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Away From Her - Lontano Da Lei

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  • Actors: Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Gordon Pinsent
  • Directors: Sarah Polley
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Colour
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Cde
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0041KWUN0

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Fiona e Grant sono una coppia canadese sposata da quarant'anni, ma, quando a Fiona viene diagnosticato l'Alzheimer, i due sono costretti a separarsi per lungo tempo per la prima volta. Entrata nella casa di cura, Fiona, a causa della lontananza dal marito, inizia a dimenticarsi di lui e a nutrire interesse verso un altro ospite dell'ospedale.

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There is a quiet stillness in this film, in the depiction of Altzhiemers. The reaction from the main character to her increasing dementia is largely internal. She goes for beautifully shot walks in the snow. This leads the viewer to struggle with one of the main weaknesses in the plot. Why voluntarily commit yourself to a nursing home when you're still able to function? The film cant really get around this flaw and I was left to question if the character played with a bit too much stoical dignity by Julie Christie was just trying to get away from her husband. That ambiguity may indeed be tied up in the title. Sara Polley the director, who is also a brilliant actress directs a thoughtful film that largely shies away from tackling its subject with as much messy reality as it needs.I did enjoy it though an its worth a watch!
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This is a remarkably fine, lyrical, sensitive and evocative study of the effects of Alzheimer's disease with an early onset in middle age. Julie Christie gives a moving and thoroughly convincing performance, which is never overstated, sentimental or mawkish. This is not an overly depressing film, though it is extremely sombre in tone, beautifully shot and rooted in the clearly good intentions of a first-class script. There are questionable decisions taken by the characters at certain points within the narrative, which I will not discuss here for obvious reasons of "spoiling" though I would say that they don't necessarily detract from the integrity of the film. Whereas we may not entirely agree with the paths and decisions taken by the characters, it nontheless informs our understanding of this important condition and its impact upon real lives. It also, inevitably provokes debate and discussion, laying a compelling challenge to our pre-conceptions. Wholeheartedly recommended.
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By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 25 Feb. 2008
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"Don't worry, I'm just losing my mind" she quips when he catches her absently putting a frying pan in the freezer. But it's not a joke: Fiona has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's." Dennis Harvey

Fiona, Julie Christie, is in the midst of Alzheimer's. She is having symptoms and when she becomes lost in the cold she makes the decision to enter a facility for care. Fiona and her husband, Grant, a retired professor, played by Gordon Pinsent , live on a lake in Ontario and have been married for over 40 years. Loving, fulfilled years and they seem the happy, retired couple. This movie is so well played that we enter into the mindset of both Fiona and Grant and have a glimpse of what their lives might be like. First from the person involved with Alzheimer's and then from the partner's perspective. Julie Christie, one of the most beautiful of actresses, remains as lovely and serene as ever. As Fiona she plays this part with extreme serenity and intelligence. Gordon Pinsent, her husband Grant, is a charismatic man and his part is played with subtlety and perfection. Kristen Thomson, the lead nurse at the facility is wonderful with her compassion, knowledge and insight.

At an early point in their marriage, Grant had affairs with his younger students and even though Fiona stayed there seems to be an unspoken anger within her. At times you wonder if some of her symptoms and behavior are not exaggerated by her anger. At the facility, Fiona becomes involved in the daily life of a man, Aubrey, and seems at times to have forgotten who Grant is. The issue of finding another soul to hang onto when you are going down this path of the unknown seems to me to be a human need. And, as Fiona says to Grant, "Aubrey does not confuse me".
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This was a very poignant film for me as I have recently been diagnosed as having a rare type of Alzheimer's Disease. I found Julie Christies' portrayal of the sufferer deeply moving, touching both the disintegration of the mind and also the way the essence remains intact.It portrayed the entirety of the relationship between the couple, humour, eroticism and pain with a delicate and sure touch. Wonderful acting. I reccommend it highly for people who may be facing this dreadful disease as it manages to be both honest and yet life affirming.
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First time director Sarah Polley tells a wonderfull story of a husband and wife (played by Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie) who are faced with the realization that the wife has alzheimers and can no longer live in the outside world, so together they decide to admit her into a home. What follows is a harrowing portrait of how this disease affects not just the victim but those close around.
The performance from Julie Christie is rightly being praised by various award ceremonies but it is the performance of Gordon Pinsent which should be. He is simply breathtaking in every way as he plays the confused, unhappy and angry husband pitch perfect.
If there is a fault and I'm nit-picking here it is very slow moving and can be excruciatingly painfull to see everything this man goes through for his wife.
To sum up Sarah Polley directs this small treat of a film with perfect performances from the two leads.I highy reccomend this film.
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Amongst a lot of overhyped dross from last year, this little gem of a film stood out by miles. As soon as I saw it I had the feeling that Julie Christie would justly receive awards for her performance. If there is any justice she will receive Academy Award for Best Actress. It is a shame that Gordon Pinsent who plays her character's husband has not been similarly recognised for his subtle yet deeply-moving performance. The synopsis will tell you the storyline. All I have to add is that if you are looking for a superbly-acted, brilliantly-scripted film that does not insult your intelligence or rely on overrated Hollywood names for its power, then this is one for you.
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