SummaryFiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. During the twilight of their years, Grant is forced to face the fact that Fiona's 'forgetfulness' actually is Alzheimer's. After Fiona wanders away and is found, the decision is made for her to go into a nursing home. For the first time in their relationship, they are forced to undergo a separation since this is the nursing home 'no-vistors,' first 30 days policy of a patient's stay. When Grant visits Fiona after the orientation period, he is devastated to find out that not only has she seemingly forgotten him, but she has transferred her affections to another man. As the distance between husband and wife grows, Grant must draw upon his love for Fiona to perform an act of self-sacrifice in order to ensure her happiness.
Alzheimer's disease -- Drama.
Nursing home patients -- Drama.
Ontario -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Santa Monica, Calif. :Lionsgate,2007
|Other Titles|| Bear came over the mountain.
Christie, Julie, 1941-
Murphy, Michael, 1938-
Munro, Alice, 1931- Bear came over the mountain.
Film Farm (Firm)
Echo Lake Productions.
Lions Gate Entertainment (Firm)
Gordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Dukakis, Kristen Thomson, Michael Murphy, Wendy Crewson.
Director of photography, Luc Montpellier ; editor, David Whamsby ; music, Jonathan Goldsmith ; costume designer, Debra Hanson ; production designer, Kathleen Climie.
MPAA rating: PG-13, some strong language.
In English, with optional English and Spanish subtitles ; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Based on the short story "The bear came over the mountain" by Alice Munro.
DVD release of the 2006 motion picture.
Special features: feature commentary with actress Julie Christie; deleted scenes; deleted scenes with commentary by director Sarah Polley.
DVD; Dolby digital 5.1 surround; Dolby digital 2.0 (stereo); Region 1; widescreen (1.78:1) presentation.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.