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Italian Films at the Chicago International Film Festival

Date:

10/13/2016


Italian Films at the Chicago International Film Festival

This year's International Chicago Film Festival runs Oct 13-27.

Four Italian films are being screened this year:

 

THE CONFESSIONS (Le Confessioni)

Italy/France • Director: Roberto Andò • 100m • English, Italian, French with subtitles

the confessions

When a powerful economist turns up dead during a secret G8 summit in a remote German coastal resort, the chief suspect is a mysterious Italian monk (Toni Servillo, The Great Beauty) on hand for an unusual confession request. The attending world leaders are also wary of other surprise guests—a rock star and a famous children’s author, whose presence could upset the fragile facade of power and order. Italian master Roberto Andó (Viva la Liberta!) skewers the state of European politics in this engrossing, satirical whodunit.

FRI 10/14, 6:00PM - EFCON1 (Filmmaker Q&A)*

MON 10/17, 6PM - EFCON2 (Filmmaker Q&A)*

The Confessions - http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/the-confessions/

 

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FIRE AT SEA (Fuocoammare)

Italy/France • Director: Gianfranco Rosi • 108m • Italian with subtitles

fire at sea

This top prizewinner at the Berlin Film Festival transports us to the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, where scores of refugees from Africa and the Middle East end up in overcrowded boats trying to reach the mainland. While migrants struggle to survive, and sing their tragic stories in detention centers, an innocent Italian boy lights firecrackers on the beach and tries to prepare for a fisherman's way of life. Powerful, lyrical filmmaking bridges the gap between both worlds with poeticism and urgency.

SAT 10/22, 7:30 PM - EFFIRE1

TUE 10/25, 6:00PM - EFFIRE2

Fire at Sea - http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/fire-at-sea/

 

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LIKE CRAZY (La pazza gioia)
Italy/France • Director: Paolo Virzi • 116m • Italian with subtitles

like crazy

Two unstable women—a prattling pathological liar and a quiet depressive—break free from a mental institution and take Tuscany by storm. One fancies herself a member of the upper crust, while the other is still nursing a devastating breakdown from years ago. Celebrate life outside the box with this edgy, hysterical dark comedy that pokes fun at contemporary Italian values and questions what it means to be truly sane.

SUN 10/16, 2:45 - EFCRAZY1

MON 10/17, 5:45 - EFCRAZY2

FRI 10/21, 1:00 - EFCRAZY3

*Filmmaker(s) scheduled to be in attendance; subject to change.*

Like Crazy - http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/like-crazy/ 

 

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SWEET DREAMS (Fai bei sogni)
Italy/France • Director: Marco Bellocchio • 134m • Italian with subtitles

sweat dreams

Turin, 1969. Nine-year-old Massimo’s idyllic childhood is shattered by the mysterious death of his mother, and the young boy is inconsolable in the face of this brutal loss. Years later, now an accomplished journalist, Massimo is forced to come to terms with his personal trauma as he prepares to sell his childhood home. Master Italian filmmaker Marco Bellochio (My Mother’s Smile) directs this powerful and tender drama co-starring Bérénice Bejo (The Artist).

SAT 10/15, 2:45 - EFSWEET1

SUN 10/16, 11:45 - EFSWEET2

FRI 10/21, 3:45 - EFSWEET3

Sweet Dreams - http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/film/sweet-dreams/ 

 

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Learn more about the Chicago International Film Festival at http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com

Information

Date: DA Thursday, October 13, 2016 a Thursday, October 27, 2016

In collaboration with : Chicago International Film Festival

Entrance : Free


Location:

AMC River East 21 - 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL

1035