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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Baker, Sean

Starlet Starlet

21-year-old “actress” Jane spends her time getting high with her dysfunctional roommates and taking care of her Chihuahua, Starlet. Sadie, an 85-year-old widow, passes her days alone tending to her flower garden. An unlikely friendship forms between the two after Jane makes an intriguing discovery at Sadie’s yard sale. Jane attempts to befriend the caustic older woman in an effort to satisfy her curiosity, and secrets emerge as their relationship grows.

English, 103 min

Balagueró, Jaume

Sleep Tight Sleep Tight

The latest chiller from acclaimed horror maestro Balagueró, co-director of the worldwide sensation [REC], Sleep Tight follows the drab, uneventful life of the chronically overlooked and underappreciated doorman César. On the surface, César seems pleasant - and harmless - enough, but little by little the film reveals more sinister aspects of his personality. The tension builds slowly and surely until reaching unbearable heights in this beautifully crafted thriller with a black, absurdist sense of humor.

Spanish with subtitles, 96 min

Bánóczki, Tibor

The Conquerors The Conquerors

A man and woman are carried by stormy seas onto a strange, inhospitable shore. There they embark on an epic adventure, attempting to survive in their new world in a stunning animated collage.

Part of: Shorts 2: Blurring the Lines

No Dialogue, 12 min

Batra, Ritesh

Café Regular, Cairo Café Regular, Cairo

After two years together, the first big crisis in Alaa and Mai’s relationship is captured in this charming encounter in a Cairo café.

Part of: Shorts 5: Spotlight Middle East

Arabic with subtitles, 12 min

Bayona, Juan Antonio

The Impossible The Impossible

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor), and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

English, 114 min

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