Can we fight or
even overcome cancer in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility? Filmmaker
Danic Champoux believes so and in his documentary, Sessions, he
dispels many of the clichés associated with the disease, using empathy and
humour to reveal the extraordinary resilience of human beings.
Shot over the
course of a year in the common room of an oncology centre, where patients
regularly meet when undergoing chemotherapy, the film
viewers to look at cancer from a new perspective. Sessions
chronicles the patients’ intensely emotional encounters, deftly capturing the
love and joie de vivre that brighten their often stressful days. Never denying
the distress of cancer patients, and that of their families and friends as
well, Sessions is, above all, a work of deep humanity and a
sensitive portrait of life’s mysteries.
2012, 84 min 02 s
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