FULLY BOOKED Exclusive Preview Screening: Rupture – A Matter of Life or Death

Screening May 4, 2012 7:00 PM

Rupture is a documentary that tackles the personal tragedies and triumphs of people that have suffered brain hemorrhages and strokes. Academy Award winning director Hugh Hudson (Chariots of Fire) bears witness to actress Maryam d’Abo in her journey to understanding how her subarachnoid haemorrhage affected her life and how similar brain vascular diseases have affected the lives of friends and other creative figures in the UK and the US.

The film’s main object is to bring awareness of an unpredictable condition that is on the rise, an illness that is not seen therefore often misunderstood. Through the knowledge of neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuro-psychologists we learn about the various kinds of brain illnesses and how the brain works.

Through the first-hand stories of victims, young and old, we learn more about how the human mind works and what it means to survive from a brain trauma. The Silverlining Brain Injured Charity, featuring in the film, share their survival stories. 

Featuring music producer Quincy Jones, jazz guitarist Pat Martino, novelist James Fox, literary editor of the London Observer Robert Mccrum. Music for film soundtrack written by Vangelis and and with music by Mark Knopfler.

Director: Hugh Hudson

Year: 2012

Length: 72′