Episode 32: Katell Quillévéré’s Heal The Living (2016) and Radu Jude’s Scarred Hearts (2016)

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In this episode, I talk about Katell Quillévéré’s “Heal The Living” (2016) and Radu Jude’s “Scarred Hearts” (2016), two films that explore illness, disability, physical vulnerability, and the thin line between life and death. I delve into many issues, including the harmful rhetoric we use to talk about illness and how health is too often attached to morality and personal character. Both films show us how the body is always precarious, that a healthy body can suddenly and inexplicably become ill.

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