12 December 2017

"Implacable. Inexorable. It WILL win."

"Iris" was released in 2001, but I saw it for the first time last evening.  It's really not so much a biography of Iris Murdoch as it is a lamentation on the ravages of Alzheimer's.  Anyone who has a family member with this affliction will appreciate the forthright but sensitive treatment of the subject in this film.


  1. Thanks, gonna watch this one! I couldn't keep a straight face at that narrator's voice though. "Her naEHHHM was Iris MurDOOHHCH" ;)

  2. I saw this film back in late 2001 or early 2002, and it started me binge-reading Murdoch's books.
    My only regret is that I didn't start reading them earlier.


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