Christmas and New Year. Three girls between 18 and 20, are hospitalized with cancer. All three of them have serious problems, not just in terms of health, but also in terms of their ... See full summary »
Christmas and New Year. Three girls between 18 and 20, are hospitalized with cancer. All three of them have serious problems, not just in terms of health, but also in terms of their relationships with their nearest and dearest. The girls find a haven in each other's company, where they are free from the fear of death and loneliness, and a substantial part of the film describes their sense of humor, unrestrained candidness and uncompromising zest for life. Written by
New Danish Screen
I just picked up a DVD at my local library containing all the AA-nominated shorts from 2007 (both live action and animated). This one was the best of the lot. It is a very sad, emotionally moving story and an excellent look at people facing their cancer along with the associated fear and loneliness. The acting is great, the dialog is very poignant. My favorite part is where a father tells his daughter, who is about to undergo surgery for a tumor in her spine, that admitting she is afraid has actually been a very courageous act. The story involves three women, all cancer patients in a hospital, who bond together amidst facing their fears surrounding their conditions. When one of the women must have surgery on New Years Eve, the three of them decide to celebrate the holiday the night before, not knowing if they will live to spend another such time together. One of them admits to the others that she feels alienated from and hated by her parents due to her own past actions, and, as a result, her parents are not even aware of her illness. This is definitely a very moving short film.
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