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2011 — 47th Chicago Film Festival

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Daly, Lance

The Good Doctor The Good Doctor

In this dark thriller that skewers modern medical practice and its morals, first-year resident Dr. Martin Blake (Orlando Bloom) strives to be a “good doctor”. Willing to do whatever it takes to succeed, he has the perfect opportunity to further his ambition when a young beautiful patient is assigned to his care. When the determined doctor unexpectedly falls prey to the seductive charms of his ward, he must choose between hypocrisy and the Hypocratic Oath.

93 min

Dardenne, Jean-Pierre

The Kid with a Bike The Kid with a Bike

11-year-old Cyril's only connection to his father, who left him in a children's home, is his bike. Desperately trying to retrieve his bike and reunite with his father, the kid is charged with confusion and anger. When local hairdresser Samantha agrees to foster Cyril on the weekends, she finds herself battling his self-destructive tendencies. Awarded the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival, this tale of redemptive love bares the Dardennes’ evocative signature style.

French with subtitles, 87 min

Dayoc, Sheron R.

Ways of the Sea Ways of the Sea

Solidarity, hope, and fear beget friendship in this tale of a perilous journey across the South China Sea. A motley group of individuals - from children hoping to be reunited with absent mothers and would-be prostitutes to human traffickers preying on the locals’ desperation - cross paths while waiting to be smuggled by boat, destination Malaysia. The possibilities for a bright future seem increasingly distant as they near the shore in this slow-burning, suspense-filled verité drama.

Filipino, Tagalog with subtitles, 78 min

Diab, Mohamed

Cairo 678 Cairo 678

Three Egyptian women from different social backgrounds join forces to fight against their country’s tolerance toward sexual harassment. Nelly files the first sexual harassment lawsuit in the history of the country, Seba, a victim of a gang rape, teaches self-defense, and Fayza takes these self-defense lessons a step too far. An expertly crafted combination of character study, social critique, and vigilante action, Cairo 678 is one of those rare films that resonates with audiences of both genders and across cultural divides.

Arabic with subtitles, 100 min

Doremus, Drake

Like Crazy Like Crazy

A love story is both a physical and emotional tale - one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an audience to experience. When a British college student (Felicity Jones) falls for her American classmate, (Anton Yelchin), they embark on a passionate and life-changing journey to be separated when she violates the terms of her visa. Like Crazy explores how a couple faces the real challenges of being together and of being apart.

88 min

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