Irish Film Institute -65_REDROSES


Director: Philip Lyall & Nimisha Mukerji

Canada • 2009 • 71 mins

Official selection of Hot Docs Documentary Festival
Eva is a young, beautiful and smart overachiever with a loving family and a great sense of humour. She also shares a terrible bond with some very special friends. Eva (65_redroses) and her online friends (Spirit_of_Kina and megmucus) all have cystic fibrosis. On a waiting list for a lung transplant, Eva faces the stark reality that the transplant could either kill her or give her another shot at life. The only ones who truly know what she’s facing are 22-year-old Kina, battling chronic rejection from her double lung transplant, and 19-year-old Meg, who tries to drink and medicate herself into denial. Unable to meet because of the deadly risk of passing superbugs to one another, the girls are each other’s lifelines as they face some of the toughest decisions anyone could ever make when all they really want to do is breathe. (Gisele Gordon/Hot Docs)
Presented in association with The Radharc Trust.

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