The scenes between Johansson and Adam Pearson, a man with neurofibromatosis, are some of the most delicate and visceral this year.
I recall being taught during my medical education that a likely diagnosis was neurofibromatosis type 1.
neurofibromatosis neu·ro·fi·bro·ma·to·sis (nur'ō-fī-brō'mə-tō'sĭs, nyur'-)
A genetic disease characterized by pigmented skin lesions and multiple skin neurofibromas, and sometimes accompanied by physical deformity and a predisposition to brain tumors and various forms of cancer. Also called multiple neurofibroma, neuromatosis, Recklinghausen's disease, von Recklinghausen's disease.