Redefining the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age, 65_RedRoses leaves viewers with a new appreciation of life and the digital world. This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and her two online friends who are all battling cystic fibrosis (CF) a fatal genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system. Unable to meet in person because of the spread of infections and super bugs, the girls have become each other's lifelines through the Internet, providing unconditional love, support and understanding long after visiting hours are over. Now at a critical turning point in their lives, the film travels the distance the friends cannot go themselves, capturing the compelling and often heartbreaking realities they face, just trying to take each breath.
Won: Most Popular Canadian Film, Documentary, Women in Film Award, 2009 Vancouver International Film Festival
Nominated: Best Direction in a Documentary Program, 2010 Gemini Awards; Best Direction in a Documentary, Best Picture in a Documentary, Best Overall Sound in a Documentary, Best Feature Length Documentary, 2010 Leo Awards
Very smart documentary about the medical implications of class. -- STEADY DIET OF FILM