A Normal Life


How do you live a normal life when you never know if there will be a tomorrow?


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A Normal Life

A Normal Life

Single mother of three Stine, keeps herself and her family going even though everything around her is chaos with a seriously ill child. She tries to ignore the brutal realities because she wants to live a normal life with her three girls. Her greatest fear is that if she starts crying everything around her will collapse.

Stine keeps herself afloat by not talking about the one issue that is at stake here: the prospect of the death of her 11-year-old daughter, Cecilie. Stine is a determined fighter for the survival of her daughter, just as she fights hard to maintain the illusion of a normal family life with Cecilie and her twin Katrine and their five year old little sister Frederikke. Despite Cecilie’s cancer Stine will not accept that attention and love cannot be divided equally among her children.

Whereas Katrine is a pre-teenager, getting her period, wanting to dye her hair and hang out with friends, Cecilie has been fighting the cancer since she was just two years old. She has lost her hair and lives most of her life in the hospital or in her bed. Having a few friends stopping by, but mostly just waiting for her sister to come home and be with her.

Director Mikala Krogh
Producer Sigrid Dyekjær
Produced by Danish Documentary for DR in ass. with UR
Duration 60 min.
Year of Production 2012
Original Title A Normal Life