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 Katell Quillévéré, Heal the Living, 2016

Heal the Living

28 Apr 20174 May 2017

From the celebrated French director Katell Quillévéré comes Heal the Living, a powerful but delicately crafted ensemble drama on the fragility and fluidity of life. Simon is living the life of a typical teenage boysurfing, cycling and chatting up girlsuntil a tragic accident leaves him stretched out on a hospital bed, technically alive, but brain dead. While the news means agony for his family, it brings bittersweet hope for Claire, a woman on the waiting list for a desperately needed heart transplant. With time running out, Simon’s parents are forced to make a painful decision with consequences that will ripple out and touch the lives of people they will never meet.

Based on Maylis de Kerangal’s acclaimed novel and featuring a cast of top French actors, Heal the Living is a moving meditation on loss, hope and the infinite ties that connect us. Executed with poise, precision and understated originality, it cements Quillévéré’s place among France’s most exciting young filmmaking talent.

Heal the Living trailer - in cinemas & Curzon Home Cinema from 28 April

Heal The Living, dir. Katell Quillévéré, France/Belgium 2016, 104 mins, French with English subtitles

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