My Life Without Me


1h 42m 2003

Brief Synopsis

Ann is 23-years-old with two young daughters, a husband who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother with a history of broken dreams, and a father who has spent the last ten years in jail. While other women her age are out partying, she spends her nights working as a janitor in a universit

Film Details

Also Known As
Ma vie sans moi, Mi Vida Sin Mi
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

Synopsis

Ann is 23-years-old with two young daughters, a husband who spends more time unemployed than working, a mother with a history of broken dreams, and a father who has spent the last ten years in jail. While other women her age are out partying, she spends her nights working as a janitor in a university that she could never afford to attend in the daytime. She lives with her family in a tiny trailer in her mother's backyard. Somehow she keeps her head above water: surviving but not "living." However, this gray existence changes completely when, after a medical check-up, a doctor tells Ann that she has very little time left on this earth. Learning that she has hardly two months to live, Ann decides to keep her condition a secret, and refuses to tell anybody--not even her husband--about her time remaining. She does not want people around her with long faces, and obsessed with her approaching death. Ann starts to make a list of things to do before dying, which she completes little by little. The list ranges from the mundane to the sublime--from changing her hairstyle and getting fake nails to making love to another man. Unexpectedly, Ann discovers an appetite for life that drives her to live her last days with a sensual and furious intensity she had not known before. During this short time, she prepares her daughters for a life without her; she meets a solitary wounded man, whom she seduces; and most importantly, Ann faces what remains of her life with a certain steadfast courage she never knew she possessed.

Film Details

Also Known As
Ma vie sans moi, Mi Vida Sin Mi
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics
Location
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m

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Miscellaneous Notes

Voted one of the ten best Canadian films of 2003 by the Toronto Intl. Film Festival Group.

Released in United States Fall September 26, 2003

Released in United States February 2003

Released in United States on Video February 24, 2004

Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 6-16, 2003.

Released in United States February 2003 (Shown at Berlin Film Festival February 6-16, 2003.)

Released in United States on Video February 24, 2004

Released in United States Fall September 26, 2003