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2011 — 47th Chicago Film Festival

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Campen, Catherine Van

Flying Anne Flying Anne

Eleven-year-old Anne is a beautiful girl. The kind of girl you can’t take your eyes off. And the longer you look, the more you see her ‘tics’. Anne suffers from Tourette’s syndrome, which makes her body do things beyond her control. Anne sometimes finds it hard to cope with her illness, especially in school. She’s afraid that others will bully her or laugh at her. Anne therefore tries to keep her tics in check, although that isn’t easy. She prefers ‘flying’ through life, so you won’t notice anything. When flying, she’s at her best. Flying Anne is a beautiful, sensitive portrayal of Anne’s life with her tics. Tics that, in the end, she doesn’t want to lose either...

21min

Carpenter, Jason

The Renter The Renter

A young boy is dropped off at an elderly woman’s home for the day. Her house sits amongst fields of weeds and rotting pears, and a lone tenant adds to the unsettling atmosphere. The savage slaughter of a chicken makes this daycare a harsh and confusing world for the boy, who learns caring can be shown in unexpected ways. A multi-award winning short with a unique, visceral look and feel.

10 min

Carrey, Victor

The Runaway The Runaway

Chewing gum. A dog leash. An Australia shaped stain on the wall. A bent traffic light...each of these elements has its own story, even though all of them together can create a new plot. A brilliantly inventive, daring short which completely subverts its own set-up.

Spanish, with subtitles, 11 min

Ceylan, Nuri Bilge

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia Once Upon a Time in Anatolia

In a nod to Sergio Leone, Turkish master Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s unconventional crime drama unfolds into an immersive experience. What seems to begin as a typical police procedural quickly spirals into anything but when a confessed murderer is saddled into leading the cops to the buried body. Dead-ends, subtle clues, and red-herrings all coalesce into an intense study on the nature of truth and our ability to grasp the reality of any given moment.

Turkish with subtitles, 150 min

Chase, Jacob

After-School Special After-School Special

A man tries to pick up a woman at an indoor playground. The woman isn’t interested, but the reason is unclear … a slice of black humor penned by Neil LaBute and starring Wes Bentley and Sarah Paulson.

9 min

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