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Away from Her

Away from Her

Sarah Polley

  • Country: Canada
  • Year: 2006
  • Language: English
  • Producer: Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
  • Executive Producer: Atom Egoyan, Doug Mankoff
  • Screenplay: Sarah Polley, based on the short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" by Alice Munro
  • Runtime: 110
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When Fiona’s (Julie Christie) memory starts to deteriorate, her husband Grant (Gordon Pinsent) must move her to a rest home. Distressed by the intimate relationship she strikes up with fellow patient, Aubrey (Michael Murphy), Grant gradually comes to seek solace from Aubrey’s wife, Marian (Olympia Dukakis,) in this poignant adaptation of the Alice Munro story.

screening times

    • Saturday September 18
    • 7:00:00 PM
    • Tiff Bell LightBox 3

Note: indicates Premium Screening.

official description

A heartbreaking and memorable film filled with compassion and empathy, Away from Her tells the story of a seemingly idyllic couple faced with crushing adversity. Grant and Fiona have been married for decades. When Fiona’s memory starts to deteriorate, her insistence on moving to a rest home tears Grant apart. Soon, he is distressed by the surprisingly intimate relationship Fiona strikes up with a patient named Aubrey and gradually comes to seek solace from Aubrey’s wife,

Marian. Dealing with the slippery divisions between memory and forgetting, guilt and freedom, Away from Her is a heartbreakingly lovely and memorable cinematic experience.

director bio

Sarah Polley was born in Toronto and is an acclaimed actor. She directed several short films before making her feature directorial debut with Away from Her (06).

full credits

Principal Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson
Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss
Executive Producer:
Atom Egoyan, Doug Mankoff
Luc Montpellier
David Wharnsby
Jane Tattersall
Johnathan Goldsmith
Production Designer:
Kathleen Climie

Canadian Distributor:
 Mongrel Media    
Production Company:
The Film Farm & Foundry Films
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