CHRONIC

Michel Franco

Mexico, France 92 min min Fiction

Synopsis

David is a nurse who works with terminally ill patients. Efficient and dedicated to his profession, he develops strong and even intimate relationships with each person he cares for. But outside of his work David is ineffectual, awkward, and reserved. It is clear that he needs each patient as much as they need him. Catalan première

* Festivals and awards
Seville / Alcalá de Henares

Director

Michel Franco

He has put Mexican cinema in the global spotlight. The films he has written, directed and produced include Chronic (Best Screenplay Award at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival), April’s Daughters (Jury Prize, in Certain Regard at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival), and After Lucía (Top Prize, in Certain Regard at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival). He has also produced 600 Miles (directed by Gabriel Ripstein and winner of the Best First Feature Award at the 2015 Berlinale), From Afar (directed by Lorenzo Vigas, winner of the Golden Lion at the 2015 Venice Film Festival), among others. Michel returns to Venice with his 7th film Sundown, after winning the Silver Lion Grand Jury Prize award with New Order in the 2020’s festival edition.

Filmography: Sundown (2021, D'A 2022), Nuevo orden (2020), Las hijas de Abril (2017), Chronic (2015, D'A 2016), A los ojos (codirigit, 2013), Después de Lucía (2012), Daniel & Ana (2009)

Michel Franco

Film information

Director: Michel Franco
Script: Michel Franco
Contact: Wild Bunch
With: Tim Roth, Sarah Sutherland, Robin Bartlett, Michael Cristofer, Nailea Norvind
Country: Mexico, France
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Length: 92 min min
Language: English
Subtitles: Catalan, Spanish
Edition: 2016