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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Maclean, John

Pitch Black Heist Pitch Black Heist

Michael Fassbender stars in this dark, suspenseful tale of a professional safe cracker who encounters a hitch while on the job.

Part of: Shorts 7: Chaos Theory

English, 13 min

Marczewski, Filip

Shameless Shameless

In an incendiary story of love, desire, and betrayal between siblings, the rebellious young Tadek returns to sister Anka’s home in search of solace and affection. Bound together by a painful shared family history, brother and sister must find a way to break free in order to survive. This formidable debut fearlessly yet tenderly explores one of society’s last taboos.

Polish with subtitles, 80 min

Mariño, Gabriel

A Secret World A Secret World

A poetic, tender road movie, A Secret World follows tormented teenager Maria as she makes her way through Mexico seeking her place in life. The film focuses on the pleasant beauty of the landscape and the eccentric, endearing personality of Maria as she comes into her own. Gorgeously filmed, this lyrical coming-of-age story doubles as a wistful hymn to a young woman’s self-discovery.

Spanish with subtitles, 87 min

Mars, Chris

In Hanford In Hanford

This eerie black and white animation depicts a little-known environmental catastrophe.

Part of: Shorts 3: Midnight Mayhem

English, 5 min

Marsh, James

Shadow Dancer Shadow Dancer

A gritty political thriller, Shadow Dancer follows IRA agent Collette McVeigh as she’s caught by the police and forced to inform on her family. Collette’s handler, Mac (Clive Owen), is surprised and frustrated to find himself shut out of certain aspects of his own operation, while Collette is sure that her family and colleagues suspect her. An increasingly complex network of secrets and betrayals is uncovered in this stark, beautifully acted drama.

English, 100 min

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