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Beautiful, sensitive and strangely uplifting film with moments of rich dark comedy
A film about dementia risks being bleak and depressing, but the rich, dark comedy and the beauty of the landscape, which forms an integral part of this film's fabric, make it strangely uplifting - a homage to the importance and joy of finding humour even in life's bleakest moments. This stunning film is an original, darkly comic portrait of an elderly couple and their son. The intimacy of the film and the sensitivity with which it deals with dementia and its fallout are testament to the deeply autobiographical nature of the film for its director and script-writer, Tom Browne. The setting, on the edge of the Lake District, in a ramshackle old house, perfectly draws together the threads of the story. Oscar-worthy performances (were this film ever to receive the plaudits it deserves) from the 3 main actors, some short, perfectly interposed cameos from mice and spectacular cinematography combine to make this the best film I have seen for some time. Watch and enjoy.