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Away from Her (2007)

Away from Her

Overview


Genre

Drama, Romance

Release Date

May 04, 2007 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Lions Gate Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Sarah Polley

Producer

Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss

Screenwriter

Sarah Polley, Alice Munro

Starring

  • Julie Christie as Fiona Anderson
  • Gordon Pinsent
  • Olympia Dukakis
  • Kristen Thomson
  • Michael Murphy as Aubrey
  • Wendy Crewson
  • Alberta Watson
  • Thomas Hauff
  • Katie Boland

Story


"Away from Her" is the lyrical screenplay adaptation of celebrated author Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain." A beautifully moving love story that deals with memory and the circuitous, unnamable paths of a long marriage. Married for almost 50 years, Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona's (Julie Christie) commitment to each other appears unwavering, and their everyday life is full of tenderness and humor. This serenity is broken only by the occasional, carefully restrained reference to the past, giving a sense that this marriage may not always have been such a fairy tale. This tendency of Fiona's to make such references, along with her increasingly evident memory loss, creates a tension that is usually brushed off casually by both of them. As the lapses become more obvious and dramatic, it is no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that Fiona is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..Sarah Polley's dazzling, wrenching feature debut..”
by Pam Grady [Reel.com]
“..a low-key yet powerful and uplifting story of love renewed amid the ravages of old age..”
by Stella Papamichael [BBC Films]
“..Powerful and affecting..”
by Steve Watson [Channel 4]