenes of the early, tentative love between these two Oxford starlets. Although the later years are more involving than the early ones, the two narratives switch with deft slickness. Take tissues, you might need a few.

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