Film

Chained for Life

Director
Aaron Schimberg
Certificate
15
Running Time
92 mins

Packed with movie references from the title onwards, Aaron Schimberg‘s blackly comic satire on cinema’s representation of disability follows a heavily accented European auteur (Charlie Korsmo) – part-Fassbinder, part-Herzog – as he embarks on his English-language debut, which appears to be some kind of expressionist arthouse horror flick about a mad doctor and his deformed patients.

But there’s nervousness on set as cast and crew, including the film’s beautiful star Mabel (Jess Weixler), await the arrival of a bunch of extras with genuine disabilities. Among them is Rosenthal (Adam Pearson, whom you’ll recognise from Under the Skin)…

Adam Pearson will be present for a Q&A after the Watershed’s 3pm screening on Saturday 26 October.

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By robin askew, Friday, Sep 13 2019

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