Face the Sun
Face the Sun is the first feature film to look closely at breast cancer and its impact on families. This tender, heart-warming and inspirational film offers messages of courage, hope and forgiveness, while encouraging us to live life to the fullest. Perhaps most importantly, this story highlights the struggles of those that have been waiting too long to tell their story.
When photographer, and mother of two, Kathy Anderson first becomes aware of what seems to be an early symptom of the illness, her family physician of many years reassures her that, “It’s nothing more than a water cyst. You’re much too young for it to be anything more serious.” Not wanting to worry those closest to her, she hides the symptoms from both family and friends.
Kathy’s husband Michael Anderson is a successful lawyer who’s asked to handle an important, and complicated malpractice defense case for the firm. But when Kathy begins treatment for the cancer, he discovers he needs help managing both the household and his difficult client, and he must turn to the person he likes the least — Kathy’s best friend Claire.
A new age free spirit, Claire moves in with them, bringing all of her personal baggage with her and in the process complicating what is already a difficult situation for everyone. Along the way she is forced to come to terms with what her life has become.
Face the Sun is an independent feature film by Sunflower Pictures, a Canadian independent production company that was formed specifically to bring “Face the Sun” to production. Substantial partial proceeds from this film will be contributed to a variety of leading cancer organizations.
You can learn more at the Face the Sun website where you will also find a blog, designed to update fans on the progress of the film, and to provide a place for cancer survivors and their families to connect with each other, and to share their experiences.