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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Antichrist Antichrist

Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg star in this dark, highly erotic psychological horror story from the controversial writer/director of Dogville, Dancer in the Dark, and Breaking the Waves. A grieving couple retreats to an isolated cabin in the woods to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course, and things go from bad to worse.... Gainsbourg was named best actress at the Cannes Film Festival for her astounding performance.

109 minutes

Lars and Peter Lars and Peter

After witnessing his dad's drunken argument with next door neighbor Alma, Lars' already strained relationship with his father goes from bad to worse.

Lars and Peter will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 4: Escape and Rebellion: Information & Show Times

Danish with English Subtitles, 15 minutes

Mammoth Mammoth

Michelle Williams and Gael García Bernal star in this riveting, Babel-esque drama about the fate of the nuclear family in the age of globalization. An affluent, overworked New York couple relies on their Filipino nanny to care for their young daughter, while in the Philippines her own children grow up motherless. Meanwhile in Thailand a young mother turns to the sex trade to support her faraway daughter. In the space of a few days, the ties binding them all will be tested in life-changing ways.

English, Tagalog, Thai with subtitles, 125 minutes

Storm Storm

At the International Criminal Tribunal at The Hague, prosecutor Hannah Maynard takes on the trial of a general accused of atrocities committed in Bosnia. But when her principal witness crumbles on the stand, the rushed search for new evidence uncovers a story that political forces on all sides want swept under the rug. Justice is not a foregone conclusion in this globe-hopping courtroom drama.

English, German, Bosnian, Serbian with subtitles, 107 minutes