Away from Her

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Away from Her
After 50 happy years of marriage, a couple come to realise that the wife's 'forgetfullness' is actually Alzheimer's Disease. Reluctanctly they book her into a nursing home, and for the first time since their marriage, they are forced to be apart for 30 days. This is tough on the husband, but worse is yet to come. When he visits her after the month is up, he finds that she no longer remembers him, and is instead in love with a wheelchair-bound mute. Determined to win her back, he faces agonising choices in finding happiness for the love of his life.

107 minutes.
Parental Guidance (Language).
Drama, Romance, Female interest, On the art circuit

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Looks all downhill from here...
Looks all downhill from here...

Credits

Cast
Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Stacey LaBerge, Deanne Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff
Director
Sarah Polley
ScreenplaySarah Polley, from the short story by Alice Munro
MusicJonathan Goldsmith
CinematographyLuc Montpellier
EditingDavid Wharnsby
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced byThe Film Farm, Foundry Films Inc., Pulling Focus Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageOccasionally strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsMature themes.
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Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Zane Henry quote iconAway From Her is an utterly beautiful film that deserves to be seen by many.
15
Cape Times
Carina Chocano quote iconPoignant story of love and loss.
15
The Citizen
Bruce Dennill quote iconIt's deeply moving. Just make sure you're in an appropriate mood.
14
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge quote iconA well-acted drama.
15
BBC
Stella Papamichael quote iconOutstanding.
20
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconAway From Her is the fifth film I’ve seen about Alzheimer’s in these opening years of the century, and the best.
20
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconAway from Her is a tender movie about a poignant and difficult subject.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconPolley makes a miraculous debut as director and screenwriter.
18
Metacritic.com
36 critics
18
Rottentomatoes critics
122 critics
16
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconA touching exploration of the effects of Alzheimer's.
19

What the People say

Internet
2915 Netizens quote iconRemarkable debut by director Sarah Polley and yet another fascinating performance by Julie Christie
16

Average .. 84%

17




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