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2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival

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Serbia

Devil's Town Devil's Town

In this savagely funny black comedy, a tennis championship breeds nationalistic fervor across Belgrade as a seemingly unconnected cast of characters struggles through the moral challenges of a single day. Their lives seem close to intersecting, but what could a penniless young girl, a soft-hearted prostitute, a violently angry cab driver, a monk who can only communicate via his laptop, and a heartbroken teenage boy all have in common with each other?

Serbian with minutes, 82 min.

Singapore

Sandcastle Sandcastle

Eighteen-year-old En, dreading his obligatory enlistment into Singapore’s army, moves in with his grandparents. During his stay, he becomes interested in the truth about his dead father’s past as a political activist. But the sudden death of his grandfather, coupled with his grandmother’s worsening Alzheimer’s, forces En to come to terms with the facts of his own life. Time’s erosion of memory and experience lies at the center of this gorgeously shot elegy to the past.

English, Mandarin, Hokkien with subtitles, 95 min.

South Korea

Housemaid, The Housemaid, The

Im Sang-soo reimagines a classic of Korean cinema with this erotic thriller centering on the illicit affair between a wealthy, married pianist and his housekeeper. Naïve Eun-yi, newly hired on as a maid and nanny, is seduced by the master of the house, which doesn’t do her any favors when it comes to his pampered, pregnant young wife. But when Eun-yi herself becomes pregnant, she inadvertently ignites a powder keg of scheming and intrigue.

Korean with subtitles, 106 min.

Wonder Hospital, The Wonder Hospital, The

In a sinister hospital, modification of physical beauty is not at all what you would expect in The Wonder Hospital

12 min.

Spain

For 80 Days For 80 Days

Sixty years after their brief teenage flirtation, Axun and Maite experience an unexpected reunion in a hospital while caring for comatose relatives. Their lives in the interim could not have been more different

Basque with subtitles, 106 min.

Sri Lanka

Shadows of Silence Shadows of Silence

The experience of life in exile is explored through one man’s surreal nightmares and illusions in Shadows of Silence.

Tamil with subtitles, 11 min.