Cinema

Heal the Living (12a) + Panel discussion

Curzon and Wellcome Book Prize are delighted to present a preview screening of Katell Quillévéré's new film Heal the Living, a remarkable adaptation of the Wellcome Book Prize nominated novel 'Mend the Living'. The screening is followed by a panel discussion on the intersection between film, books and science.

At some point, medicine touches all our lives. Books that find stories in those brushes with illness are ones that add new meaning to what it means to be human. The Wellcome Book Prize celebrates the very best of these books – fiction and non-fiction.

This year’s wonderfully eclectic shortlist includes Maylis de Kerangal’s acclaimed novel Mend the Living, translated from the French by Jessica Moore. Exploring the metaphysical zone between life and death, it is the story of Simon Limbeau’s heart – and the story of all the lives it will impact in the 24 hours between the accident that cuts short his life, and the moment when his heart will begin to beat again in the body of someone else.

Tuesday 18 April at 6.30pm

Curzon Bloomsbury

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With thanks to Curzon Artificial Eye and the Wellcome Trust.