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Beautifully filmed and powerfully written, Heal the Living interweaves seemingly disparate narrative threads to present a vibrant portrait of human connection. Read critic reviews

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The intersecting lives of teens on a surfing trip, a woman with a weak heart and two teams of doctors and medical experts.

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Critic Reviews for Heal the Living

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  • Heal the Living assembles an array of sensitive performances, but it takes place on a more metaphysical plane. Its characters often seem to have stepped outside the normal flow of time.

    February 14, 2018 | Full Review…
  • [Heal the Living] explores the ever-vulnerable body, the social institution of medicine and how individuals stand in relation to each.

    September 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Visually extraordinary when it needs to be, and with a laser-sharp focus on its characters' quirks, ethical dilemmas and emotional complications, this French film tells the story of a heart transplant.

    June 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • Featuring a lovely score by Alexandre Desplat, Quillvr's film succeeds as a melancholy celebration of the invisible threads that bind us. Worth seeking out.

    June 13, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This truly is cinema to make the heart beat faster.

    April 30, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…
  • Throughout, Quillvr keeps asking her cast for the impossible, and gets it.

    April 27, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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  • Oct 01, 2016
    Gorgeously shot and deeply moving film that is a stunning testament to the medical profession at every level and the quiet beauty of ordinary lives.
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