Iris (2001 United Kingdom)

IrisIris is a film which straddles a fine line, warming your heart but also breaking your heart. It’s an undeniably heartfelt, touching story. But it’s a story which you know from the beginning can only end in tears. All involved in the making of this film are to be commended for managing to bring this rather difficult story to life. The writers, the director, and the fine cast of actors have done excellent and, most certainly, very challenging work here. [Read more…]

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Bruno’s Dream (Iris Murdoch)

Bruno's Dream It seems like I’ve been hearing about Iris Murdoch since I was a child, but only got round to actually reading some of her works recently. Bruno is a dying man at the center of a variety of complex relationships. One day Bruno asks to see his estranged son, Miles. This sets off a series of events culminating in a pistol duel and a great flood. [Read more…]

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