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2010 — 46th Chicago International Film Festival

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Ibáñez, Jaime Ruiz

Middle of the World, The Middle of the World, The

Mentally challenged Mingo, 25 years old and still living with his mother, regards the world around him with childlike enthusiasm, especially the world of women. After a sexual awakening, he becomes a guileless Casanova in his small town, to the resentment and unease of its male inhabitants. Part parable, part sexy romp, The Middle of the World portrays the chain of events that occurs when sexual and small-town politics collide.

Spanish with subtitles, 92 min.

Ikimi, Thomas

Legacy Legacy

Ten months have passed since former black ops soldier Malcolm (Idris Elba, The Wire) was brutally tortured at the hands of a Ukrainian arms dealer. Retreating into isolation in a Brooklyn apartment, Malcolm seeks to uncover a web of corruption involving a powerful senator… who also happens to be his brother. Paranoia and fear set in as Malcolm retraces the events of his failed military operation while confronting his own shameful and brutal past.

95 min.

Im, Sang-soo

Housemaid, The Housemaid, The

Im Sang-soo reimagines a classic of Korean cinema with this erotic thriller centering on the illicit affair between a wealthy, married pianist and his housekeeper. Naïve Eun-yi, newly hired on as a maid and nanny, is seduced by the master of the house, which doesn’t do her any favors when it comes to his pampered, pregnant young wife. But when Eun-yi herself becomes pregnant, she inadvertently ignites a powder keg of scheming and intrigue.

Korean with subtitles, 106 min.

Ivanova, Julia

Love Translated Love Translated

Odessa, Ukraine: full of rich culture, beautiful architecture, pulsating discos, and busloads of lonely middle-aged guys looking to land hot 20-year-old brides. Burned by women back home, guys from Minnesota to Marseilles are heading East

English, Russian with subtitles, 83 min.

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