(Riparare i viventi)
Screening of the film by Katell Quillévéré
with Tahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval, Bouli Lanners
and Kool Shen
France/2016, 104 minutes
comment and considerations by Paolo Di Paolo and Maylis de Kerangal

Three adolescents are surfing at sunrise. A few hours later, on the way back, they have an accident. Simon is brain dead on arrival at the hospital and his parents have to face the possibility of donating his organs. Although overwhelmed by grief, they agree to donation. His heart will give new hope to a woman admitted to a Paris hospital, awaiting a transplant, who will never know about her providential saviour…


Paolo Di Paolo
Paolo di Paolo was born in Rome in 1983. He has published several novels, including: Raccontami la notte in cui sono nato (2008), Dove eravate tutti (2011, Mondello Prize and Vittorini Super Prize), Mandami tanta vita (2013, Strega Prize finalist), Una storia quasi solo d’amore (2016), Lontano dagli occhi (2019, Viareggio Prize) translated into several languages. Many of his books originate from dialogues: with Antonio Debenedetti, Dacia Maraini, Raffaele La Capria, Claudio Magris and Antonio Tabucchi, for whom he edited Viaggi e altri viaggi (2010). He has authored texts for children’s books, including La mucca volante (2014, Strega Prize Ragazze e Ragazzi finalist) and I Classici compagni di scuola (2021), and for the theatre. He collaborates with several newspapers and periodicals, including “la Repubblica”, “La Stampa”, “L’Espresso”, and conducts the programme “La lingua batte” on RAI Radio 3.

Tuesday 21 March, 20:45


Pordenone - Piazza Maestri del Lavoro, 3

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