the facts

title: away from her
world premiere: september 11, 2006 (toronto international film festival)
director: sarah polley
producers: atom egoyan, daniel iron, doug mankoff, simone urdl, jennifer weiss
stars: julie christie, gordon pinsent, olympia dukakis
studio: foundry films / the film fram / pulling focus pictures / lionsgate
genre: drama

synopsis: 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 also is a patient at the nursing home.


”the restraint goldsmith shows in his music is admirable; it surely would have been all-to-easy to descend into the schmaltzy, mawkish disease-of-the-week overkill which would have rendered christie’s performance obsolete – instead, we are treated to a series of pretty, understated themes which accentuate the prevailing mood of the film: reflection, sadness, and resignation.” | movie music uk

”design aspects are thoughtful and unshowy, in the mode of jonathan goldsmith’s near-ambient score” | variety



selections from
away from her (2006)

marnie’s theme
crooked as corkscrews
skunk lilies
driving home

soundtrack album

label: lionsgate records
release date: may 1, 2007
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