Poster

Away from Her ()


Reference View | Change View


A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer's disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who... See more »

Director:
Awards:
  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 62 wins & 39 nominations.
  • See more »
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Complete, Cast awaiting verification

Edit
...
Grant Anderson
Stacey LaBerge ...
Young Fiona
...
Fiona Anderson
...
Marian
Deanna Dezmari ...
Veronica
...
Phoebe Hart
...
William Hart
...
Dr. Fischer
...
Nurse Betty
Lili Francks ...
Theresa
...
Liam
...
Madeleine Montpellier
Judy Sinclair ...
Mrs. Albright
Tom Harvey ...
Michael
Carolyn Hetherington ...
Eliza
...
Singing Nurse
...
Kristy
Jessica Booker ...
Mrs. Jenkins
Janet van de Graaf ...
Rebecca Albright
...
Aubrey
Vanessa Vaughan ...
Stella
Catherine Fitch ...
Receptionist
Ron Hewat ...
Frank
Jason Knight ...
Young Grant
...
Monica
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nancy E.L. Ward ...
Caregiver (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Sarah Polley

Written by

Edit
Sarah Polley ... (written by)
 
Alice Munro ... (short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain")

Produced by

Edit
Mark Allan ... executive producer
Atom Egoyan ... executive producer
Victoria Hirst ... co-producer
Daniel Iron ... producer
Doug Mankoff ... executive producer
Simone Urdl ... producer
Jennifer Weiss ... producer

Music by

Edit
Jonathan Goldsmith

Cinematography by

Edit
Luc Montpellier ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Edit
David Wharnsby

Editorial Department

Edit
Pierre Cadieux ... telecine manager: Technicolor Creative Services
Louis Casado ... color timer: Technicolor Creative Services (as Lou Casado)
Michael Dobroski ... dailies colorist: Technicolor Creative Services (as Mike Dobroski)
Rob Gyorgy ... on-line editor: Technicolor Creative Services
Jeff Hannaford ... client services lab: Technicolor Creative Services
Chuck Kahn ... first assistant editor
Mark Kueper ... tape-to-tape colorist: Technicolor Creative Services
Mark Olexiuk ... assistant colorist: dailies, Technicolor Creative Services
Winston Phillips ... client services lab: Technicolor Creative Services
Brian Reid ... packager: Technicolor Creative Services
Trevor Risbridger ... on-line editor: Technicolor Creative Services

Casting By

Edit
John Buchan

Production Design by

Edit
Kathleen Climie

Art Direction by

Edit
Benno Tutter

Set Decoration by

Edit
Mary Kirkland

Costume Design by

Edit
Debra Hanson

Makeup Department

Edit
Réjean Goderre ... key hair stylist (as Rejean Goderre)
Micheline Trépanier ... key makeup artist (as Micheline Trepanier)
Zinka Tuminski ... hair stylist (as Zinka Shankland)
Catherine Viot ... makeup artist

Production Management

Edit
Ted Miller ... production manager
Rachel Sutherland ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Ben Marrello ... third assistant director
Barbara McCullam ... daily third assistant director
Alan McKenna ... second assistant director
Daniel J. Murphy ... first assistant director (as Daniel Murphy)
Chris Trebilcock ... trainee assistant director
Fatima Palhetas ... daily assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Edit
Richard Armstrong ... on-set dresser
Shawn Cantelon ... set dresser
Rae Crombie ... property master
Robert Dyer ... carpenter
Hans Engel ... carpenter
Rojuano Espiritu ... set dresser
Matthew Fernandes ... art department trainee
David Fuller ... key scenic painter
Brian Jones ... construction manager
Emmanouil Kourtikakis ... carpenter
Kent McIntyre ... set decoration buyer
Jonathan McKenzie ... head carpenter
Ryan Sammut ... carpenter
Eric Summerley ... carpenter
Aleksandar Vojvodic ... set dresser
Sergey Volkov ... lead set dresser (as Sergey Tsukanov)
Cindy Yetman ... assistant property master
Frank Croft ... painter (uncredited)

Sound Department

Edit
Kathy Choi ... sound editor
Sue Conley ... dialogue editor
Erik Culp ... foley recordist
John Dykstra ... foley recordist
John Elliot ... assistant foley artist
Barry Gilmore ... dialogue editor
Steve Hammond ... foley artist
Ronayne Higginson ... adr editor
Janice Ierulli ... dialogue editor
Martin Lee ... re-recording mixer
Mandy Ley ... assistant sound mixer
Kirk Lynds ... re-recording mixer
David McCallum ... supervising dialogue editor
Chris McLeod ... assistant adr recordist
Bill McMillan ... sound recordist
Joe Morrow ... second assistant sound editor
John Naslen ... adr recordist
David Rose ... sound effects editor (as Dave Rose)
Lou Solakofski ... re-recording mixer
Matthew Stark ... boom operator
Paul Talbott ... assistant adr recordist
Jane Tattersall ... sound designer
Marilee Yorston ... foley assistant

Special Effects by

Edit
Mark Ahee ... special effects technician
Derek Bujalski ... special effects technician
Michael Gagnon ... special effects coordinator (as Michel Gagnon)
Geoff Hill ... special effects technician
Kirk Middleton ... special effects technician
Jasmine Gorett Vala ... special effects technician (as Gorett Vala)

Visual Effects by

Edit
Derek Bonin ... digital compositor: Technicolor Creative Services
Christie Friesen ... visual effects project coordinator: audio, Technicolor Creative Services
Doug Kilgore ... visual effects project coordinator: video, Technicolor Creative Services
Sam Komaromi ... visual effects project coordinator
Mark Kueper ... digital intermediate scanner: Technicolor Creative Services
Eric Myles ... digital supervisor: Technicolort Creative Services
Jordan Nieuwland ... matte painter: Technicolor Creative Services
Andrew Pascoe ... digital technician: Technicolor Creative Services

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Bradley Bell ... electrician
Michael Blatchford ... camera loader
Darren Boyce ... key grip
Michael Curtis ... electrician
Dennis Daigle ... electrician
Tara Dixit ... second assistant camera
Rick Dubeau ... grip (as Richard Dubeau)
Michael Gibson ... still photographer
Frank Hardin ... generator operator
Jeremy Jemec ... best boy electric
Sean Jensen ... camera operator
Terry Kelly ... gaffer
Don LeClair ... grip
Murray Mainprize ... generator operator
Hernan Morris ... videographer: electronic press kit
Rob Mountjoy ... first assistant camera
Rahul Parekh ... dolly grip
Geoff Pope ... grip (as Geoffrey Pope)
Loreen Ruddock ... electrician
Kristen Somborac ... grip
Craig Steele ... best boy grip
Allyn Terry ... electrician
Steve Winn ... grip
Sean Jensen ... Steadicam operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

Edit
Megan Conacher ... background casting
Jason Knight ... casting associate

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Jozie Conte ... wardrobe assistant
Stacy Laliberte ... wardrobe set supervisor
Emily McHugh ... second assistant wardrobe
Crystal Silden ... assistant costume designer (as Crystal Olsen Silden) / assistant costume designer

Location Management

Edit
Ernest Ashford ... location support trainee
Glenn Brooks ... location assistant
Gordon Brooks ... location assistant (as Gord Brooks)
Ralph Bruzzese ... location and transportation security
Andrew Finch ... location support trainee
Raymond Gourlay ... location support trainee
Jacque Larcenaire ... location support trainee
Quincy Morgan ... location scout
Randy Morgan ... assistant location manager
Jeff Nelson ... location manager
Michael Tuttie ... location support trainee
Hsing-Min Wen ... location support trainee
Seymon Wen ... location support trainee (as Symone Wen)
Richard Wilcox ... location support trainee

Music Department

Edit
Michael Banton-Jones ... score mixing engineer
Jonathan Goldsmith ... musician: guitars, keyboards, programming
Tricia Holloway ... music consultant
George Koller ... musician: bass
Hugh Marsh ... musician: violin

Transportation Department

Edit
Helen Bone ... driver
Martin Boon ... driver
Sean Bryan ... daily driver
Alan Cairns ... daily driver
John Carr ... daily driver
Paul Davies ... driver
Artur Forst ... driver
Keith Geobey ... daily driver (as Keith Gobey)
Patrick McKenna ... daily driver
David McLaren ... transportation captain
Dave Mead ... operator: honeywagon
George Mirosznik ... driver
Barry Moyer ... head driver
David Murray ... daily driver
Paul Prucha ... driver
Dave Puddister ... daily driver (as David Puddister)
Jerry Skavinsky ... transportation coordinator
Chris Taylor ... daily driver
Bill Wilson ... daily driver

Other crew

Edit
Cynthia Amsden ... unit publicist
Jeff Arp ... production assistant
Chris Besseling ... uk marketing executive: metrodome
Brenda Blake ... production lawyer
James Burton ... craft service
Grace Carnale-Davis ... sales executive: Technicolor Creative Services
Lorraine Clark ... electronic press kit producer
Donna Croce ... script supervisor
Heather K. Dahlstrom ... production assistant (as Heather Dahlstrom)
Lindy Davies ... performance consultant
Colin Davis ... vice president: film operations, Technicolor Creative Services
Greg Dunfield ... operations manager: Technicolor Creative Services
Mike Ellis ... vice president: digital film, Technicolor Creative Services
Claude Forest ... insurance broker
Doug Gillespie ... production accountant
Ed Goldin ... first general accountant
Jerry Greben ... stand-in
Indira Guha ... business and legal affairs: Telefilm Canada
Rhonda Hall ... stand-in
Jeff Hannaford ... client services: Technicolor Creative Services
Tim Haslam ... International sales
Marni Hogg ... ski double
Bill Hong ... operator: camera car/insert car
Sonia Hosko ... assistant: Sarah Polley
Ed Johnson ... ski double
Liise Keeling ... ski coach
Kelly Lee ... on-set medic
Stephanie Markowitz ... assistant to producers
Wayne Pells ... script supervisor
Jules Pereira ... assistant production coordinator (as Julie Pereira)
Lisa Perone ... production coordinator
Steena Petersen ... craft service (as Stine Petersen) / craft service
Winston Phillips ... client services: Technicolor Creative Services
Diane Pitblado ... dialect coach
Eli Schwanz ... assistant to producers
Brian White ... client services manager: Technicolor Creative Services
Ray Young ... craft service

Thanks

Edit
Jonathan Ahee ... special thanks
Chris Andrews ... special thanks
Stewart Aziz ... special thanks
Boyd Banks ... special thanks
Erica Benson ... special thanks
Dennis Berardi ... special thanks
Kathy Broderick ... special thanks
Celia Chassels ... special thanks
Tony Cianciatta ... special thanks
Lorraine Clark ... special thanks
Wayne Clarkson ... special thanks
Andrew Cullen ... special thanks
Joel Darling ... special thanks
Brian De Palma ... special thanks
Marina di Pancrazio ... special thanks
Andrew Eddy ... special thanks
Bernie Finkelstein ... special thanks (as Bernie Finklestein)
Don Forsyth ... special thanks
Mary Forsyth ... special thanks
Frank Frattaroli ... special thanks
John Galway ... special thanks
Marcy Gerstein ... special thanks
Shelley Gillen ... special thanks
Cam Gordon ... special thanks
Ron Haney ... special thanks
Martin Harbury ... special thanks
David Hardy ... special thanks
Tim Haslam ... special thanks
Hannah Hempstead ... special thanks
Brooke Johnson ... special thanks
John Labraico ... special thanks
Martin Levin ... special thanks
Billy Lieberman ... special thanks
Doug Liman ... special thanks
Kerri Locke ... special thanks
Dan Lyon ... special thanks
Al Maciulis ... special thanks
Anne MacKenzie ... special thanks
Eliza Macmillan ... special thanks
Michelle Marion ... special thanks
Silvana Marsella ... special thanks
Gabriella Martinelli ... special thanks
Melissa Minshall ... special thanks (as Melissa Minshall and the County of Brant)
Gaby Morgerman ... special thanks
Michael Ondaatje ... special thanks
Rick Perotto ... special thanks
Tim Robbins ... special thanks
Rena Ronson ... special thanks
Thorsten Schumacher ... special thanks (as Thorston Schumacher)
Carrie Paupst Shaughnessy ... thanks
Robin Smith ... special thanks
Tim Story ... special thanks
Catherine Stuart ... special thanks
Robert Varga ... special thanks
Clement Virgo ... special thanks
Alex Walton ... special thanks
James Weyman ... special thanks
Marnie Wharnsby ... special thanks
Robert Young ... special thanks
Eda Zimler ... special thanks
Donna Zuchlinski ... special thanks

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot Summary

Grant and Fiona Anderson have been married for forty-four years. Their marriage has been a generally happy and loving one although not perfect due to some indiscretions when Grant was working as a college professor. Fiona has just been admitted to Meadowlake, a long term care facility near their country home in southwestern Ontario, because her recent lapses of memory have been diagnosed as a probable case of Alzheimer's disease. She and Grant made this decision together, although a still lucid Fiona seems to have made peace with the decision and her diagnosis more so than Grant. With respect to the facility, what Grant has the most difficulty with are what he sees as the sadness associated with the facility's second floor - where the more advanced cases are housed - but most specifically the facility's policy of no visitors within the first thirty days of admission to allow the patient to adjust more easily to their new life there. Based on what he sees when he is finally able to visit Fiona, Grant ultimately makes a request of Marian Barque, the wife of one of the other patients, a semi-comatose Aubrey Barque, with whom Fiona has struck a friendship and who is now at home permanently with Marian. The request is to see to both Fiona and his own happiness in this unfortunate situation. Written by Huggo

Plot Keywords
Taglines It's never too late to become what you might have been See more »
Genres
Parents Guide View content advisory »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Loin d'elle (Canada, French title)
  • Loin d'elle (France)
  • An ihrer Seite (Germany)
  • Lejos de ella (Spain)
  • Υστερόγραφο μιας Σχέσης (Greece)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 110 min
Official Sites
Country
Language
Color
Aspect Ratio
Sound Mix
Filming Locations

Box Office

Budget CAD4,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $7,674,385

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Julie Christie turned the script down the first time it was sent to her. She would do this several times over the course of a year until Sarah Polley's determination wore her down. See more »
Goofs The misspelling of Fiona's name by Fiona herself is a typical and revealing error made by Alzheimer's patients. Coming as it does just after Grant has tried to use the episode of her remembering the recent walk in the park and finding the skunk lilies as a means of continuing his denial, the misspelling brings home to him the futility of his resistance to the truth about her condition. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Georgia Rule/Away from Her/The Ex/28 Weeks Later/Civic Duty (2007). See more »
Soundtracks Harvest Moon See more »
Quotes Kristy: And, how old were you when you met?
Grant Anderson: She was 18.
Kristy: Holy! That's pretty young to get married, eh?
Grant Anderson: Wasn't my idea.
Kristy: You mean she proposed to you? Well, that's lovely, that's what I think. How'd she do it?
Grant Anderson: She hadn't planned it necessarily. We were in Tobermory, waiting for the ferry to Manitoulin, and it was miserable and rainy, and she was in a good mood. And, she didn't want any part of my sour mood.
Kristy: What'd she do, what'd she say?
Grant Anderson: Well, she said: "Do you think it'd be fun... Do you think it'd be fun if we got married?"
Kristy: And what did you say?
Grant Anderson: I took her up on it. I shouted yes.
[pause]
Grant Anderson: I never wanted to be away from her. She had the spark of life.
See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed