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2013 — 49th Chicago Film Festival

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Gebbe, Katrin

Nothing Bad Can Happen Nothing Bad Can Happen

One day, young Tore - a member of the “Jesus Freaks” Christian punk movement - meets Benno by the side of the road. Before long, Tore moves into a tent in Benno’s garden, gradually becoming part of his family. But Benno can’t resist playing cruel games designed to test Tore’s faith. As the violence becomes more and more extreme, Tore’s capacity for love is pushed to its limits in this disturbing, nihilistic drama. Warning: This film contains extreme violence and animal cruelty.

German with English Subtitles, 110

Ghazvinizadeh, Anahita

Needle Needle

A young girl’s feelings about her parent’s break up come to the surface when she gets her ears pierced.

Part of Shorts 1: City & State - Local Heroes

English, 21

Gilchrist, Andrew

Sea Pig Sea Pig

A man’s recurring sexual fantasies about a mermaid tear his world apart.

Part of Shorts 3: Midnight Mayhem

English, 11

Gilliss, Nathan

Peach Juice Peach Juice

A teenage boy develops a seriously awkward sexual attraction.

Part of Shorts 2: Animation - Cel Division

English, 8

Golino, Valeria

Miele Miele

This tautly written drama follows Irene - nicknamed “Miele” (Italian for “Honey”) - as she treads legal and moral boundaries performing assisted suicides on elderly hospital patients. Progressively de-humanized and alienated, Irene finds what’s left of her morals challenged when she is approached by a depressed, fatalistic, yet physically healthy architect who has lost his will to live. A thought-provoking, humanistic character study featuring sharp, sensitive performances, Miele represents a mature and capable directorial debut from celebrated actress Valeria Golino (Respiro).

Italian with English Subtitles, 96

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