Away from her

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Physical Desc
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.


General Note
Based on the short story "The bear came over the mountain" by Alice Munro.
General Note
Originally released as a motion picutre in 2006.
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Luc Montpellier ; editor, David Whamsby ; music, Jonathan Goldsmith ; costume designer, Debra Hanson ; production designer, Kathleen Climie.
Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: PG-13.
System Details
DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
For private home use only.
English; Closed-captioned.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Christie, J., Pinsent, G., & Polley, S. (2007). Away from her . Lionsgate,.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Christie, Julie, Gordon. Pinsent and Sarah. Polley. 2007. Away From Her. Santa Monica, Calif.: Lionsgate.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Christie, Julie, Gordon. Pinsent and Sarah. Polley. Away From Her Santa Monica, Calif.: Lionsgate, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Christie, Julie., Gordon Pinsent, and Sarah Polley. Away From Her Lionsgate,, 2007.

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