March 18 – 29
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Country: UNITED KINGDOM
Run Time: 90 minutes
It's not every day that you are told you have HIV. For David, however, this is his reality. DAVID IS DYING and he must come to terms with his own demons before accepting the fact that his days are numbered and he may not be as good of a person as he thought. In a harsh therapy session with his psychiatrist, David takes us back through the past 12 months of his life. A handsome, successful hedge-fund manager, David lives a life most men would be jealous of, maintaining a passionate love affair with his beautiful fiancée Carla. But behind this façade lives a dark, destructive man with a troubling past; a possessive, hostile man who threatens his fiancée while perpetually using other women for illicit sex. When Carla reveals she is pregnant with David's child, David is faced with the terrifying truth of what he has done—endangering the lives of many, including those he loves. An intense, disturbing psychodrama, this film takes you on a desperate man's downward spiral and his attempt to confront the ghosts of his past before he loses it all. – M.M.
Stephen Lloyd Jackson
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Having formerly trained as an actor at the Harmony Theatre in Brixton, South London, British filmmaker Stephen Lloyd Jackson made his first feature film, "Rulers and Dealers," in 2006, beginning his directorial debut with critical acclaim and commercial success. In 2010 he established SAR Productions, a company that focuses on people from the African Diaspora living and working in London.
"Rulers and Dealers" (2006), DAVID IS DYING (2011)
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