house. Takes a deep breath.
GRANT’S MEMORY: of a beautiful 18 year old girl. She is
the wind, a glimmer in her eye. We can’t hear what she’s
saying. We hear the voice of a man in his 70’s.
if we got married?”
What did you say?
I took her up on it. I shouted yes.
the water, happy.
She had the spark of life.
direction. To where they came from.
Over our many winters, her hair
went from pale blonde to silver.
That’s all. I don’t think I noticed
warmly lit cottage. It is old and large but not ostentatious.
beginning. She is ethereal, light, and sly. As though always
enjoying a private joke. They pant hard as they ski side by
side, glancing at each other.
from their boots.
around her to dump the vegetables into the pan his arms
has left it on the counter.
him, knowing what he’s done.
Give me that.
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.
Actors: Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 62 wins & 38 nominations.
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