Tobias Lindholm’s The Good Nurse, starring Academy Award winners Eddie Redmayne and Jessica Chastain, will close the 45th Mill Valley Festival on October 16, 2022, where Lindholm, Redmayne and actor Nnamdi Asomugha will appear on behalf of the film.
The Good Nurse, based on true events, details the story of Amy (Chastain), a compassionate nurse and single mother struggling with a life-threatening heart condition, is stretched to her physical and emotional limits by the hard and demanding night shifts at the ICU. But help arrives when Charlie (Redmayne), a thoughtful and empathetic fellow nurse, starts at her unit. While sharing long nights at the hospital, the two develop a strong and devoted friendship, and for the first time in years, Amy truly has faith in her and her young daughters’ future. But after a series of mysterious patient deaths sets off an investigation that points to Charlie as the prime suspect, Amy is forced to risk her life and the safety of her children to uncover the truth.
Director Tobias Lindholm is an award-winning Danish screenwriter and film director known for gritty moral dramas. In addition to writing for television, including the popular Danish political TV series Borgen and HBO’s highly acclaimed six-part series, The Investigation, Lindholm wrote and directed the 2015 drama A War (Danish: Krigen), nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards and co-wrote Thomas Vinterberg’s Submarino (2010), The Hunt (2012), and his 2020 Academy Award-winning film Another Round (MVFF43). The Good Nurse, his first English language feature film, is scheduled to open in select theaters October 19 and will premiere on Netflix October 26, 2022.
Presented by the California Film Institute, the 45th Mill Valley Film Festival runs October 6-16, 2022. MVFF is an acclaimed eleven-day cinema event celebrating the best in American independent and world cinema. Located just north of San Francisco, the Festival is known as a filmmakers’ festival and the West Coast launch pad for many Academy Award-winning films. MVFF has earned a reputation for launching new films and creating awards season buzz. The festival welcomes more than 200 filmmakers representing more than 50 countries annually.