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Title Away from her [videorecording] / Film Farm and Foundry Films in association with Capri Releasing, Hanway Films and Echo Lake Productions present ; producers Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jennifer Weiss ; written by Sarah Polley ; directed by Sarah Polley.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : Lionsgate, [2007]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library DVD    AWA    Available
 GDL Central Library DVD    AWA    Available
Description 1 videodisc (ca. 110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Originally released as a motion picture in 2006.
Based on the short story "The bear came over the mountain" by Alice Munro.
Special features: Feature commentary with actress Julie Christie ; Deleted scenes ; Deleted scenes commentary with director Sarah Polley.
Credits Director of photography, Luc Montpellier ; editor, David Whamsby ; music, Jonathan Goldsmith ; costume design, Debra Hanson ; production design, Kathleen Climie.
Cast Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson.
Summary Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for almost 50 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 nursing home has a no-vistors-for-the-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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for some strong language.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0.
Language Closed-captioned.
English dialogue, optional English or Spanish subtitles.
Subject Married people -- Drama.
Alzheimer's disease -- Drama.
Nursing home patients -- Drama.
Ontario -- Drama.
Genre/Form Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Added Author Iron, Daniel.
Urdl, Simone.
Weiss, Jennifer, (Producer.
Polley, Sarah.
Pinsent, Gordon.
Christie, Julie, 1941-
Dukakis, Olympia.
Dezmari, Deanna.
Coulter, Clare, 1942-
Hauff, Thomas (Tom)
Watson, Alberta.
Munro, Alice. Bear came over the mountain.
Film Farm (Firm)
Foundry Films.
Lions Gate Films
Standard No. 031398217954 80
Music No. 21795 Lionsgate

 
    
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