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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Pérezcano, Rigoberto

Northless Northless

An endless stretch of corrugated metal fencing and armed patrolmen aren't the only barriers keeping Andres from illegally jumping the Mexican border into the U.S. Failing at his first attempt, he is dumped into Tijuana, where two benevolent women care for him and vie for his attention, forcing him to confront issues beyond what it takes to survive a border crossing-questions of duty, family, and fidelity.

Spanish with subtitles, 95 minutes

Pons, Paulo

Revenge Revenge

A little boy walking by the river in the rural south of Brazil stumbles on a woman-raped, battered, left for dead. Six months later in Rio de Janeiro, a fiery take-charge beauty named Carol finds herself falling for Miguel, a steely-eyed "gaucho" from the country. As their affair intensifies, the secret circumstances of their meeting are slowly revealed, propelling this sexy, sophisticated thriller to a shocking finish.

Portuguese with subtitles, 105 minutes

Prasad, Udayan

The Yellow Handkerchief The Yellow Handkerchief

Gorgeous in its visual execution and sublime in its emotional resonance, The Yellow Handkerchief is a timeless story of trust, forgiveness, and love. After serving six years, Brett Hanson (William Hurt) is released from prison with quiet dignity and subtle remorse. Bound for home, but unsure if his wife (Maria Bello) will welcome him, Brett accepts a ride from two wayward teens (Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne). At first, he keeps to himself, but in time he becomes a trusted father figure and begins to slowly reveal the secrets of his troubled past. As Brett watches young love blossom between his two new friends, he is reminded that true love is worth waiting for, and sometimes fate gives you a second chance.

102 minutes

Prior, Kerry

The Revenant The Revenant

A zombie buddy comedy with political overtones? After being killed in combat, U.S. soldier Bart Gregory inexplicably rises from his grave-a walking, talking rotting corpse (or revenant), but otherwise himself. With the help of his friend Joey, he discovers he can not only keep from decomposing without killing the innocent but also clean up the mean streets of Los Angeles, all while cruising through the night in a 1979 Camaro.

105 minutes

Procházková, Maria

Who's Afraid of the Wolf? Who's Afraid of the Wolf?

In this fantastical fairy tale for all ages, the adults in young Terezka's life have suddenly begun to act oddly. Hushed conversations, a strange new character, and an unwanted revelation convince her that her mother is not who she seems. Terezka's imagination runs wild as she tries to understand the family crisis and wake up from what she hopes is a bad dream.

Czech with subtitles, 90 minutes

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