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Friday, June 15, 2007


Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2007 at 9:59 AM


Sarah Polley's "Away from Her" opens today in Little Rock.  David Denby of The New Yorker writes, "The movie, Polley’s feature début, is a small-scale triumph that could herald a great career. In general, she works close to her actors, and is confident enough to let scenes remain ambiguous—the meanings build slowly, by accretion."  Carina Chocano of The Los Angeles Times notes that "Away from Her" is "the insightful and eloquent filmmaking debut of actress Sarah Polley, who wrote and directed the film from a short story by Alice Munro."  A.O. Scott of The New York Times observes, "I can’t remember the last time the movies yielded up a love story so painful, so tender and so true."  Philip Martin of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette desribes the film as "heartbreaking and deftly sketched." 

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