This Life

This Life is an honest, warm-hearted series about a contemporary Montreal family whose life is overturned from one day to the next. The story focuses on Natalie Lawson: she’s a successful journalist in her early forties, and a single mother of three. Stricken with incurable cancer, she must help her family prepare for the future while still trying to live fully in the present. Natalie can count on the support of her two brothers, her sister and her parents, who make up an imperfect but united family. With smiles and with tears, This Life explores the joys and the anguish of existence. A deeply human story.

Technical datasheet

20 X 60 minutes HD
Original version in English
Based on the series Nouvelle adresse created by Richard Blaimert
Series adapted for English language television by Joseph Kay
Production years
Written/adapted by
Joseph Kay, Rachel Langer, Maxim Morin, Alison Lea Bingeman, Celeste Parr
Series development
Developed for English language television by Michael MacLennan
Directed by
Louis Choquette, Louise Archambault, Paul Fox, Lyne Charlebois, Ruba Nada
Awards & distinctions
Torri Higginson was nominated for an ACTRA Award in the category of Outstanding Performance – Female; and Stephanie Janusauskas was nominated for a Young Artist Award in the Best Performance in a TV series category. Lauren Lee Smith won a Leo Award for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series.