HEAL THE LIVING
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HEAL THE LIVING

Directed by Katell Quillévéré

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Director: Katell Quillévéré
Section: International Independents
Country: France
Year: 2016
PT: RÉPARER LES VIVANTS
OT: RÉPARER LES VIVANTS
Language: French
Version: Original version with German subtitles
Cast: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Alice Taglioni
18+

Logline

HEAL THE LIVING

Surfing usually stands for life and freedom. Sometimes the opposite: In the light of dawn, three young surfers head for the ocean. Surf's up! Stormy swells promise powerful breakers. A few hourse later, one of them, Simon, is just an empty shell being kept alive by machines. At the same time, a woman waits for the organ donor that will save her life. In moving, sensitive images, crosscutting adrenaline-laden sports photography with the lifeless body in the ICU, director Katell Quillévéré examines the difficult question of how the living should deal with the dead. Based on the novel by Maylis de Kerangal.

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Meet the director

HEAL THE LIVING

Katell Quillévéré

Katell Quillévéré was born on the Ivory Coast before she and her parents moved back to France. After her bachelor's degree, she studied Philosophy and shot short film A BRAS LE CORPS (2005) , which won the Prix Gras Savoye at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes. She shot two more shorts before her feature film debut with UN POISON VIOLENT (2010) and SUZANNE (2013), which opened the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes. Adèle Haenel also won the César as best supporting actress.

Credits

Screenplay: Katell Quillévéré, Gilles Taurand
Original Material: Maylis De Kerangal
Director of Photography: Tom Harari
Film Editor: Thomas Marchand
Composer: Alexandre Desplat
Production Designer: Auguste Diaz, Marcello Esposito, Thomas Stuck
Costume Design: Isabelle Pannetier
Sound: Florent Klockenbring, Benjamin Rosier, Emmanuel Croset
Producer: Philippe Martin, Justin Taurand, David Thion
Production Company: Les Films du Bélier
Co-Producer: Jean-Yves Roubin, Cassandre Warnauts
Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany