Away From Her Poster

Release Date: May 11th, 2007

DVD Release Date: September 11th, 2007

PG-13|1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary
Long married, Fiona (Julie Christie) and Grant (Gordon Pinsent) find their mutual devotion tested by her struggle with Alzheimer's disease. When it becomes apparent that the condition is worsening, she checks into a rest home. Grant visits her a month later and finds that his wife has grown close to Aubrey (Michael Murphy), a fellow resident. Jealous and hurt, Grant finally seeks help from Aubrey's wife (Olympia Dukakis) when Fiona suffers a crisis.

Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Kristen Thomson, Wendy Crewson, Alberta Watson, Thomas Hauff

Director: Sarah Polley

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Film Farm Productions, Foundry Films

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: 2000s, Love interest, Touching, Love, Wife, Emotional

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Nominated Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Winner Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Winner Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2007)
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2007)