Synopsis

'How We Are Now' is a documentary that follows Peter, a retired actor, who lives with his partner of sixty years, Douglas. Both in their eighties, their lives have become increasingly centered around their old age, Peter having taken more of a carer's role for Douglas. As Douglas approaches his eighty-third birthday, the couple reflect on their age and changing relationship. Along with friends and helpers, they offer an intimate view into how old age affects their lives: from getting out of bed in the morning to how they think about the future.