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
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label: lionsgate records release date: may 1, 2007 purchase:itunes | spotify | amazon