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Emmanuelle Seigner – Heal the Living #Venezia73

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The migration of one heart towards another.

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PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews actress Emmanuelle Seigner, who talks about her new film Heal the Living of the 73rd Venezia Film Festival.

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Playing the role of a mother whose son was taken away from her could not have been an easy thing. Which is why, as Emmanuelle Seigner tells us in this interview shortly after the 73rd Venice Film Festival conference, when she was given the script of Heal the Living, she threw it away, never wanting to think of it again. Until one day, she met the director of the film, Katell Quillévéré, and realized she wanted to work with her.

The film requires a type of solemnity, silence and concentration that sometimes, one would presume, a set works against by its very nature. How did she find the challenge of working with this, and how did the crew and everybody on set help her out in achieving her final performance? Find out.

HEAL THE LIVING: It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely hooked up to life-support in a hospital in Le Havre, Simon’s existence is little more than an illusion. Meanwhile, in Paris, a woman awaits the organ transplant that will give her a new lease on life.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Emmanuelle Seigner
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