Metrodome Distribution has acquired all UK rights foractor-turned-director Sarah Polley's feature directorial debut, Away From Her, which premiered this weekat the Toronto International Film Festival.Metrodome plans a spring 2007 release.

This news follows on Lionsgate's deal for US rights.

Away From Her stars Julie Christie and Gordon Pinsetin the story of a seemingly idyllic marriage that is rocked by Alzheimer'sdisease. The film is adapted from Alice Munro's short story The Bear Came Over TheMountain.

Metrodome's general manager Sara Frainand acquisitions manager Kate Falconer negotiatedthe deal with Hanway CEO Tim Haslam.

Frain said: 'Away From Her is an extraordinary accomplishment fromfirst-time director Sarah Polley. With award-worthy performancesand direction, this film tells the ultimate love story. We're very proud to bebringing this wonderful film to UK audiences and to forge anew relationship with Tim and his team at Hanway.'

Haslam added: 'This is agraceful, sensitive and dignified movie - Metrodomeis the perfect loving home'.

Metrodome's other forthcoming releases include Days Of Glory (Ingidenes), EchoPark L.A., Container and Them.