Chained For Life (15)
Thu 01 Jan 1970 - Thu 01 Jan 1970
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Adam Schimberg
USA. 92 mins, 2018
Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett
Aaron Schimbergs multi-layered and impressive second feature challenges the treatment of disability on screen.
Simultaneously empathetic and darkly comic CHAINED FOR LIFE follows Mabel, a well-intentioned Hollywood star cast in a European horror movie directed by an egomaniacal German auteur. Mabel is cast opposite Rosenthal (played by Adam Pearson, UNDER THE SKIN), a gentle-natured young man with a severe facial deformity. As shooting progresses, Mabel gradually falls for HER friendly British co-star and questions are raised about the notion of beauty and representation.