American Indie – Doc
East Coast Premiere
BEAUTY AND THE BREAST, Liliana Komorowska
Canada / 2013 / 86 min / BluRay / DCP / English
A first-time documentary filmmaker offers a compelling insight into the devastating reality of breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of several female patients helping demystify the disease while painting poignant and often humorous intimate portraits of survival.
The film depicts the process of learning and accepting the terrifying verdict, and details the complexities of every stage of the disease. All interviewed patients have different experiences. Their individual journeys offer many preventive choices, surgical procedures and treatments, making them hope that it’s possible to keep the cancer at bay. Candid and self-effacing, the women bare their souls as well as their scars. Regardless of their social status, looks and age, they manage to dismiss society’s general perception of feminine beauty and adapt to living with their mutilated bodies while still maintaining grace and pride. This film is not only invaluable as a testament to human resilience, but it also proves that it’s possible to blossom in the face of adversity but as the fight continues, the wisdom and beauty within us can help us conquer the beast until we find a cure.
Producers: Liliana Komorowska / Cinematographer: Jan Paweł Pełech
Van Royko, Stephanie Weber Biron, Tomi Grgicewic, Zacharie Fay, Sébastien Duguay
/ Editor: Marie Christine Sarda / Composer: Paweł Lucewicz / Contact: Producer/Director: Liliana Komorowska firstname.lastname@example.org www.beautyandthebreastmovie.com twitter.com/BATBmovie @BATBmovie www.facebook.com/beautyandthebreast
Sponsored by Gilda's Club South Florida
The 28th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival runs Oct 18 - November 11, 2013 in Ft Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Pompano Beach and on Grand Bahama Island. The fest moves to Saint Augustine January 16 - 19, 2014. There are over 200 films plus a galaxy of parties, cruises, and special events. Special guests include Ann-Margret, Ed Asner, Tab Hunter, Anna Paquin, Lea Thompson, Aphrodite Jones, Guy Harvey, Jonathan Bird, Pauly Cohen, William Grefe, Jonas Armstrong, Hannah Tointon and Michael Bolton. FLIFF is the Guiness World Record holder for longest in the world.
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