Away from Her (2007)
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Away from Her (2007)

Genre
Drama, Romance
Release Date
May 04, 2007
Studio
Lions Gate Films
Official Site
http://www.lionsgate.com/awayfromher/
Genre
Drama, Romance
Release Date
May 04, 2007
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Duration
-
Production Budget
-
Studio
Lions Gate Films
Official Site
http://www.lionsgate.com/awayfromher/
Director
Sarah Polley
Producer
Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
Screenwriter
Sarah Polley, Alice Munro
Starring
  • Julie Christie as Andromeda
  • Gordon Pinsent
  • Olympia Dukakis
  • Kristen Thomson
  • Michael Murphy as 1st Tanker
  • Wendy Crewson
  • Alberta Watson
  • Thomas Hauff
  • Katie Boland

"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.