Director: Katell Quillévéré
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval
France, Belgium 2017 | Colour | 104mins | Drama
Avaliable on: DVD
From the celebrated French director Katell Quillévéré (Love Like Poison, Suzanne) 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 boy – surfing, cycling and chatting up girls – until 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 including Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner and Anne Dorval, 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.