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.