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Away from Her (2006) Away from Her (2006) Away from Her (2006)

2008/09 Season


Canada/UK/USA 2006 (12A)
109 minutes

Directed by Sarah Polley

Hollywood Film Theatre - 27 April 2009 - 7.30pm

With a sterling performance by Julie Christie this tells of a couple's readjustment after forty years of marriage on discovering that the wife has Alzheimer's. Set in Ontario the film describes the wife's stay in a home specialising in the disease, where she gets to know another patient, with unexpected consequences.

AUDIENCE COMMENTS: All the denial, grief and loss beautifully shown; Intensely moving. Not only is Julie Christie's smile as alluring as it was in Billy Liar, her performance was worthy of the Oscar she didn't get; Superb but still difficult to sit through. Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsent were excellent; A sensitive film subject well portrayed; Tends to wallow in its profundity. Poorly paced at times.

Away from Her (2006) Away from Her (2006) Away from Her (2006)

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