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Away from Her

Rated PG-13 for some strong language.

PG-13 In Theaters 05/4/2007 , 109min.
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Plot & Details

Filmmaker Atom Egoyan -- a longtime onscreen collaborator with the gifted young actress Sarah Polley (The Sweet Hereafter) -- executive-produced Polley's directorial debut, Away from Her, starring Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, and Wendy Crewson. Adapted by Polley from a short story by Alice Munro, this small-scaled two-character drama concerns Grant (Gordon Pinsent) and Fiona (Christie), a long-married couple, well into their golden years, who are much in love and connected to one another on every level. "Soul mates" in the purest sense of the term, the two feel a sense of ease and tranquility in their rural home. But when Fiona's memory begins to slip away and she insists on being taken to a rest home, the decision stirs up torrents of guilt and regret in Grant's heart. The rules of the center only complicate matters, as they forbid visitation and communication with Fiona for an interminable period of time. He determines to support his wife at all costs, even if must happen at the expense of his own peace of mind.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Adapted Screenplay Sarah Polley Nominated
2007 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Actress Julie Christie Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Julie Christie Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama Julie Christie Won

Toronto International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Toronto International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

Alliance of Women Film Journalists

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Adapted Screenplay Sarah Polley Won
2007 Alliance of Women Film Journalists Best Actress Julie Christie Won

Berlin International Film Festival

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Berlin International Film Festival Film Presented Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Actress Julie Christie Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Actress Julie Christie Nominated

Chicago Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Best Actress Julie Christie Nominated
2007 Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Director Sarah Polley Nominated

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Actress Julie Christie Won

Detroit Film Critics Society

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2007 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Actress Julie Christie Nominated
2007 Detroit Film Critics Society Best Newcomer Sarah Polley Nominated

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