Away from Her script
Away from Her (2006)
Synopsis: Away from Her is a 2006 Canadian drama film written and directed by Sarah Polley and starring Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie and Olympia Dukakis. The feature-length directorial debut of Polley, the film is based on Alice Munro's short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain", from the 2001 collection Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage. It was executive produced by Atom Egoyan (Polley's director in both Exotica and The Sweet Hereafter) and distributed by Lionsgate. It debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and also played in the Premier category at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival.

He waits until she is safely in the other room, and then,

sadly, takes the pan out of the freezer and puts it in a

cupboard.

7 INT ANDERSSON’S LIVINGROOM -JANUARY 2003 -NIGHT 7

FIONA lies with her head on GRANT’S lap. There’s a fire in

the fireplace, the house orderly and cosy. It’s snowing

outside, big fairy tale snow flakes. He reads to her from a

book of poetry.

GRANT:

(reading)

You climbed the bank and said

This is how you touch other women

The grass cutter’s wife, the lime

burner’s daughter

And you searched your arms

For the missing perfume

And knew

Fiona strokes his face. Interrupts him.

FIONA:

Don’t worry darling.I expect I’m

just losing my mind.

GRANT:

Ssshhhh.

He grabs her hand. Kisses it.

5.

GRANT:

What good is it to be the lime

burner’s daughterLeft with no trace

As if not spoken to in the act of

love

As if wounded without the pleasure

of a scar

You touched yourBelly to my handsIn the dry air and saidI am the cinnamon

Peeler’s wife. Smell me.

She falls asleep as he reads. He watches her sleep for a few

moments.

8 INT ANDERSSON’S BEDROOM -JANUARY 2003-NIGHT 8

GRANT strokes FIONA’S hair. She smiles up at him, warm. They

kiss, and slowly and calmly make love.

Title Card:

The Diagnoses

9 INT ANDERSSON’S BATHROOM -JANUARY 2003-NIGHT 9

GRANT is peeing. He finishes and washes his hands, catching a

glimpse of himself in the mirror. On the mirror is a sticky

note. It says “7am Yoga. 7:30 - 7:45 teeth, face, hair. 7:45

8:
15 walk. 8:15 Grant and Breakfast.” He puts his fingers to

it, touched by it’s precision.

10 INT ANDERSSON’S BEDROOM -JANUARY 2003-NIGHT 10

GRANT gets into bed behind FIONA. He spoons her, holding her

close, kissing her neck.

GRANT:

That was lovely.

FIONA:

What was lovely?

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Sarah Polley

Sarah Ellen Polley OC (born January 8, 1979) is a Canadian actress, writer, director and political activist. Polley first garnered attention for her role as Sara Stanley in the Canadian television series Road to Avonlea. She has starred in many feature films, including Exotica, The Sweet Hereafter, Guinevere, Go, The Weight of Water, My Life Without Me, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Dawn of the Dead, Splice, and Mr. Nobody. more…

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