The film away from her, is a screenplay adaptation from the short story bear came over the mountain by alice munro the story focuses around the relationship of fiona and grant, an ontario couple married over 40 years. Away from her movie reviews & metacritic score: this beautiful yet unconventional story of a couple coming to grips with the onset of memory loss is adapted. Critics consensus: an accomplished directorial debut by sarah polley, away from her is a touching exploration of the effects of alzheimer's, in which the tender wisdom of polley's script is.
Film review by frederic and mary ann brussat twitter facebook link print one evening fiona puts the frying pan away in the refrigerator away from her is about the bonds that hold a couple together even when a couple faces challenges that test every ounce of their caring and commitment to each other marian (olympia dukakis), aubrey's. Despite the gravity of its subject, away from her is a film that provides its characters with redemption polley's script reflects an understanding of alzheimer's and of marriage that is too rare in books and films.
Away from her patiently concentrates on both fiona and grant’s experiences throughout the subsequent ordeal, the former beset by fear, sadness, and—once she’s admitted to a retirement home—a consequent desire to not come into contact with things from her past, and the latter wracked by silent, lonely misery.
Melancholy alzheimer's drama ok for teens and up read common sense media's away from her review, age rating, and parents guide. Away from her is the fifth film i’ve seen about alzheimer’s in these opening years of the century, and the best, although only one of them has been disappointing using sympathy and tenderness for its characters, “away from her” tells the story of a marriage that drifts out of the memory. The film “away from her”, is a screenplay adaptation from the short story “bear came over the mountain” by alice munro the story focuses around the relationship of fiona and grant, an ontario couple married over 40 years the coupl.
Away from her opens with three shots of long-married couple grant (gordon pinsent) and fiona (julie christie) cross-country skiing, the first showing them parallel to each other, the second capturing. The film away from her, is a screenplay adaptation from the short story bear came over the mountain by alice munro the story focuses around the relationship of fiona and grant, an ontario couple married over 40 years the couple is forced to face that fact that fionas forgetfulness is actually.
Away from her directed by sarah polley a subtle, poignant, and superbly acted drama about a long marriage that is tested externally by disease and internally by the chords of attachment.