Away from her [videorecording] / The Film Farm ; Foundry Films, Inc. ; Pulling Focus Pictures
DVDs | Lionsgate | c2007 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD A DRAMA)
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Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, c2007.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 (stereo.)
In English, with optional subtitles in English or Spanish.
Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson.
Producers, Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl ; Jennifer Weiss ; writer, Sarah Polley ; director, Sarah Polley ; director of photography, Luc Montpellier ; editor, David Whamsby ; music, Jonathan Goldsmith.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the short story "The bear came over the mountain" by Alice Munro.
MPAA rating: PG-13, some strong language.
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.
Special features : commentary with actress Julie Christie; deleted scenes with commentary by director Sarah Polley.
MW, 9-07; 11-07(add); 2-08(add)