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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Hagerman, Carlos

Those Who Remain Those Who Remain

This intimate documentary depicts the impact immigration has had on the families who have watched brothers, sons, and fathers leave Mexico in order to support their families. A film about nostalgia and longing for those who have left, Those Who Remain gently presents the gorgeous landscape of Mexico's ranchland and the quiet life of its inhabitants, those who have remained.

Spanish with subtitles, 96 minutes

Hanchar, Yves

No Hard Feelings No Hard Feelings

It's 1955, and troublemaker Laurent finds himself at a Belgian boarding school, where a teacher there recognizes his intelligence and encourages him to write. As Laurent's talent develops, he adopts his inspiring teacher as a father figure, while at the same time wondering about his real father, who disappeared during the war. As Laurent investigates the past, he is forced to confront his present.

French with subtitles, 104 minutes

Hansen, Alex Hans

Public Speaking Public Speaking

With mere seconds before his big speech, a high school student turns to President Ronald Reagan to help him conquer his fear of public speaking.

Public Speaking will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 1: Illinois[e]makers: Information & Show Times

4 minutes

Heidelbach, Kaspar

Berlin '36 Berlin '36

With Nazi-ruled Berlin facing boycotts of its 1936 Olympic Games if Jewish athletes aren’t allowed to participate, party officials bully expat champion high jumper Gretel Bergmann into training alongside a team that reviles her. At the same time, they use über-athlete Marie Ketteler as a pawn in a covert campaign to defeat Gretel. This powerful true story celebrates the small triumphs strong-willed individuals can win over tyranny and hatred.

German with subtitles, 100 minutes

Hernández, Julián

Raging Sun, Raging Sky Raging Sun, Raging Sky

This strangely hypnotic tale follows a young man's quest for love through the seediest spots in contemporary Mexico City. Named best gay-themed feature at Berlin, the film creates a deeply sensual atmosphere by blending intense eroticism and arresting monochrome visuals. For art film lovers, the rewards are worth the challenge.

Spanish with subtitles, 191 minutes

Now showing rows 1 - 5 of 12