Away from Her

""Rarely has love at any age been depicted so honestly on screen. For such a fully realized portrait to be created by a 28-year-old first-time director is even more remarkable""
Ann Hornaday, WASHINGTON POST

Synopsis

"Away From Her" is the lyrical screenplay adaptation of celebrated author Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain." "Away From Her" is a beautifully moving love story that deals with memory and the circuitous, unnamable paths of a long marriage. Married for 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 humour. 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.
Original Languages: English
Genre: Canadian|Drama
Running Time: 100 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

CAST
Alberta Watson (Dr. Fischer)
Gordon Pinsent (Grant Andersson)
Julie Christie (Fiona Andersson)
Kristen Thomson (Kristy)
Michael Murphy (Aubrey)
Olympia Dukakis (Marian)
Wendy Crewson (Madeleine Montpellier)
DIRECTED BY
Sarah Polley

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Fiona (Julie Christie) in Away From Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) silhouetted looking out on the frozen lake in Away from Her
Sarah Polley (Director) and Luc MontPellier (DOP) on the set of Away from Her
Fiona (Julie Christie) and Grant (Gordon Pinsent) in Away from Her
Fiona (Julie Christie) and Grant (Gordon Pinsent) in Away from Her
Director Sarah Polley behind the camera on the set of Away from Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) in Away from Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) in Away from Her
Marian (Olympia Dukakis) in Away from Her
Aubrey (Michael Murphy) and Grant (Gordon Pinsent) in Away from Her
Madeleine (Wendy Crewson) in Away from Her
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Kristy (Kristen Thomson) in Away from Her
Fiona (Julie Christie) in Away From Her
Fiona (Julie Christie) in Away from Her
Fional (Julie Christie) and Grant (Gordon Pinsent) in Away from Her
Director Sarah Polley