Heal The Living

Katell Quillévéré (2016)

Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval Rated 12 Run time 103 mins

French Weekend

Adapted from Maylis de Kerangal’s 2014 novel, Heal the Living is director Katell Quillévéré’s third feature, and shows her humane vision of the interconnectedness of humans and the fragile miracle of life. This brilliant French film weaves around the lives of the many people involved in a heart transplant. The characters are portrayed with great empathy and as the plot winds between them you are not aware of their true connection until the very end of the film. Don’t miss this wonderful film.

92% – Rotten Tomatoes
6.9/10 – IMDB

“Visually extraordinary when it needs to be, and with a laser-sharp focus on its characters’ quirks, ethical dilemmas and emotional complications, this French film tells the story of a heart transplant.”

“It suppresses the cinematic staples of romance and melodrama and does away with dramatic coincidence and contrivance to mine emotion from cold, ritualised reality.”

Review: Staggering organ transplant drama hits you right in the heart – The Telegraph

Review: Heal The Living – Roger Ebert.com