French Evening: From book to film – Heal the living

It all starts at dawn when three young surfers ride in the waves of the French Atlantic coast. A few hours later, when the surfers are on their way home, an accident happens. Simon, 17, is severely injured and rushed to a hospital in Le Havre. It is soon understood that he is brain dead and will never wake up again. Meanwhile, in Paris, a woman on the organ transplant waiting list, is ready to be given a new life. The film premiered in Norwegian cinemas in 2017 and won brilliant reviews. Maylis de Kerangal, the author of the book that the movie is based on, will present the film.