Winning the Battle

Winning the Battle

Winning the Battle

Running Time: 94 mins

Winning the Battle is the story of three women from Puerto Rico who are brought up in different environments; but who will find strength through their friendships with each other to overcome immense obstacles.

Noemi has always been poor but together with her husband has managed well in bringing up their two children. Laura, a middle class woman, married to a man that could not deal with his wife's new reality and was never there for her or their grown-up daughter. Erika, a wealthy high class woman who has had everything all her life and is always too busy to notice the lack of attention she gives her husband and son. One certain day these women meet in a doctor's office where each is diagnosed with a terrible sickness. The world has stopped unexpectedly for them. It is the moment to reevaluate, to engage in a battle for life, and amongst it all search for the answer to: 'Why me?'

In an effort to support each other when they all need it, Erika invites her two new friends to spend a wonderful weekend in one of the most beautiful resorts in Puerto Rico. There, the three laugh, cry, play, dance, exercise and most of all celebrate life. Sonia Valentín (Bitter Sweat – Cinequest, 2003) gracefully directs this inspiring tale of love and friendship.

GLOBAL LANDSCAPES