Julianne Moore has been winning rave reviews out of the Toronto International Film Festival for her performance in Still Alice, in which she plays a woman diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s. In this lovely, sad clip, Moore’s Alice talks to her daughter (played by Kristen Stewart) about the lifespan of butterflies. It’s understated, short, and moving; Stewart’s character tells her mother, “You are going to be around for a long time, Mom.”
It appears likely that Moore will be a competitor in the Best Actress race this year for the film, with Deadline reporting that Sony Pictures Classics bought the film and plans to release it during Oscar season. “In any year, a nuanced and heartbreaking performance like this one, which features several show-stopping scenes and has left TIFF audiences in tears, would be a serious threat to land a Best Actress nomination,” Scott Feinberg wrote at The Hollywood Reporter, in his argument as to why she could win.