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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Julie Christie
Gordon Pinsent
Olympia Dukakis
Michael Murphy
Directors
Sarah Polley
Screenwriters
Sarah Polley
Running Time
109 minutes

Away From Her
Julie Christie is losing her mind!


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Away From Her

Plot
As his wife Fiona’s (Christie) mind gradually surrenders to Alzheimer’s, Grant (Pinsent) reluctantly allows her to enter a care home. But while there she transfers her affections to a patient, slowly forgetting the husband she has spent decades with.


Verdict
It’s Sarah Polley through and through: slightly too glum for its own good, but reeking of quality and feeling.


Reviewed by Olly Richards

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