A cancer patient is reminded about the meaning of life. Lara was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Just as she learns her treatment is no longer effective and has given up hope, she meets Gabriele. He reminds her that every day of life is worth living.

  • Manuela Jael Procaccia
  • Manuela Jael Procaccia
  • Silvia Novello
  • Doc Congress
  • Pamela Villoresi
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  • Emy Bergamo
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    "Sabrina Magli (Oncologist)"
  • Gabriele Romanelli
    Key Cast
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    15 minutes 40 seconds
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    October 15, 2018
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    40,000 EUR
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Director Biography - Manuela Jael Procaccia

Manuela Jael Procaccia, was born in Milan in 1974. She graduated in Philosophy and since 2000 She started her script writing career for films, fiction and documentaries. She worked for RAI, Mediaset, Endemol, Digicast, Zodiak Active and Magnolia, in several entertainment TV shows. Beside her work for film and TV, Manuela Jael Procaccia has written and directed several medical dramas for Oncological continuing educational programs. She was awarded at the BAFF in 2004 for the best film with "Promessa d'Amore", directed by Fabrizio Ugo Giordani. In 2016, Manuela won at AIOM (Medical Italian Oncology Association) Oncology and Cinema competition, for the best short with the medical drama "Carla".

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Director Statement

I made this short because I wanted to offer philosophical insights into the world of medical oncologists. I have done this by telling an inspirational story of a woman, in her late 60's, with a lung cancer, who is given a new opportunity of love, in a dramatic stage of her life. That is why I say "Lara" offers a new angle on narrative medicine, cancer movies, and healthcare awareness.