Chained For Life
- 1h 31min
- Directed by: Aaron Schimberg
- Cast: Jess Weixler, Adam Pearson, Stephen Plunkett
- UK release: 25 October 2019
Mabel (Weixler) is a well-meaning actress playing a blind woman, opposite Rosenthal (Pearson), in the English-language debut film of Herr Director (Korsmo). Schimberg tackles the representation of disability and disfigurement in cinema with a funny, nuanced, multi-layered drama that doesn’t provide easy answers.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
Adam Pearson: 'I thought it was a really clever script and premise for a film commentating on the history of disability in cinema'24 Oct 2019
Activist and actor discusses his role in Aaron Schimberg's meta filmmaking comedy Chained For Life
A meta filmmaking comedy set around the making of a low-budget horror, Chained For Life skewers and examines notions of on-screen representation of disabled or disfigured bodies to entertaining effect, while also avoiding being a patronising, didactic…
Chained for Life21 Oct 2019
The representation of disability and disfigurement is explored with empathy by Aaron Schimberg
The perpetuation of negative stereotypes when it comes to any type of minority is an ongoing discussion that deserves a nuanced approach. Tackling the representation of disability and disfigurement in cinema, filmmaker Aaron Schimberg does just that…
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