As part of National Dementia Week and in partnership with the Ultimate Picture Palace, Science Oxford hosts a showing of Iris.
She wrote about the power of the unconscious – but it was memory that consumed her.
This award-winning, biographical film tells the story of a romance between two Oxford students – the wilful, philosophical novelist Iris Murdoch and her devoted husband, English scholar John Bayley. Starring Dame Judi Dench, Kate Winslet and Jim Broadbent, it charts Iris’ early life and tragic decline as Alzheimer’s disease took hold of this once brilliant woman. The film will be followed by a discussion (led by a dementia expert) which explores the role reversals, relationship strains and identity crises that can accompany Alzheimer’s disease.
’An intelligent, literate film with a sure sense of its world and honest, moving performances.’ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
Ultimate Picture Palace
Jeune Street, Oxford, OX4 1BN
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