Reparer les Vivants (Heal the Living)

Curzon Film World

Distribution: Selective scheme

England

2017

Total project grant (euros)

45,700

Programme

Creative Europe

Sub-programme

MEDIA

Funding scheme

Distribution: Selective scheme

Call number

19/2016

Call publication date

21 Sep 2016

Application deadline

1 Dec 2016

Result publication date

6 Apr 2017

UK release date

12 May 2017

Reparer les Vivants (Heal the Living) is a 2016 French-Belgian ensemble drama directed by the celebrated French director Katell Quillévér, scored by the Oscar-winning composer Alexandre Desplat and based on the Wellcome Prize-winning novel by Maylis de Kerangal.

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. Featuring 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.

The film was presented in the Horizons section at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival

Similar projects

view

Bacalaureat (Graduation)

Curzon Film World

MEDIA

England

2016

view

Ma Ma

Metrodome

MEDIA

England

2016

Turist (Force Majeure)
view

Turist (Force Majeure)

Curzon Film World

MEDIA

England

2014