Away From Her
Filmfest 2008

Ms. Polley, 28, who had Ms. Christie in mind when she adapted Alice Munro’s short story 'The Bear Came Over the Mountain' for the screen, was determined to have her in her movie. 'I knew I’d get a few noes before I got a yes,' Ms. Polley said. 'And I was just hoping the yes would eventually come.' It did, although not because Ms. Christie had a sudden change of heart about the movie industry. Rather, it was because she met Ms. Polley in 2000 when they were both filming Hal Hartley’s No Such Thing — Ms. Polley in the lead, Ms. Christie in a small role. 'I fell totally in love with her,' Ms. Christie recalled. 'Of course, when she sent me this screenplay, I said no. But she kept on and on. She said she felt like a stalker. In the end, I thought, if I don’t do it, I’ll miss the opportunity of being with her on her first feature film.' Alan Riding, New York Times, April 18, 2007 Golden Globe for Julie Christie 2008 as Best Actress

tags: Feature film

Cast: Julie Christie, Gordon Pinsent, Stacey LaBerge, Olympia Dukakis


Director: Sarah Polley