UK actress Julie Walters is re-teaming with Lewis Gilbert, director of Educating Rita, the film which won her a Best Actress nomination at the 1983 Oscars.

The Memory Of Water is currently shooting on the Isle Of Man before moving to Twickenham Studios in London. The film, which wraps on August 3, tells the story of three sisters coming to terms with their mother's death. Walters stars as the obsessively-vacuuming elder sister.

Produced by Pacificus and Big Fish Films, The Memory Of Water co-stars Joanne Whalley, Victoria Hamilton and John Hannah.

Shelagh Stephenson scripted the film, which is backed by Arkangel, Capitol Films, Entertainment Film Distributors and the Isle of Man Film Commission. Capitol Films is handling international sales.

Eoin O'Callaghan is producing. Executive producers are Entertainment's Nigel Green, Tom Treadwell, Clive Brill of Pacificus and Steve Christian from the Isle Of Man Film Commission.

Lewis Gilbert has directed such enduring British films as Alfie, You Only Live Twice and Shirley Valentine.