Synopsis by Mark Deming
Actress Michelle Le Brun directed this highly personal documentary about her husband, actor and writer Mel Howard, and his unsuccessful attempts to overcome liver cancer. While Howard at first rejected traditional cancer treatments in favor of alternative therapy, and then embraced chemotherapy and liver transplants as last-ditch attempts to save his life, the film's ultimate focus is on Howard's spiritual progression as he adjusts to the notion of his passing. Death: A Love Story was enthusiastically received when screened at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.
death, husband-and-wife, terminal-illness, cancer, diagnosis, healing, spirituality, grief, honesty, wisdom, actor, chemotherapy, filmmaker, mortality, writer