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Amazon Prime film release focuses on ovarian cancer, featuring Cara Delevingne

25 November 2020

Life in a Year

In a first for Amazon Prime, Life in a Year is a film that focuses on the life of a young girl with ovarian cancer. The release of Life in a Year is particularly important because it is so rare that ovarian cancer is mentioned in the mainstream media, and even less so featuring younger women. This film is a step in the right direction, especially as it features such high profile actors, including Cara Delevingne and Jayden Smith, who will appeal to a younger audience.

In the film, Cara plays a character who is diagnosed with ovarian cancer at just 17 years old. Her boyfriend Daryn (played by Jayden Smith) decides to give her a whole life in the year she has left. It’s a moving yet uplifting story that focuses on all the experiences and milestones that make up a life. And most importantly, it dispels the dangerous myth that ovarian cancer only affects older women.

Not enough people have heard about ovarian cancer until they have been personally affected by it, and we’re striving to change that. At Ovarian Cancer Action we’re always looking for opportunities to raise the disease’s profile so we’re delighted to be working with Overbrook Productions to promote the film. 

We hope that lots of people will watch this film and choose to educate themselves about ovarian cancer and the vital symptoms information that could save a life, no matter their age.

Life in a Year is available to stream on Amazon Prime from 27th November 2020.

Watch the trailer here.

For information, advice and support resources for younger women affected by ovarian cancer, click here.