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2011 — 47th Chicago Film Festival

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Hong Kong

Don't Go Breaking My Heart Don't Go Breaking My Heart

Legendary Hong Kong filmmaker Johnny To (Triad Election) returns to the world of comedy with this achingly sweet tale. Charming Zixin finds herself in a love triangle with two men that are as handsome as they are different. To tells a heartfelt whimsical tale where neither time nor space can hold back love’s grand gestures, while revealing an amusing touch that might not be familiar to the fans of his action-packed films.

Cantonese, Mandarin with subtitles, 115 min

Love Actually...Sucks! Love Actually...Sucks!

Hong Kong cult filmmaker Scud pushes as many buttons as possible with these six tales about love, sex and decadence. Opening with a scandalously shocking wedding, Love Actually…Sucks! continues its exploration of the dark side of romance with tales about an incestuous relationship, a painter who falls for his male model, a fitness trainer in search of young flesh, a lesbian couple with issues, a deadly love triangle and a love story between a dance teacher and his older student. Mature audiences only.

Cantonese with subtitles, 82 min

Hungary

The Turin Horse The Turin Horse

Turin 1899: Nietzsche witnesses a horse being whipped and subsequently retreats into madness. The Turin Horse observes the life of that fateful horse as well as its owners, a farmer and his daughter, who struggle to survive in harsh conditions. A sparse, dramatic and almost silent tale, it is a fitting finale for acclaimed director Béla Tarr, who has announced this to be his last film.

Hungarian with subtitles, 146 min