David is an in-home nurse who works with terminally ill patients, developing strong, and even intimate, relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work, David is awkward and reserved—effects of his chronic depression—and needs his patients as much as they need him.
Tim Roth has done some of his best work of late for Mexican director Michel Franco. Before last year’s Sundown, the duo collaborated on this wrenching palliative-care drama. Taking Best Screenplay at Cannes, Chronic is a meticulously controlled study in codependency and psychological camouflage.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Walter Salles, 2004, Argentina