Away From Her

Oscar Nominee

Genre:  Drama
Running Time:  110 min.
Release Date: May 4, 2007
DVD: September 11, 2007

Current rating: Rating: 4.38
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Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson

Synopsis

Married for 50 years, Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona's (Julie Christie) life together is full of tenderness and humor, their serenity broken only by Fiona's restrained references to the past, complicated further by her increasingly evident memory loss. Moving Fiona into a nursing home specializing in Alzheimer's disease, Grant is not allowed to visit for the first month so she can "adjust."

When he sees her again, Fiona has forgotten him and turned her affection to Aubrey (Michael Murphy), another resident in the home. Heartbroken, Grant visits daily, bearing witness to the growing bond between her and Aubrey. When Aubrey's wife takes Aubrey home, Fiona becomes deeply depressed, and Grant embarks on the greatest act of self-sacrifice of his life.

Canadian Connection  Canadian Connection: Filmed in Ontario. The director and most of the cast are Canadian.

Director: Sarah Polley
Studio: Mongrel Media
Producer(s): Daniel Iron, Simon Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
Screenplay: Sarah Polley
Official Site: www.awayfromher.com

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