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Title Away from her [videorecording] / the Film Farm and Foundry Films ; in association with Capri Releasing, Hanway Films and Echo Lake Productions present ; producers Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss ; written and directed by Sarah Polley.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2007]


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 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Away from her    ---  Available
 Parsons DVD Fiction  DVD Away from her c.2  ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the short story "The bear came over the mountain" by Alice Munro.
Special features: Feature commentary with actress Julie Christie ; deleted scenes ; deleted scenes commentary with director Sarah Polley.
Credits Director of photography, Luc Montpellier ; editor, David Whamsby ; music, Jonathan Goldsmith ; costume design, Debra Hanson ; production design, Kathleen Climie.
Cast Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson, Kristen Thomson, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson.
Summary Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language.
System Details DVD, NTSC; region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo.).
Language English dialogue with optional English or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Munro, Alice -- Film and video adaptations.
Married people -- Drama.
Alzheimer's disease -- Drama.
Nursing home patients -- Drama.
Ontario -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Melodrama -- Feature.
Romance -- Feature.
Feature films.
Added Author Iron, Daniel. Producer.
Urdl, Simone. Producer.
Weiss, Jennifer, producer. Producer.
Polley, Sarah, 1979-
Pinsent, Gordon, 1930-
Christie, Julie, 1941- Actor.
Dukakis, Olympia, 1931-
Murphy, Michael, 1938- Actor.
Crewson, Wendy, 1956-
Thomson, Kirsten. Actor.
Dezmari, Deanna, 1979-
Coulter, Clare, 1942-
Hauff, Thomas. Actor.
Watson, Alberta, 1955-2015.
Munro, Alice, 1931- Bear came over the mountain.
Film Farm (Firm)
Foundry Films.
Capri Releasing.
HanWay (Firm)
Echo Lake Productions.
Lionsgate (Firm)
Standard No. 031398217954 80
Music No. 21795 Lionsgate

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