It’s funny how buzz works. Or in this case, how buzz sometimes doesn’t work. Even though “After Lucia” director Michel Franco’s “Chronic” took home the Best Screenplay prize at the Cannes Film Festival last spring, not much has been heard about the film since. It did the rounds on the festival circuit but has yet to land U.S. distribution. However, the picture is hitting cinemas in the U.K. and a new trailer provides a peek at the potent drama.
Tim Roth leads the cast in this movie that follows a nurse who works with terminally ill patients, but has his own personal demons to deal with. Here’s the official synopsis:
Oscar nominee Tim Roth (The Hateful Eight, Selma) is David, a nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated, he develops strong and intimate relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is struggling with an ongoing burden of guilt and remorse. As the weight becomes unbearable, David must face his past in order to heal.
“Chronic” opens in cinemas and on demand in the U.K. on February 19th. Watch below.