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Michel Franco, Chronic, 2015


19 Feb 201625 Feb 2016

Winner of Best Screenplay at Cannes 2015, Michel Franco’s spare, devastating follow-up to the 2012 hit After Lucia is a character study centring on David (Tim Roth), a home-care nurse who tends to terminally ill and acutely disabled patients in modern Los Angeles. As much an exploration of David’s immense, almost overbearing empathy as it is a slow reveal of his troubled psychology and personal history, the film shares After Lucia’s long, uninterrupted takes and methodical distance, building to a powerfully emotional conclusion as unexpected as it is perfect. Adored by critics and driven by a tremendously raw performance from Roth, Chronic is an important work in the developing career of a director on track to become the new Michael Haneke.

Chronic trailer - in cinemas & on demand from 19 February

Chronic, dir. Michel Franco, Mexico/France 2015, 93 mins

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