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9 items from 2017


Trailer Watch: Katell Quillévéré’s “Heal the Living” Explores Each Side of a Heart Transplant

13 April 2017 8:01 AM, PDT | Women and Hollywood | See recent Women and Hollywood news »

“Heal the Living”

“I can’t walk much. I can’t go upstairs,” a woman waiting for a heart transplant explains in the trailer for “Heal the Living.” “I’m not sure I want a dead person’s heart,” she adds.

From director Katell Quillévéré, “Heal the Living” follows two different families whose lives are forever changed by a heart transplant. Marianne and Vincent (Emmanuelle Seigner and Kool Shen) find out their son, Simon (Gabin Verdet), has been in a car accident and is now brain dead. Meanwhile, Claire (Anne Dorval), a 50-year-old woman with a family of her own, is unable to accept that someone will have to die in order for her to continue living.

“This situation makes organ donation possible,” a doctor (Bouli Lanners) gently tells Simon’s heartbroken parents. That’s true from a medical perspective, but it’s an impossible situation for Marianne, Vincent, and Claire.

In an interview with Women and Hollywood (which you can read in full below), Quillévéré emphasized how she wants her film to change the way audiences think of their hearts. “I hope they’ll listen to their heartbeat in a new way,” she said. “I hope that the film will have suggested some new ways of considering this organ that is the heart, at once a fascinating muscle and the keeper of our emotions, our soul. I hope they will consider becoming donors if they aren’t already, and that they will discuss it with people they know.”

Quillévéré co-wrote “Heal the Living” with Gilles Taurand. Based on Maylis de Kerangal’s novel “The Heart,” the film screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall.

Love Like Poison,” “Suzanne,” and “À bras les corps” are among Quillévéré’s previous credits.

“Heal the Living” opens Friday in NY. Check out the trailer and our interview with Katell Quillévéré below.

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W&H: Describe the film for us in your own words.

Kq: The film is the story of a heart’s voyage from the body of a teenager who loses his life in an accident to a 50-year-old woman awaiting the transplant that will prolong her life. It’s a scientific, emotional, and spiritual adventure around the question of organ donation.

W&H: What drew you to this story?

Kq: I was really moved by Maylis de Kerangal’s novel, which the movie is based on. Above all, the emotions I’d felt reading the book guided me. I felt close to this story, for my own personal reasons no doubt, and also for its strong cinematic possibilities.

My previous film, “Suzanne,” was also haunted by loss — the death of a mother — and at the same time focused on the living, those who remain, propelled by their urge to live. I’m always interested in stories of resilience.

W&H: What do you want people to think about when they are leaving the theater?

Kq: I hope they’ll listen to their heartbeat in a new way. I hope that the film will have suggested some new ways of considering this organ that is the heart, at once a fascinating muscle and the keeper of our emotions, our soul.

I hope they will consider becoming donors if they aren’t already, and that they will discuss it with people they know.

W&H: What was the biggest challenge in making the film?

Kq: The surfing sequence was extremely difficult to pull off and required a lot of hard work. For example, we had to build special boxes for our cameras, the conditions for the cameraman and the surfers were very difficult and risky, and editing it was a bitch! But it was a great challenge to take on.

The surgery scenes were also very complex, because all of the special effects were on-set. It required months of working hand in hand with real surgeons, who also trained the actors. It was very important to me that the scenes extracting the heart and transplanting it be as realistic as possible.

W&H: How did you get your film funded? Share some insights into how you got the film made.

Kq: The film was financed in the standard way, through government grants and private investors in France and Belgium.

W&H: What does it mean for you to have your film play at Tiff?

Kq: I’m thrilled. Especially to be part of the prestigious Platform competition. And this is my first time in Toronto!

W&H: What advice do you have for other female directors?

Kq: If you want to make films, first of all you have to give yourself permission — tell yourself you’re capable. Then work relentlessly.

W&H: Name your favorite woman-directed film and why.

Kq: I admire Jane Campion’s films because of her great way with storytelling, direction, and emotion.

W&H: Have you seen opportunities for women filmmakers increase over the last year due to the increased attention paid to the issue? If someone asked you what you thought needed to be done to get women more opportunities to direct, what would be your answer?

Kq: For my generation in France today, I don’t think women directors have it any harder than the men do when it comes to getting theirs films made. This is thanks to previous generations’ struggles and the progress of society. Anything a male director can do, a female director can do. That idea needs to take hold everywhere.

Trailer Watch: Katell Quillévéré’s “Heal the Living” Explores Each Side of a Heart Transplant was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »

- Rachel Montpelier

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Official Us Trailer for Drama 'Heal the Living' Featuring Tahar Rahim

11 April 2017 4:35 PM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"We can try to figure out what Simon would have wanted." Cohen Media Group has debuted an official Us trailer for the French indie drama Heal the Living, based on the book of the same name (Réparer les vivants) by Maylis De Kerangal. The film stars Tahar Rahim (from A Prophet and The Past) as Thomas Rémige, a doctor who is tasked with caring for a young teenage surfer boy who is in a coma after a car crash. The story follows the lives of three different people, and how they connect after a horrific accident. The cast includes Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri, and Alice Taglioni. The film already played at film festivals last fall, and opens this month. This has some stunning cinematography, and it looks like a tender, emotional film about grief. This trailer totally got my attention. Here's the official Us »

- Alex Billington

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Tahar Rahim Attempts to ‘Heal the Living’ in U.S. Trailer for French Drama

11 April 2017 10:58 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

After a festival run that included Venice, Toronto, London and more, the U.S. trailer has arrived for Heal the Living, Katell Quillévéré‘s latest drama, which follows the lives of three people, and how they connect through a horrific accident, which leads to a coma. Set for a theatrical release this week, Heal the Living looks to be a tender and emotionally complex look at coping with grief and moving forward in life.

Set with a lush color palette and some striking lens work from Tom Harari and music from Alexandre Desplat, see the trailer below, along with a poster and synopsis for the film starring Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners and Kool Shen.

An interweaving of three stories connected to each other via an accident.

Heal the Living opens on April 14.

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- Mike Mazzanti

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‘Raw’ Review

7 April 2017 12:03 PM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux, Thomas Mustin, Marouan Iddoub, Jean-Louis Sbille | Written and Directed by Julia Ducournau

I’ve read the hype, I’ve heard of the faintings and walkouts. And I have no idea what film those “newsworthy” stories were based around. It’s certainly not the film that I saw… In fact I found the film to be somewhat timid compared to the online furore surrounding Julia Ducournau’s film. As a strange, ethereal coming-of-age tale, Raw is very, Very, effective. But as some kind of Martyrs-esque French fear-flick shocker? Less so. Much less so. Don’t buy into the hype and instead enjoy an pathos-filled tale of growing up. All wrapped up in the story of cannibal sisters attending veterinary school! Hey, I never said Raw wasn’t a strange film…

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- Phil Wheat

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Movie Review – Raw (2016)

6 April 2017 3:15 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Raw, 2016.

Written and Directed by Julia Ducournau.

Starring Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux, and Jean-Louis Sbille.

Synopsis:

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

A coming-of-age cannibal movie could – as you’d expect – never be a sweet, gentle tale of teenage years. The synopsis alone is enough to draw away your regular cinema-going audience, but those who are smart and semi-curious should flock to see this film. It won’t take long for word-of-mouth to spread around about the film and hopefully draw in the crowds. For a feature directorial debut, Julia Ducournau has immediately cemented herself as one of the 21st century’s most promising talents. Her efforts and tact with the material warrants the aforementioned word-of-mouth and those who may flock.

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- Amie Cranswick

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Heal The Living Review: We are all connected.

30 March 2017 7:24 AM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Heal The Living (Réparer les vivantes) Director:  Katell Quillévéré Written by: Katell Quillévéré, Gilles Taurand from the novel “The Heart” by Maylis de Kerangal Cast: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri, Alive Taglioni Opens: April 14, 2017 “We’re all connected” sounds like a tagline for a phone company and  […]

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- Harvey Karten

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Movie Review – Raw (2017)

16 March 2017 3:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Raw, 2017.

Written and Directed by Julia Ducournau.

Starring Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux, and Jean-Louis Sbille.

Synopsis:

When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

You’ve probably seen a coming-of-age story before, now try watching a coming-of-cannibalism arc. However, to be honest, it is frustrating and unfortunate that French-Belgium production Raw has garnered massive notoriety due to a select few film festival moviegoers fainting from the all-out horrific body horror; it’s misrepresentative to the film’s true nature. It’s not some tacky gross-out experience devoid of any substance, but rather a stylistic terror tale of finding one’s own identity, blended with scenes of fingers being eaten like Buffalo Wild Wings. Dinner is served and Raw is one tasty cinematic cuisine… (I apologize »

- Robert Kojder

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Raw Movie Review: The Action Is Literally Blood-Curdling

8 March 2017 7:56 PM, PST | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Raw (Grave) Focus World Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: B+ Director: Julia Ducournau Written by: Julia Ducournau Cast: Garance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Joana Preiss, Laurent Lucas, Bouli Lanners Screened at: Review 1, NYC, 2/1/17 Opens: March 10, 2017 You are sitting in a restaurant with a woman who has been a lifelong […]

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- Harvey Karten

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Watch: New Red Band Trailer for Acclaimed Cannibal Indie Film 'Raw'

12 January 2017 3:38 PM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"A deliciously fevered stew of nightmare fuel." Focus World has debuted a juicy red band trailer for a highly acclaimed indie drama titled Raw, which played to rave reviews at the Toronto Film Festival and Fantastic Fest last fall. The film is about a young veterinarian student named Justine, played by Garance Marillier, who is a vegetarian. Everything changes when she's forced to eat raw meat as part of a hazing ritual at the vet school, and things get bloodier from there on out. The cast includes Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Oufella, Laurent Lucas, Joana Preiss, Bouli Lanners, Marion Vernoux. This acclaimed film is also playing at Sundance coming up this month. This looks disgusting, but the rave reviews have me interested anyway. Here's the official red band trailer (+ poster) for Julia Ducournau's Raw, direct from YouTube: Everyone in Justine’s family is a vet. And a vegetarian. At »

- Alex Billington

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