First show: January 13
Tim Roth via Skype after the Friday 7pm show!
Haunted by the burden of his past, a dedicated home care nurse (Tim Roth) isolates himself within the intensely personal relationships he forms with his terminally ill patients.
Cannes Film Festival 2015 – WINNER Best Screenplay
David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, David develops strong, even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved – effects of his chronic depression – and it’s clear he needs each patient as much as they need him. Having long carried a burden of guilt and remorse, David must face his past in order to heal. Written & directed by Michel Franco. With Tim Roth, Robin Bartlett, Michael Cristofer, Nailea Norvind & Sarah Sutherland 1.85:1. Mexico-France. In English. MPAA Rating: R. 92 mins.
“[Roth] is a revelation.” – Deadline
“Intelligent and as deranged as Roth’s performance…transcendent.” – Collider
MICHEL FRANCO // WRITER & DIRECTOR
Michel is a Mexican lm director, writer, and producer. He made his feature lm debut in 2009 with Daniel and Ana, which was selected to the Directors’ Fortnight program at the Cannes Film Festival. Michel returned to the festival in 2012 with his second feature, After Lucia, which took home the top prize in the Un Certain Regard section, along with the Silver Hugo Special Jury Prize at the Chicago International Film Festival, and was selected as Mexico’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Over the course of its commercial run, After Lucia was seen by nearly one million people. Chronic, Michel’s fourth lm as a writer/director, won Best Screenplay as part of the Official Selection at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival.
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