My Life Without Me

Directed by Isabel Coixet

Produced by the Almodóvar brothers and directed by Catalan director Coixet, the emotional drama MY LIFE WITHOUT ME offers a universal story of love, courage, and heroism. Outside Vancouver, 23-year-old wife and mother Ann enjoys a grey existence which changes completely after she learns that she has terminal cancer. Determined to spare her family the tragic news, she defiantly maps out her remaining days, ticking off items from a list of things to do. Largely eschewing generic sentimentality (eg TERMS OF ENDEARMENT), Coixet has built her film upon an affecting yet restrained performance by Polley as an ordinary woman forging an extraordinary future.

102 minutes

Country of origin:
Canada and Spain

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