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Away From Her

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Original title
Away From Her
Running time
110 min.
Canada Canada
Sarah Polley (Story: Alice Munro)
Jonathan Goldsmith
Luc Montpellier
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Foundry Films / Film Farm, The / Capri Releasing / HanWay Films / Echo Lake Entertainment. Distributed by Lionsgate Films
Romance. Drama | Romantic Drama. Disease. Old Age. Alzheimer's. Disability
Movie Groups
Alice Munro Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Julie Christie) have been married for decades. They have been through rough patches, but their lives are inextricably connected and their relationship seems idyllic: they share a private language and obvious affection for one another. Now retired, they live comfortably in a house in the country, but their contentment is permanently disrupted when Fiona's memory starts to deteriorate. Determined not to saddle Grant with her declining health, she insists upon going to a rest home - which only tears Grant apart. He feels guilty about decades-old behaviour, and his state is worsened by the rules of Fiona's new residence, which demand that he not communicate or visit with her for a lengthy period of time.
2007: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Actress (Julie Christie), Adapted Screenplay
2007: Golden Globe: Best Actress - Drama (Julie Christie)
2007: Nominated for BAFTA awards: Best Actress (Julie Christie)
2007: National Board of Review: Best Actress
2007: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Actress (Julie Christie) & Best First Film
2007: Festival Toronto: Best Movie canadiense, Director novel, Actress (Christie)
2007: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: New Generation Award
2007: Genie Awards: Best Canadian Feature
2007: Critics' Choice Awards: Best Actress
2007: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Best Actress (Julie Christie)
2007: Chicago Film Critics Awards: 2 Nominations including Most Promising Filmmaker
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