A superb low key film film which examines the relationship between James Joyce and his wife Nora Barnacle. So often the non celebrity partner of biographical movie is a supporting part; a mirror to the genius. But not in this case. From a acting viewpoint Susan Lynch (Nora) acts everyone else under the table; a wide ranging explorations of active and reactive emotions, she steals every scene. Not that the rest of the cast is poor, just not as good.
In terms of storyline is demonstrates how genius can milk and almost drive to destruction their acquaintances and partners.
The pace is very French nineteen eighties with people talking and listening, rare in the movies nowadays where action is de rigeur.