The Heart that Beats (Ce coeur qui bat)
The human heart… It can ache. It can be poured out. It can flutter madly and even break. Whether the problem is physical or psychological, a troubled heart needs attention. So just how bad is it, Doc? Director Philippe Lesage points his lens at Montreal’s Hôtel-Dieu hospital for a sobering assessment of some of society’s most devastating ailments: solitude, psychological distress, social conflicts, run-down bodies and minds that have reached their wits’ end. Deliberately paced, the film follows a variety of events as they unfold around the hospital. Set to a thoroughly captivating soundtrack, The Heart That Beats gives illness a human face while it examines the depths of our suffering.
- February 4 to 17 2011