Heal the Living Review

Heal Living

It seems only right that a film about surgery of the heart should be so capable of breaking and mending that of its audience, which is exactly what Katell Quillevere’s utterly fantastic Heal the Living does repeatedly in its deftly weaved ensemble story of families, life, and death. With a story spiralling outwards following a tragic car crash that leaves 17 year old Simon (Gabin Verdet) brain dead, but with viable organs for transplant, his mum Marianne (Emmanuelle Seigner) has to make the impossible decision to turn off his life support so that another mother, Claire (Anne Dorval) can live on with Simon’s heart.  Continue reading