Director: Felix Van Groeningen
Cast: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull
Genre: drama, biography
Runtime: 120 min.
The heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival, relapse, and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years. Based on the best-selling pair of memoirs from father and son David and Nic Sheff. A popular journalist David Sheff has dreamed about a son not like his: Nick, who were supposed to be an ideal project of his parents, has grown into a rebellious teenager with amphetamine addiction. But every cloud has a silver lining: Nick's illness brings him closer to his father ...
The English-language debut of the brilliant Belgian director Felix van Gruningen (Flemish Still Life, Wet Circle) is based on the memoirs of David Sheff. Timothy Shalame and Steve Carell demonstrate a virtuoso acting game - both solo and doubles.
Awards & festivals:
Palm Springs International Film Festival – Actor (Spotlight Award)
Chicago International Film Festival – Best Feature
Aspen Filmfest – Independent by Nature Award
Hollywood Film Award – Breakthrough Directing, Supporting Actor of the Year
Golden Globe nomination – Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
BAFTA Award nomination – Best Supporting Actor
Critics’ Choice Award nomination – Best Supporting Actor
Satellite Award nomination – Best Actor in a Supporting Role
San Sebastián International Film Festival — participation
Toronto International Film Festival — participation
Adelaide Film Festival — participation