- 1 hr 32 min
Iris is a movie that is based on biographical memoirs. The memoirs are written by Iris’s husband John Bayley who is played by actor Hugh Bonneville. The movie paints vivid snapshots of Iris Murdoch’s life in her younger and older years. Judi Dench and Kate Winslet are the actresses that play the parts of Iris Murdoch at different ages of Iris’s life. During Iris’s younger years, she meets John Bayley at Oxford University. John during his younger years was intrigued by the spirit, personality and artistic capabilities of Iris. Many years later, the couple continues to grow their relationship together normally, as a married couple. Iris has gained fame with her artistic abilities in the film, yet has developed memory problems. She continues to develop dementia. John is a devoted loving husband but struggles with mental agony and psychological strain as Iris’s husband and care-giver. In this film, Iris’s mind suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. And as she slowly slips away from her stable state of mind her husband is by her side.