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Filmmaker [[Performer~P88743~Atom Egoyan~atomegoyan]] -- a longtime onscreen collaborator with the gifted young actress [[Performer~P57251~Sarah Polley~sarahpolley]] ([[Feature~V155010~The Sweet Hereafter~thesweethereafter]]) -- executive-produced [[Performer~P57251~Polley~sarahpolley]]'s directorial debut, Away from Her, starring [[Performer~P13030~Julie Christie~juliechristie]], [[Performer~P20452~Olympia Dukakis~olympiadukakis]], [[Performer~P103847~Michael Murphy~michaelmurphy]], and [[Performer~P15759~Wendy Crewson~wendycrewson]]. Adapted by [[Performer~P57251~Polley~sarahpolley]] from a short story by [[Performer~P427084~Alice Munro~alicemunro]], this small-scaled two-character drama concerns Grant ([[Performer~P106551~Gordon Pinsent~gordonpinsent]]) and Fiona ([[Performer~P13030~Christie~juliechristie]]), a long-married couple, well into their golden years, who are much in love and connected to one another on every level. "Soul mates" in the purest sense of the term, the two feel a sense of ease and tranquility in their rural home. But when Fiona's memory begins to slip away and she insists on being taken to a rest home, the decision stirs up torrents of guilt and regret in Grant's heart. The rules of the center only complicate matters, as they forbid visitation and communication with Fiona for an interminable period of time. He determines to support his wife at all costs, even if must happen at the expense of his own peace of mind. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

  • Release date:May 4, 2007

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Genie Awards Jennifer Weiss Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Screen Actors Guild Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Julie Christie Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Winner
Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
Phoenix Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
San Diego Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
Southeastern Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
National Board of Review Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
National Society of Film Critics Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
Washington D.C. Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Winner
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Broadcast Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Julie Christie Best Actress 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award Julie Christie Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Kristen Thomson Best Supporting Actress 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Simone Urdl Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Phoenix Film Critics Association Sarah Polley Breakthrough Behind the Camera 2007 Winner
Ohio Film Critics Sarah Polley Breakthrough Film Artist 2007 Winner
Los Angeles Film Critics Association Sarah Polley New Generation Award 2007 Winner
Alliance of Women Film Journalists Sarah Polley Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Circle Sarah Polley Best First Film 2007 Winner
Toronto Film Critics Association Sarah Polley Best First Film 2007 Winner
New York Film Critics Online Sarah Polley Best Debut As Director 2007 Winner
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Sarah Polley Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Winner
Genie Awards Sarah Polley Best Director 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Sarah Polley Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Detroit Film Critics Society Sarah Polley Best Newcomer 2007 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sarah Polley Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Chicago Film Critics Association Sarah Polley Most Promising Director 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award Sarah Polley Best Director 2007 Nominee
Golden Satellite Award Sarah Polley Best Adapted Screenplay 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Daniel Iron Best Picture 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards David Wharnsby Best Editing 2007 Nominee
Genie Awards Gordon Pinsent Best Actor 2007 Nominee
Toronto Film Critics Association Gordon Pinsent Best Actor 2007 Nominee

Cast

Julie Christie
as Fiona Anderson
Gordon Pinsent
as Grant Anderson
Olympia Dukakis
as Marian
Michael Murphy
as Aubrey
Kristen Thomson
as Kristy
Wendy Crewson
as Madeleine
Stacey Laberge
as Young Fiona
Deanna Dezmari
as Veronica
Thomas Hauff
as William Hart
Alberta Watson
as Dr. Fischer
Lili Francks
as Theresa
Andrew Moodie
as Liam
Judy Sinclair
as Mrs Albright
Tom Harvey
as Michael
Melanie Merkosky
as Singing Nurse
Jessica Booker
as Mrs Jenkins
Janet Van de Graff
as Rebecca Albright
Vanessa Vaughan
as Stella
Catherine Fitch
as Receptionist
Ron Hewat
as Frank
Nina Dobrev
as Monica

Crew

Sarah Polley
Director
Simone Urdl
Producer
Jennifer Weiss
Producer
Daniel Iron
Producer
Sarah Polley
Screenwriter
Luc Montpellier
Cinematographer
David Wharnsby
Editor
Kathleen Climie
Production Designer
Benno Tutter
Art Director
Victoria Hirst
Co-producer
Atom Egoyan
Executive Producer
Debra Hanson
Costume Designer
Mary Kirkland
Set Decorator
Jane Tattersall
Sound/Sound Designer
Ted Miller
Production Manager
John Buchan
Casting
Catherine Viot
Makeup
Wayne Pells
Script Supervisor
Zinka Shankland
Hair Styles
Micheline Trepanier
Key Make-up
Rachel Sutherland
Post Production Supervisor
Rae Crombie
Properties Master
Kirk Lynds
Re-Recording Mixer
Lisa Perone
Production Coordinator
Lou Solakofski
Re-Recording Mixer
Donna Croce
Script Supervisor
Doug Gillespie
Production Accountant
Alice Munro
Short Story Author
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