Special screening of Serendipity
Born in 1985, Prune Nourry is one of the most renowned artists of her generation. At the age of 31, having always focused her work on the power of women, she learns that she is suffering from breast cancer. Convinced that art can help cure her, Prune Nourry decides to face this painful journey camera in hand. Shooting this film during her illness helps her cope with the medication, stay active, gain distance and tell her loved ones about a painful experience. Produced by Darren Aronofsky and Angelina Jolie, Serendipity is a moving ode to life and courage, towards victory! The screening will be followed by a skype conversation with Prune Nourry.
Tuesday 10 March
Auditoire Marcel Jenny (HUG)
Co-presented with the HUG Breast center and Cancers center
Prune Nourry artist and filmmaker (via skype)
François Ansermet Child and adolescent psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, Honorary Professor at the University of Geneva and the University of Lausanne, Member of the National Consultative Ethics Committee in Paris
By Prune Nourry
Prune Nourry, renowned visual artist and sculptress, makes her film debut with this moving documentary produced by Darren Aronofsky and Angelina Jolie, with the close collaboration of Agnès Varda. While focusing her work on the power of women, their bodies, and fertility, Prune Nourry learns that she is suffering from breast cancer. She is 30 years old, and decides to face this painful journey camera in hand. The intimate and the universal intertwine, as do her work and her illness, forming an ode to life and courage, before the victory song resounds. What if everything we call "chance" were in fact connected in a mysterious way?
- Section Out of competition - Creative doc.
- Prune Nourry
- Alastair Siddons
- Cohen Media