Away From Her (2006)

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Grant and Fiona Anderson have been happily married for 50 years. Grant’ wife has never known about this college lecturer’ occasional infidelities. Although their relationship has at times been fraught by the odd insinuation on her part, their remaining years together promise to be happy : until Fiona begins to suffer from severe memory loss and she is diagnosed as having Alzheimer’. She allows herself to be admitted to a home for the elderly. One of the institution’ rules is that patients are not allowed to receive visitors during their first 30 days at the home. But when Grant at last visits his wife, Fiona doesn‚Äôt even recognize him. The subject of all of her affections is now another inhabitant of the home named Aubrey. Grant has no option other than to accept his new status as a concerned acquaintance and to watch in silence as the relationship between Fiona and Aubrey becomes more intimate. He makes friends with Kirsty, one of the local carers. During the course of their conversations about his life, it becomes clear that what is happening to him now could be a sign of divine retribution. One day, Aubrey’ wife takes her husband home. Distraught, Fiona falls into a deep depression. When her condition becomes life-threatening, Grant decides to make the greatest sacrifice of his life so that Fiona can enjoy the rest of her days in peace.

Título original: Away From Her

Ano: 2006

Duração: 110 minutos

País: Canada

Cor: color, digital


Roteiro: Sarah Polley

Fotografia: Luc Montpellier

Elenco: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis

Produtor: Daniel Iron

Música: Jonathan Goldsmith