I just watched the trailer for Away From Her, the new film starring Julie Christie and Olympia Dukakis and directed by Sarah Polley. It’s based on the short story "The Bear Came Over the Mountain" by Alice Munro.
It looks like the film just might live up to the expectations fostered by those big names. The trailer itself is quite moving. That’s mostly thanks to Julie Christie, who is as luminous and enchanting as ever.
And every time I think about Julie Christie, I think about Better Than Chocolate.
Away From Her starts May 4 — you know, if it turns out you’re not in the mood to see Kirsten Dunst and Tobey Maguire flying around the screen. And I’m pretty sure I won’t be.