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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Saba, Adrian

The Cleaner The Cleaner

In the midst of a mysterious epidemic that has decimated Lima’s population and shows no signs of abating, Eusebio - a forensic cleaner whose job is to remove corpses and sterilize the apartments of the dead - discovers an eight-year-old boy hiding in an uninhabited house. A grizzled loner who’s never been able to relate to people, Eusebio suddenly finds that he must care for the boy as civilization crumbles around them in this quietly compelling dystopian drama.

Spanish with subtitles, 95 min

Sachs, Ira

Keep the Lights On Keep the Lights On

A one-night stand between Erik and Paul quickly grows into something more. However, the two men’s drastically different attitudes towards work, life, and intimacy, along with Paul’s struggles with addiction, soon chip away at their chances of happiness. This sensitive, subtle account of an intense, nine-year on-off relationship tenderly reminds us that love is not always enough.

English, 102 min

Savill, Michelle

Ellen is Leaving Ellen is Leaving

In this bittersweet story, Ellen is leaving to travel the world. She just has one more thing to take care of before she leaves: finding a new girl for her boyfriend.

Part of: Shorts 4: Not OK, Cupid!

English, 15 min

Schonfeld, Maximiliano

Germania Germania

This gorgeously shot debut feature follows an Argentine family as they prepare to leave their tightly-knit German-speaking village for good. After a plague decimates their farm, they have no choice but to leave their home behind. As they say goodbye to old friends, the family attempts to reconcile the past and all their memories, good and bad, with their uncertain future in a town far away.

Spanish and German Dialect with subtitles, 75 min

Schoolman, Paul

StringCaesar StringCaesar

With a cast featuring both renowned actors (including legendary thespian Derek Jacobi) and hundreds of prisoners, StringCaesar tells the story of the early, under-documented life of emperor Julius Caesar. Set in three working prisons across the world (in South Africa, Wales and Canada), this remarkable ensemble collaborates to bring to life the thrilling, tumultuous story of one of the most powerful, enduring personalities in Western history.

English, 88 min

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