This is a remarkably fine, lyrical, sensitive and evocative study of the effects of Alzheimer's disease with an early onset in middle age. Julie Christie gives a moving and thoroughly convincing performance, which is never overstated, sentimental or mawkish. This is not an overly depressing film, though it is extremely sombre in tone, beautifully shot and rooted in the clearly good intentions of a first-class script. There are questionable decisions taken by the characters at certain points within the narrative, which I will not discuss here for obvious reasons of "spoiling" though I would say that they don't necessarily detract from the integrity of the film. Whereas we may not entirely agree with the paths and decisions taken by the characters, it nontheless informs our understanding of this important condition and its impact upon real lives. It also, inevitably provokes debate and discussion, laying a compelling challenge to our pre-conceptions. Wholeheartedly recommended.