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65_RedRoses (2009)

Eva Markvoort , Phillip Lyall , Nimisha Mukerji  |  NR |  DVD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Eva Markvoort
  • Directors: Phillip Lyall, Nimisha Mukerji
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 19, 2012
  • Run Time: 71 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007CLZX3Y
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #162,990 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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About the Director

Philip Lyall is a recent graduate of the University of British Columbia's Film Production Program where he was mentored by Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker John Zaritsky. He is an award winning director and cinematographer whose short films have screened in numerous international festivals. Tiny Dancer (writer/director) was one of twelve films selected across Canada to screen at the Toronto Student Show Case. The following year his graduating film Scattering Eden (cinematographer) won best cinematography at the Toronto Student Showcase and the 2007 Leo Award for best Student Production.
Philip co-founded Dualogue Productions Inc. 65_RedRoses is Philip's first documentary film, which he co-directed, produced and edited.

Nimisha Mukerji is an award-winning producer/director from Vancouver, British Columbia whose passion is documentary film. While completing her Undergraduate Degree in Film Production Program at UBC she wrote and directed the short black comedy Scattering Eden, which was selected for the Toronto Film Festival's Student Showcase and went on to win the 2007 Leo Award for Best Student Production. Immediately after graduation the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television selected Nimisha for their National Apprenticeship Training Program.
Nimisha was the co-director, producer and editor on 65_RedRoses, which is her first feature length documentary film. For her work she received a Gemini Nomination for Directing, and was awarded the Artistic Merit Award from Women in Film Vancouver as well as the Don Haig Award for Emerging Filmmakers. Currently Nimisha is in production on two new documentaries - The Coconuts (winner of the 2010 Super Channel Feature Documentary Award) and Blood Relative, which is being shot in Mumbai for the Knowledge Network.

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Redefining the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age, 65_RedRoses leaves viewers with a new appreciation of life and the digital world. This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and her two online friends who are all battling cystic fibrosis (CF) - a fatal genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system.

Unable to meet in person because of the spread of infections and super bugs, the girls have become each other's lifelines through the Internet, providing unconditional love, support and understanding long after visiting hours are over. Now at a critical turning point in their lives, the film travels the distance the friends cannot go themselves, capturing the compelling and often heartbreaking realities they face, just trying to take each breath.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Documentary on CF May 11, 2012
65 Redroses is a must see! It follows the life of a young woman, Eva, in her 20's, living with Cystic Fibrosis. Faced with the challenges of this complex incurable disease, Eva lives life to the fullest. Her mantra: "Love, love, love." Never have a seen such a honest, and touching film. This film touched so many people's lives, giving them hope. Eva's website,, has a huge following. Her supporters encouraged her, and her cause; organ donation. A film you'll soon not forget. Definately worth checking out!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Movie! February 18, 2013
By Tasha
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I rented this after reading about Eva and her story, I also have Cystic Fibrosis( the same genetic disease the girl in the movie suffers from) it really hit home and made me realize how important it is to stay on top of this illness. I normally do not like documentarys but this one is an amazing rent! it will make you laugh,cry,and see just how precious life is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and empowering! November 11, 2012
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If I could put 20 stars, I would. I am a Pediatric Nurse and I have been working with a lot of Cystic Fibrosis patients. I had heard about this documentary for a while and was unable to get it until today... Let me assure you that I was not disappointed. It gave me another point of view of this horrible disease and I believe made me stronger as a nurse. Eva's story is incredibly inspiring and empowering. If you ever feel down on yourself, watch it because you will never complain again! This documentary is very well executed and shows us how courageous you have to be to battle such a condition. Thank you Eva!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touched My Heart June 7, 2012
I recently saw this documentary on TV and all I can say is that I was so touched by it that I cried. If you haven't seen it, definitely watch it. It is something you will never forget.
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5.0 out of 5 stars See this movie... June 15, 2014
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65_RedRoses is a true story of a brave, spirited, and compassionate young woman who wanted what most of us take for granted – good health in order to be able to pursue her dreams. Eva Markvoort was such an inspiring young woman. Eva’s life story and message about perseverance and the power of love will continue on to viewers of this film. You can't help but be moved by Eva’s parents, sister, brother, and friends. They went through so much, yet, demonstrated such positive resilience amidst heartbreaking setbacks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Change of (Your) Heart May 22, 2014
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Eva's story is one of struggle, strength, courage, bravery and love.The emotional connection you feel between you and her during the film is unlike anything I've ever experienced watching the many documentaries I have on Netflix, which is why i had to have it. While at its core is about revealing and raising awareness of the horrible genetic disease known as Cystic Fibrosis you'll find on the way there, there is so much to life that you take for granted. This film reminds you what it is to love, to live, to breath, to be, to smile, to enjoy, to pursue your dreams and honestly changed the way i perceived life and treat others around me.The empowering woman known as Eva gives life back to yours in this documentary and may i just say it is a must watch and well worth a buy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MOVING, HEARTBREAKING, INSPIRATIONAL May 16, 2014
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This is a very well-done documentary which took me on a roller coaster ride of emotions. Honestly, I am amazed and inspired by Eva's love of life and determination to live it to the fullest with love and appreciation. Puts my own problems into realistic perspective. My heart also broke for her parents and siblings. Honestly, I can't imagine living through an entire lifetime of this type of physical and emotional pain. The doctor was simply amazing and it was powerful to see him down on his knees in prayer before the operation.

I'm writing this blog right after seeing the film and I'm at a loss for words. Overwhelmed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good story isn't always a happy story February 2, 2014
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This is certainly sad on the surface. People with CF pretty much live with the knowledge that they will die before middle age. This film is about one woman with CF who is in her early 20s.. and what her life is like for a couple years. Watching this definitely makes organ donation seem less abstract than just a check box on your driver's license. I'd say this is probably good for teenagers to watch, because I bet they will be able to relate to the young women in the film.... and think a little bit about how lucky some people are... and how unlucky others are.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars This really hits home.
My daughter has cystic fibrosis. Watching this have me more knowledge of what to expect. It's a horrible disease and I sympathize with everyone that has to deal with this in one... Read more
Published 20 days ago by true blood fan
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
This is a very well done documentary and it makes you fall in love with these women. I cry every time I have watched this because it is so moving. Read more
Published 13 months ago by Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Up Close and Personal
I showed this film during the respiratory chapter in my class. I'm a nursing instructor and I am always looking for the in your face, real life look at diseases. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Tonya
5.0 out of 5 stars Cystic Firbrosis
This was a moving ! Doc.....a mother of two must watch The computer is telling me thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat I have to comment and guess what you are not the only!
Published 15 months ago by christian
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and beautiful.
I saw this documentary on OWN network and had it saved on my DVR for the longest time before I ordered it. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Lisa P.
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
such an uplifting and sad story all at once. It reminds us how short life is and the importance of being an organ donor.
Published 21 months ago by Kelly M. Reid
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful, Instructional, Moving
Eva Markvoort's strength of character reminds me of what great athletes possess - courage, perseverance, dedication, caring, openness. Read more
Published on August 25, 2012 by G. Teslovich
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