away from her

The 2006 Sarah Polley film,wife striken by Alzeihmer ("I think I may be beginning to disappear") and her husband of 45
years is left-astray,pushed out of her mind.

Many things I liked,though nothing tops the final scene.When her memory finally recognizes-there's a deep,apologetic knowledge in her eyes.Wanting to say everything,but not able to.He looks to her,patient and undemanding as always: realises he's remembered,and an image of her appears-but younger.Before love,before loss.Such a simple image,but it carried so much weight for the story.


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