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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Dag, Umut

Kuma Kuma

Under the auspices of a more age-appropriate marriage to his handsome son, a stately Viennese patriarch brings Ayse, a pretty teenaged girl from the Turkish countryside, to live with him as a second wife. A special friendship develops between Ayse and Fatma, the first wife who is suffering from cancer and appreciates both the help and the companionship. Soon, however, an unexpected twist of fate puts this relationship to the test.

Turkish and German with subtitles, 93 min

David, Grainger

The Chair The Chair

The mysterious story of an outbreak of poisonous mold in a small town, and one boy's attempt to understand his mother's death, his grandmother's obsession with their discarded recliner, and the roots of this short-lived, strange, and inexplicable plague.

Part of: Shorts 3: Midnight Mayhem

English, 13 min

Dessaint, Jean-Christophe

Day of the Crows Day of the Crows

The gruff, ogre-like Pumpkin and his young son live by themselves in the forest, but their comfortable isolation is disturbed when Pumpkin takes a near-fatal fall from a great height. His son, with the help of the benevolent spirits that inhabit the forest, must venture out into civilization for the first time in search of help. Filled with charming, gorgeous animation, Day of the Crows is an utterly delightful family film.

French with subtitles, 94 min

Dion, Franck

Edmond Was A Donkey Edmond Was A Donkey

When Edmond's co-workers give him a new set of ears, his life begins to change in this haunting, melancholy animation.

Part of: Shorts 2: Blurring the Lines

English, 14 min

Doron, Dana

Numbered Numbered

An estimated 400,000 people were tattooed with serial numbers at Auschwitz, of whom only a few thousand survive today. This intimate and visually rapturous documentary details the current lives of some of these survivors, their memories of the camps, and their relationships with the numbers. Numbered is an emotionally affecting portrait of memory and history, and their enduring presence in individual lives.

Hebrew with subtitles, 60 min

Now showing rows 1 - 5 of 6