Chained for Life

Directed By : Aaron Schimberg

USA / 2018 / 91 min

Cast :

Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Charlie Korsmo & Stephen Plunkett

Produced By :

Vanessa McDonnell

Music By :

C. Spencer Yeh

Language :


Festivals :

Fantasia FF – Official Selection

FantasticFest – Official Selection

BAM CinemaFest – Official Selection

BFI London – Official Selection

Cork Film Festival – Official Selection

Mar del Plata IFF – Official Selection

American Film Festival – Official Selection

Thessaloniki IFF – Official Selection

Berlin Critics’ Week – Official Selection

Glasgow IFF – Official Selection

Portland IFF – Official Selection

Tallinn Black Nights – Official Selection

Art FF – Official Selection

Molodist FF – Official Selection

Champs-Elysées FF – In Competition

Belfast FF – Official Selection

Bifan – Official selection

Brisbane IFF – Official selection

Revelation Perth IFF – Official selection

Singapore International Festival of Arts – Official selection

IndieBO – Official selection

Cineteca madrid  -Official selection

!f Istanbul – Official selection

/slash FF – In competition

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Synopsis :

On the set of a horror film with artistic pretensions, made in the United States by a great European auteur, the beautiful Hollywood actress Mabel admits to being outside her comfort zone. She plays the role of a blind woman and the film she’s in, already anticipated by the media to be in bad taste, deals explicitly with deformity. The production has even brought on several disabled actors, including Rosenthal, a nervous comedian with a major facial deformity. Mabel struggles to identify with him, but as their characters connect on camera, the actors do the same behind it. And as the film crew walks on the eggshells of political correctness and strange rumors begin to circulate about the abandoned hospital serving backdrop to the production, the boundaries between reality and fiction, fair representation and exploitation cinema, become excessively porous…

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