BFI London Film Festival: Chronic


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BFI London Film Festival: Chronic

240 films. One festival.

240 films. 72 countries. 16 cinemas. 12 days. One festival: The BFI London Film Festival. Now in its 59th year, it is the jewel in the BFI's crown. Both the BFI and the BFI London Film Festival are what they say they are: British institutes. Here's your chance to get involved. Michel Franco is no stranger to the BFI LFF. Back in 2012 he stunned and disturbed audiences in equal measures with After Lucia, a portrait of a bullied schoolgirl. Now, he's back with Chronic, an uncompromising study on fried and isolation that focuses on David, a full-time care-giver for the terminally ill. Portrayed by Tim Roth, David's attachment to his patients becomes increasingly unhealthy. An intimate and often uncomfortable work of filmmaking, Roth's acting provides heart to an a gratifyingly unconventional film. Over 15s only. Runtime: 92 minutes.

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