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2011 — 47th Chicago Film Festival

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Kaige, Chen

Sacrifice Sacrifice

What are the limits of loyalty, family, and justice? Driven by jealousy and power, General Tu-Angu frames an entire clan for the murder of their king and wipes out all 300 members. All but one - a baby boy and dynastic heir, secretly rescued by the family doctor. But when Tu-Angu orders the Herod-like murder of every male infant, the doctor makes an inconceivable sacrifice in Kaige Chen’s (Farewell My Concubine) breathtaking adaptation of a classical Chinese opera.

Mandarin with subtitles, 132 min

Kapoor, Pankaj

Mausam (Seasons of Love) Mausam (Seasons of Love)

Join us on the red carpet as we celebrate the launch of the Spotlight South Asia program, presented by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with a Gala Presentation of the highly anticipated Bollywood feature Mausam (Seasons of Love). Renowned Indian actor Pankaj Kapoor makes his directorial debut with this Bollywood-style love story between Kashmiri refugee Aayat and Punjabi Air Force officer Harry. Spanning a full decade and two continents, we follow their relationship through four distinct seasons, each representing a different stage in their lives. A passionate and sweeping romantic epic full of exuberant musical numbers, Mausam brings to life an unforgettable journey of sacrifice, separation, and love.

Hindi with subtitles, 160 min

Keshales, Aharon

Rabies Rabies

Take the classic horror movie formula - hot girls lost in the woods, marauding homicidal maniacs, and gallons of blood and gore. Add some dark humor, sharp, witty dialogue, and unexpected twists and voilá, you get Rabies, Israel’s critically acclaimed first foray into the slasher genre. Sophisticated enough to appeal to a broad audience but with sufficient splatter to satisfy the hardcore genre fan, Rabies is an exhilarating and highly enjoyable viewing experience.

Hebrew with subtitles, 90 min

Kilani, Leila

On the Edge On the Edge

Badia and Imane dream of leaving their job at a shrimp processing plant in Tangier and working in the “Free Zone”, an enclave beyond the capital city that boasts European business practices and proffers entry into a better life. The twosome befriend another duo who work at a textile plant in the "Free Zone" and begin making some extra cash stealing goods to resell on the black market. Moody and edgy, reflecting the girls' own restiveness, this noir-infused tale plaintively examines the cost of class aspiration in an unyielding society.

Arabic with subtitles, 106 min

Kim, Min-suk

Haunters Haunters

A young thief’s ability to control minds is frustrated when he meets one just beyond his reach in this fast paced Korean action thriller. On a routine robbery of a pawnshop, things go terribly awry and an epic cat-and-mouse game quickly ensues, taking the viewer on a super charged tour of Seoul at night.

Korean with subtitles, 114 min

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