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"A pleasingly enigmatic character study, Chronic charts the complicated relationship between a Los Angeles nurse and his bedridden, gravely ill patients." – Screen International

In a career highlight, Tim Roth plays David, a palliative care nurse for the terminally ill. He goes about his job with dedication and diligence, treating his patients with genuine compassion that is never excessive, and always calm and professional even in the most intimate of moments. Yet David also struggles with a suppressed emotional pain that consistently threatens to push his behaviour over the professional line.

Winning the Best Screenplay award at Cannes, Chronic is Mexican-born Michel Franco's English-language debut, featuring a mostly American cast. Adopting an unobtrusive gaze and minimal editing, and unfolding without music and little dialogue, it takes a tender but unflinching view of its main character and end-of-life care.

"A sensitive, slow-spreading bruise of a film … Franco's script teases out the character's tangled ambiguities with immaculate control: even as the story proceeds in the lowest of keys, our nerves never settle. Roth, meanwhile, is as marvellous as he's ever been, playing someone who may be a misunderstood saint or an oddly benevolent sociopath." – Time Out London