WHO’S IN IT?
Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), Emmanuelle Seigner (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Anne Dorval (Mommy), Bouli Lanners (Rust and Bone), Kool Shen (Abuse of Weakness), Monia Chokri (Days of Darkness), Alice Taglioni (The Valet), Karim Leklou (The Giants), Alice de Lencquesaing (The Father of My Children), Finnegan Oldfield (Bang Gang), Théo Cholbi (Pieces of Me), Gabin Verdet (film debut), Dominique Blanc (The Other One), Galatéa Bellugi (Being 14), Titouan Alda (film debut), Andranic Manet (La Dream Team), Irina Muluile (Camping 2), Steve Tientcheu (Insecure), Danielle Arbid (Apaches)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Katell Quillévéré (Suzanne), director, writer; Gilles Taurand (Dumas), writer; Philippe Martin (Priceless), Justin Taurand (Love Like Poison) and David Thion (All Is Forgiven), producers; Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel), composer; Tom Harari (Age of Panic), cinematographer; Thomas Marchand (Iris in Bloom), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
On an early morning, a young surfer named Simon (Verdet) is greatly injured in a car accident. Rushed to the hospital, he is soon declared brain dead but kept alive in a comatose state. His parents face the difficult choice of whether or not to sign off on their son’s organs being donated to several people who are in need of them…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
This powerful French drama, based on the book by Maylis de Kerangal, is a tale of tragedy turned into hope, one which also examines whether the right thing to do in a difficult situation is also the most selfless one.