Originally completed in 2015 and the winner for Best Screenplay at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Chronic follows the story of David (Tim Roth) a male in-home nurse who emotionally bonds with his terminally ill patients.
Most people in the western world try to avoid the sick and the elderly, the feeling is very much, “out of sight, out of mind.” However, when they are shunned by their supposed loved ones, as death seems to be a taboo for most, there are people like David’s character that take care those like Bernard (David Dastmalchian) and others like him.
This heart wrenching film doesn’t try to hit you over the head with emotions of, “You NEED to feel sad here,” but shows you how difficult life can be for those knocking on death’s door and the type of strong people that surround them in the final moments. The motions are there in this film, because they are real and that is very rare in most storytelling these days.
There is so much going on in Chronic that it is even emotionally exhausting to write about it, but what I can say is that if you need a good cry in remembering that there are people in this world who care, Chronic is a must see film.
Chronic comes to DVD on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.
Chronic gives hope to the hopeless.