'Away From Her' is the directorial debut by Sarah Polley, and is shaping up to be one of the most interesting movies of the year. The previews I've seen promise a thoughtful story.
The movie, based on the writing of Alice Munro, is about a man who must put his wife in a nursing home. As Alzheimer's progressively diminishes her memory she forgets that the man is her husband, and starts a relationship with another patient at the home. Sarah Polley talks with Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air.
The picture stars Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, and Olympia Dukakis. Dukakis, whose mother had Alzheimer's, talks with Scott Simon.