A first time documentary filmmaker offers a compelling insight into a devastating reality of breast cancer, as seen through the eyes of several female patients helping demystify the disease while painting poignant and often humorous intimate portraits of survival. The film depicts the process of learning and accepting the terrifying verdict, and details the complexities of every stage of this disease. All interviewed patients have different experiences living with mutilated bodies while still maintaining strength. This film is not only invaluable as a testament to human resilience but it also proves that it's possible to blossom in the face of adversity. But as the fight continues, the wisdom and beauty within us can help us conquer the beast until we find the cure.
Liliana Komorowska is an accomplished Polish-Canadian actress turned director and producer with the Master’s degree in Fine Arts (1979) from the National Theatre Academy in Warsaw. She has performed the classics on stage and has been showcased in many award-winning films and TV-series in Poland, England, the United States and Canada. In New York she played main roles in soap operas and in some Hollywood blockbusters beside stars such as Peter Weller, Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Sir Ben Kingsley and Wesley Snipes. She has been leading a successful artistic career in Canada for the past 15 years. She is respected for the tireless work of her Foundation Liliana Komorowska for the Arts in promoting her Polish cultural heritage in America. In 2005 she directed, produced and played a lead role in a play Le Banquet chez la Comtesse Fritouille by W. Gombrowicz for Théâtre Prospero in Montreal.
In 2007 she produced with her company QueenArt Films, first documentary Paradis perdu, Paradis retrouvé, broadcasted by TV Polonia. In 2012, she directed her first documentary feature film, Beauty and the Breast, presented at numerous film festivals worldwide and the recipient of many awards.