City of Langley presents Away from Her

Film(s) Playing:

Away from Her (Loin d'elle) (2006)

Away from Her

Director: Sarah Polley Run Time: 110min Genre(s): Drama, Romance

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Based on Alice Munro’s short story “The Bear Came Over the Mountain,” this moving film tells the story of Fiona (Christie) and Grant (Pinsent), a couple who have been married for over 40 years. As Fiona’s “forgetfulness” grows worse, the couple are forced to come to terms with the fact that it is actually Alzheimer’s, and she is placed in a new nursing home.

At the end of the difficult 30-day “no visitor” policy, Grant comes to visit Fiona, except there are some wrinkles: Fiona remembers little of the life they shared, and has found a new partner in the home. Beginning a journey that will test the bond they’ve shared for decades, Grant must draw upon his deep love for Fiona in order to adjust to this reality, and help ensure her continued happiness and support.

An enduring love story with a powerful message about friendship, generosity and devotion, Away From Her was nominated for two Oscars and won over 39 other awards. It won seven Genies, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay, among others.

Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Olympia Dukakis, Michael Murphy, Kristen Thomson
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - PG
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - PG
Newfoundland and Labrador - PG
Nova Scotia - PG
Northwest Territories - PG
Nunavut - PG
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - PG
Québec - G
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Venue: Langley City Hall Council Chambers

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 9:30 AM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Langley City Hall Council Chambers, 20399 Douglas Crescent, Langley, BC, V3A 4B3
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Free Admission

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