Giovanni (J) and Barbara (Barbie) are two eighteen-year-olds who meet by chance in the hospital. He is there for his treatment and she is the daughter of the head of the oncology department. They notice one another, then they meet, they argue, and very spontaneously fall in love. But things between them are not that simple. Giovanni has been fighting cancer for years and doesn’t have many expectations about the future; to be honest, he doesn’t even have any plans beyond surviving until the next CT scan.
Barbara, always trying to please everybody, spends her days planning every detail of her life: she is eighteen years old and her future is already set in stone. Her father, however, doesn’t approve of her relationship with J. It is a heartwarming story, special, challenging and problematic, a clash between ways of conceiving the future, life, and love. The two lovebirds will have to question themselves and their convictions in order to live without fear and fully experience the extraordinary adventure that is their relationship.
MATTEO LOSA is a 35 years old journalist, writer and photographer who have been personally engaged in a battle against disease for over ten years. He is the author of the small book Piccole fiabe per grandi guerrieri (2017), a collection of fairy tales for helping children to defeat cancer.