Away from Her

Julie Christie, Michael Murphy, Gordon Pinsent
Film director: 
Sarah Polley
Event date: 
Wed, 18/05/2016

Join us for a special FREE screening of the Canadian film AWAY FROM HER, a drinks reception and post-film talks and discussion.

Tickets: click HERE

The film stars Gordon Pinsent and Julie Christie as a couple whose marriage is tested when Christie's character begins to suffer from Alzheimer's and moves into a nursing home, where she loses virtually all memory of her husband and begins to develop a close relationship with another nursing home resident.

AWAY FROM HER is being screened as part of Dementia Awareness Week. #DAW2016

Venue: Bute Building, CF10 3NB

Time: 6 pm


Our expert panel are:

Dr Alex Hillman - The Social Aspects of Dementia, WISERD

Professor Alison Wray - Communication Challenges in the Dementia Context

Professor Kim Graham - Dementia and Ageing Research at the Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC)

Dr Rebecca Sims - Defining the Genetic Architecture of Alzheimer's Disease


This event is sponsored by The Wales Institute of Social & Economic Reseacrh, Data & Methods (WISERD).

Articles on this film:

Still Geoff

One of the many strange things about my father’s presentation with mixed dementia is that I have no memory of him losing his memory. I put this down to personality – his not mine. Geoff is, and was, fiercely independent. He has always been in to Xtreme ‘Do-It-Yourself’. Geoff did EVERYTHING himself.