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Away From Her

Away From Her
  • 2006
  • Canada
  • 110 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Sarah Polley
  • Written by: Alice Munro (story), Sarah Polley (screenplay)
  • Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson
  • Website: www.memory-catcher.net

Polley's first feature film as director stars screen legend Christie as a woman whose long and happy marriage is threatened by Alzheimer's, leading to confusion, recriminations and revenge among two elderly couples. Not afraid of tackling hard-hitting subjects or injecting the odd bit of humour, this is a beautifully low-key, intelligent debut.

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Away From Her

23 Apr 20074 stars

DRAMA Canadian short and TV filmmaker Sarah Polley’s leap into feature film directing is a moving adaptation of Alice Munro’s short story The Bear Came Over the Mountain. Set in present day Ontario, middle class Fiona (Julie Christie) and Grant…

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