"Ivory Coast-born filmmaker Katell Quillévéré adapts Maylis de Kerangal's Booker Prize-longlisted novel for this elegant and affecting film which draws three seemingly unrelated stories together into a tale about the moment when tragedy meets hope. For her third feature film - her first won the prestigious Prix Jean Vigo for best feature in 2010 - Quillévéré has taken on a psychologically complex tale and told it with both technical skill and attentiveness to the nuances of human interaction. Moving easily between scenes with great control and a powerful visual imagination, she transforms 'Réparer les vivants' into a deeply moving experience." (TIFF)
Creditsdirector: Katell Quillévéré
composer: Alexandre Desplat
producer: Justin Taurand
screenplay: Katell Quillévéré & Gilles Taurand based on the novel by Maylis De Kerangal
Editor: Thomas Marchand
Cinematography: Tom Harari
production company: Les Films du Bélier
More infodialogue: French
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: France - Belgium
KATELL QUILLEVERE (1980): A bras le Corps (2005, short), L'imprudence (2007, short), L'echappée (2009, short), Love Like Poison (2010), Suzanne (2013), Réparer les vivants (2016).