Beauty and the Breast is a feature documentary that unveils intimate portraits of 9 women in different stages of cancer. As it bears witness to their suffering, their battle, and their urge to tell the truth and share their experience, it reveals their determination to understand and cure this disease. “Life is worth far more than a breast,” one says with a smile.
The protagonists go through the steps needed to combat the disease: diagnosis, mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation treatment and breast reconstruction, meeting with oncologists, plastic surgeons and other doctors and health experts.
The film conveys their stories and evokes an emotional journey destined to unmask one of the most prevalent women's cancers in the modern Western world.