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2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival

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Mexico

I Miss You I Miss You

During Argentina’s infamous, bloody Dirty War of the 1970s, high schooler Javi and his older brother Adrian are swept up in the violence plaguing the country. When the boys are blacklisted because of Adrian’s involvement with the resistance protests, Adrian is “disappeared” and Javi is sent to Mexico to live with relatives. I Miss You is a sensitive portrayal of a boy’s journey into adulthood, complicated by the travails of growing up under a violent dictatorship.

Spanish with subtitles, 95 min.

Leap Year Leap Year

Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes, this subtle examination of how victims internalize the abuse they suffer follows business journalist Laura, whose existence consists of little more than searching for the latest in a string of emotionless one night stands. She strikes up a disturbing relationship with a man whose taste for rough sex appeals to her, for reasons that become more apparent as February 29 approaches.

Spanish with subtitles, 94 min.

Middle of the World, The Middle of the World, The

Mentally challenged Mingo, 25 years old and still living with his mother, regards the world around him with childlike enthusiasm, especially the world of women. After a sexual awakening, he becomes a guileless Casanova in his small town, to the resentment and unease of its male inhabitants. Part parable, part sexy romp, The Middle of the World portrays the chain of events that occurs when sexual and small-town politics collide.

Spanish with subtitles, 92 min.

Revolución Revolución

Showcasing a wide range of voices from today’s vibrant Mexican film scene, this 10-film omnibus commemorates the centenary of the Mexican Revolution. From portrayals of hapless tuba players to dreamlike processions through downtown Los Angeles, these films explore the meaning of revolution in contemporary Mexico. Featuring the talents of Carlos Reygadas, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Patricia Riggen, Rodrigo García, Gerardo Naranjo, Mariana Chenillo, Rodrigo Plá, Fernando Eimbcke, and Amat Escalante.

Spanish with subtitles, 124 min.

We Are What We Are We Are What We Are

When the patriarch of a down-on-their-luck family collapses and dies, the discovery of a woman’s finger in his stomach has the police scratching their heads. Meanwhile, the dead man’s family worries about where their next meal will come from in his absence. In this delectably horrifying tale of survival in Mexico City, the chilling revelation of how this family procures its food is the first of many shocking twists to come.

Spanish with subtitles, 89 min.