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Synopsis

Simultaneously empathetic and sardonic, „Chained for Life’s” multi-layered meta narrative casts Jess Weixler (Teeth) as Mabel, a well-intentioned Hollywood star. She takes the role of a blind woman in a hospital-based horror movie about abnormalities, directed by an egomaniacal German auteur. As shooting progresses, Mabel gradually falls for friendly British co-star Rosenthal, played by „Under the Skin” actor Adam Pearson, who has neurofibromatosis. Writer-director Schimberg impressive second feature is his response, as a filmmaker with facial deformity, to cinematic portrayals of disfigured people, from „Freaks” to „The Elephant Man”.

Director
Aaron Schimberg
Filmography
  • Go Down Death (2013)
  • Chained for Life (2018)
Sun, 18.11.2018
9:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
030706
Screening code: 030706
Tue, 20.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tartu, 
Elektriteater
051808
Screening code: 051808
Thu, 22.11.2018
9:00 pm
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
071207
Screening code: 071207
Film info
Country: United States
Year: 2018
Duration: 91 minutes
Language: English
Director: Aaron Schimberg
Producers: Daniel Patrick Carbone, Vanessa McDonnell, Matthew Petock, Dan Schoenbrun, Zachary Shedd
Writer: Aaron Schimberg
DOP: C. Spencer Yeh
Montage: Sofi Marshall
Composer: C. Spencer Yeh
Cast: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett, Charlie Korsmo, Sari Lennick
Productions: Flies Collective, Grand Motel Films, The Eyeslicer
Festivals: Fantastic Fest, London
Synopsis

Simultaneously empathetic and sardonic, „Chained for Life’s” multi-layered meta narrative casts Jess Weixler (Teeth) as Mabel, a well-intentioned Hollywood star. She takes the role of a blind woman in a hospital-based horror movie about abnormalities, directed by an egomaniacal German auteur. As shooting progresses, Mabel gradually falls for friendly British co-star Rosenthal, played by „Under the Skin” actor Adam Pearson, who has neurofibromatosis. Writer-director Schimberg impressive second feature is his response, as a filmmaker with facial deformity, to cinematic portrayals of disfigured people, from „Freaks” to „The Elephant Man”.

Director
Aaron Schimberg
Filmography
  • Go Down Death (2013)
  • Chained for Life (2018)