Away from Her DVD
Starring Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge, Olympia Dukakis, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Tom Hauff
Directed by Sarah Polley
Moving adaptation of a short story by Alice Munro, starring Julie Christie as Fiona, who has been married to Grant (Gordon Pinsent) for almost 50 years.
The couple's commitment to each other appears unwavering, and their everyday life is full of tenderness and humor.
This serenity is broken only by the occasional, carefully restrained reference to the past, giving a sense that this marriage may not always have been such a fairy tale.
This tendency of Fiona's to make such references, along with her increasingly evident memory loss, creates a tension that is usually brushed off casually by both of them.
But as the lapses become more obvious and dramatic, it is no longer possible for either of them to ignore the fact that Fiona is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (12)
- EAN: 5055002531101
- Catalogue number: I2F3110
- Studio: In 2 Film
- Release date: 29/12/2008
- Genre: Drama
- Colour: Colour