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Heal the Living review – pulsating transplant drama - The Guardian 30 Apr 2017, 7:00 am


The Guardian

Heal the Living review – pulsating transplant drama
The Guardian
“Careful. No powerful emotions.� Claire (Anne Dorval) smiles wryly, undermining the brittle anxieties of her loved ones by gently mocking the cardiac disease that could shutter her life at any moment. The fiftysomething mother of two adult sons, Claire ...

Heal the Living - The Times 27 Apr 2017, 11:00 pm


The Times

Heal the Living
The Times
When a teenage surfer, Simon (Gabin Verdet), is killed in a car crash in the opening act, his grieving parents, Marianne (Emmanuelle Seigner) and Vincent (Kool Shen), must decide whether to donate his heart, while Claire (Anne Dorval), a middle-aged ...

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Heal the Living review: staggering organ transplant drama hits you right in the heart - Telegraph.co.uk 27 Apr 2017, 5:20 pm


Telegraph.co.uk

Heal the Living review: staggering organ transplant drama hits you right in the heart
Telegraph.co.uk
Director: Katell Quillévéré; Starring: Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Gabin Verdet, Tahar Rahim, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen. 12A cert, 104 mins. The boy can't be more than 17 years old, but his smile suggests a life lived at double speed. He climbs out ...

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Heal the Living — profoundly human - Financial Times 27 Apr 2017, 1:17 pm


Financial Times

Heal the Living — profoundly human
Financial Times
As his mother Marianne (Emmanuelle Seigner) is left to consider organ donation, another mother, the doting Claire (Anne Dorval), waits for salvation, her heart about to fail. Complaining about this profoundly human film — with its gossamer detail and ...

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'Heal The Living' Film Review - NME.com 26 Apr 2017, 9:57 am


NME.com

'Heal The Living' Film Review
NME.com
... about intersecting lives pivots around those who need medical care and those who provide it. All the characters orbit around either Simon, who spends most of the film on life support, or Claire (Anne Dorval), a fiftysomething former violinist with ...

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Superbly acted, meticulously detailed hospital drama from Katell Quillévéré - The List 24 Apr 2017, 12:16 pm


The List

Superbly acted, meticulously detailed hospital drama from Katell Quillévéré
The List
The impressive cast includes Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner and Anne Dorval. 17-year-old Simon (Gabin Verdet) is too young and wild to have even the slightest sense of his own mortality – he leaps from windows, hares blindly round bends on his bike, ...

Six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend - Irish Times 14 Apr 2017, 5:29 am


Irish Times

Six of the best films to see at the cinema this weekend
Irish Times
HEAL THE LIVING Directed by Katell Quillévéré. Starring Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners, Kool Shen, Monia Chokri, Alive Taglioni, Karim Leklou 12A cert, lim release, 104 min. Drifty, mesmeric tale of a teenager's ...

Review: 'Heal the Living,' a Sentimental Sales Pitch for Organ Donation - New York Times 13 Apr 2017, 8:40 pm


New York Times

Review: 'Heal the Living,' a Sentimental Sales Pitch for Organ Donation
New York Times
The organ in question is a human heart, which first belongs to Simon (Gabin Verdet), a tow-haired surfer of 17, before being transplanted into the body of Claire (Anne Dorval), a dying mother of two doting college-age sons. Between those events lies a ...

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Film Review: Heal the Living - Film Journal 13 Apr 2017, 3:07 pm


Film Journal

Film Review: Heal the Living
Film Journal
It belongs to a teenage surfer, Simon (Gabin Verdet), brain-dead from a car accident, and it may or may not go to the mother of two sons, Claire (Anne Dorval), who's in desperate need of the organ. Adapted from the popular novel by Maylis De Kerangal, ...

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Katell Quillévéré's Mesmeric Melodrama “Heal the Livingâ€� Illuminates Our Strength and Fragility - Village Voice 13 Apr 2017, 1:08 am


Village Voice

Katell Quillévéré's Mesmeric Melodrama “Heal the Living� Illuminates Our Strength and Fragility
Village Voice
While grappling with this tragedy, they're forced to decide whether to donate his organs; across Paris, former orchestral violinist Claire (Anne Dorval) confronts her own worsening degenerative heart condition alongside her doting sons (Finnegan ...

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Anne Dorval Bio


Franco-Canadian actress

November 08, 1960, (57 years old)

Anne Dorval
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