STILL ALICE

Still Alice

Who: Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer

What: Drama

When: 2015

How long: 101 mn

Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth

Language: English

 

blogAdapted from the novel written by Lisa Genova, Still Alice casts Moore as a 50-year-old linguistics teacher diagnosed as early onset Alzheimer’s.

Alice, who has reached the point of forgetting her children’s names, try to control her illness. But how to face life when you know the inevitable end-point? How to go forward and keep a good relationship with your family?

« That’s hell, but I am not suffering, I am struggling! » Says Alice.

It is a film about the persistence of the personality in the face of failing physicality. How to fight the odd lapses in memory, the bewildering disorientation that ensues, the high sense of foreboding that comes with the diagnosis?

Still Alice is an enlightened film about Alzheimer disease, with a subject matter tough but the message we keep is defiant and ultimately uplifting.

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