Director: Katell Quillévéré
Stars: Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval
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What should you do when a loved one suffers a critical injury? After a terrible accident, this dilemma is thrust upon the parents of 17-year-old Simon.
Following the process of organ donation not just through their eyes, but also those of the recipient’s family and the teams of medical staff involved, Heal The Living is an enthralling and deeply humane look at how life can end yet begin anew.
Quillévéré and her fine ensemble cast imbue this medical drama with immense sensitivity and compassion.
Here is a link to a Review from The Telegraph which also includes a link to the Trailer ,
David Lean Cinema, Croydon on Tuesday 20th June 2017
Show starts at 7.30PM, Ticket prices: £8.00 & £6.50 (concessions)
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For a visit to the David Lean next Tuesday, perhaps we can recommend the excellent French film Heal the Living. It centres on the question of what to do when a loved one suffers a major injury after an accident – a dilemma faced by the parents of 17-year-old Simon. This finely-directed film centres on the delicate and sensitive issue of organ donation and the effect on both the recipient’s family and the medical teams involved. According to the celebrated French director of the film, Katell Quillévéré, “a heart stops beating in one body to promote the life of another…”
Few seats are left for the afternoon showing of Their Finest on Thursday 22 June, and the 19:30 one has almost sold out. There’s an extra screening scheduled for Wednesday 5 July at 19:30, so book now if you’d like to catch up with this “funny, winning, and beautifully acted ode to working women and the cinema” (Empire Magazine). It’ll also be featured as a Babes in Arms showing on Tuesday 11 July at the usual time of 11:00. Read More…….
Last week was mixed in terms of attendances, but very positive in terms of audience satisfaction. The modest audience for Harmonium indicated that excellent reviews and awards don’t guarantee large numbers, but patrons were still discussing this highly-original film when security staff needed to lock the doors! One described it as his film of the year so far, along with Moonlight.
The Sense of an Ending also proved enjoyable, with patrons describing it as “excellent’. With outstanding performances from Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter and Charlotte Rampling, it was a showcase for fine acting.
The week ahead begins with Tuesday’s Babes in Arms screening of Beauty and the Beast, which remarkably has outsold our earlier showings, although tickets should be available on the day. But please book without delay if you hope to see Lady Macbeth on Tuesday evening or Letters from Baghdad on Thursday, as both of these highly-acclaimed films are close to selling out. Read More……