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Premiere of a film about fibromyalgia , London 14th April at 6 pm - bookings now open!

UK’s Premiere of ‘’Sonata for Cello’’, film about fibromyalgia, at the London Independent Film Festival Opening Night Gala, Thursday 14th April at 6 pm

Sonata for Cello is a must for everyone who needs to understand fibromyalgia. It is a touching and professionally made film by people who have experience of fibromyalgia.

It is a fictional story of a world-renowned cellist, who in her midlife developed fibromyalgia. The condition made impossible for her to continue to play; it is a story of a daily struggle between the physical and emotional pain of not being able to do what she wants to do and a strong will to continue to play regardless of the pain. Playing the cello is for the cellist everything; a mission, a vocation, a passion, a sole purpose of her life. It is her life.

In the film we watch how fibromyalgia takes away everything she loves and cares about. We watch how it takes away her life and we admire her heroic struggle to take her life back and to win with the condition.

This film has captured in a very artistic and moving way the invisible struggle everyone living with fibromyalgia takes up every day. It is also a captivating story about love, passion and sacrifice.

Those living with fibromyalgia will identify with the main character and her struggles. Others, after watching this film, will have a better understanding by the end of the film of the impact fibromyalgia can have on people’s lives.

This is a great opportunity to raise awareness without making people sit through a documentary.  FMA UK would encourage as many people as possible to go and see this film.

The film’s director, Anna’s Bofarull mother has fibromyalgia and the film’s producer, Marian Matachana also has fibromyalgia.  It took them 5 years to raise funds and to develop the film, which is being screened in other countries and won a number of prestigious awards at film festivals in other countries.

Ella Vine, Executive Officer at FMA UK said: ‘’It is a breathtaking, inspirational, touching and eye-opening film. The struggles of living with fibromyalgia and the real person that is behind the label ‘’fibromyalgia’’, with real feelings, real passions and real dreams couldn’t be portrayed in more beautiful and moving way. I encourage everyone to see the film’’.

Tickets: only £5, book now to avoid disappointment!

Thursday 14th April 2016, 6 pm, Genesis Cinema, 93-95 Mile End Road, East London

Short Films: DAISY (UK Premiere) & POSTPARTUM (World Premiere)

Main Feature: SONATA FOR CELLO (UK Premiere) + Q&A with Marian Matachana, the film’s producer

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