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Author: Atom EgoyanDaniel IronSimone UrdlJennifer WeissSarah PolleyAll authors
Publisher: [Thornhill, Ont.] : Mongrel Media, 2007.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Film adaptations
Fiction films
Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Atom Egoyan; Daniel Iron; Simone Urdl; Jennifer Weiss; Sarah Polley; Gordon Pinsent; Julie Christie; Olympia Dukakis; Deanna Dezmari; Clare Coulter; Thomas Hauff; Alberta Watson; Alice Munro; Mongrel Media.
OCLC Number: 243602732
Language Note: English, French subtitles and French dub.
Notes: Based on the short story "The bear came over the mountain" by Alice Munro.
Credits: Director of photography, Luc Montpellier ; editor, David Whamsby ; music, Jonathan Goldsmith ; costume design, Debra Hanson ; production design, Kathleen Climie.
Cast: Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Deanna Dezmari, Clare Coulter, Thomas Hauff, Alberta Watson.
Target Audience: Canadian Home Video rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, (16.9) presentation (1,85:1).
Other Titles: Loin d'elle
Responsibility: executive producers, Atom Egoyan, Doug Mankoff ; producers, Daniel Iron, Simone Urdl, Jeffifer Weiss ; written by Sarah Polley ; directed by Sarah Polley.

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Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors, ' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.

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