Kitchen Table Scenes in Away from Her

Kitchen Table Scenes in Away from Her

Regina Yunghans
Nov 28, 2008

We recently enjoyed the film Away from Her: it's a moving love story that is beautifully shot. We love in particular the comfortable kitchen table in the couple's cabin. It's part banquette, part wood dining chairs, and part upholstered seating (even an easy chair is pulled up to the table at one point), all centered around a circular pedestal dining table...

This loose grouping of furniture is a central place in the home throughout the film, a place where we see a range of life moments unfold: serious conversations between the couple, an intimate and lively dinner party with old friends, and the quiet contemplation of one person sitting alone.

The space is the heart of the cabin because it exudes warmth. We see blankets draped on the chairs while snow flies in the landscape visible beyond. We see simple, worn furniture that has witnessed the passing years. Coffee mugs steaming on the table. As in many real-life households, this kitchen table naturally serves as an important setting for solemn and touching scenes throughout the film. Photos: Away From Her

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