Previously at the ICA - Films
19 Feb 2016 – 25 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, dir. Michel Franco, Mexico/France 2015, 93 mins