Synopsis by Mark Deming
For Emma (Karin Viard), the good news is she's pregnant. A professional musician, Emma has wanted a child for some time, and even though her boyfriend Simon (Laurent Lucas) seems less than excited about fatherhood, Emma welcomes the prospect of becoming a mother. The bad news, however, is Emma soon finds out she also has breast cancer, and she is forced to weigh a complicated series of health options. The most effective treatment for her cancer would be hazardous for the fetus, while the course of action that would offer the least harm to her unborn child would not be especially helpful for keeping Emma alive. With the guidance of a pair of compassionate physicians, Emma begins chemotherapy treatments that will hopefully keep both her and the fetus safe until it can be safely extracted. Karin Viard received praise for her performance in this film, which was shown in the "Directors Fortnight" series at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival.
breast-cancer, chemotherapy, doctor, fetus, pregnancy, musician, boyfriend