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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Tabakman, Haim

Eyes Wide Open Eyes Wide Open

Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox community offers the comfort of belonging, but the conformity can be suffocating. Aaron, a devoted husband and father, is well respected in this world. Then he meets Ezri, a charismatic 22-year-old, who quickly steals Aaron's heart. Soon he's choosing this taboo love over his family. Guilt, torment, and pressure from the community will lead him to make a radical decision…

Hebrew, Yiddish with subtitles, 91 minutes

Tibblin, Andreas

Good Advice Good Advice

Tired of his parents never listening to him, 10-year-old Rasmus decides to run away from home. But before leaving, he records a cassette tape for his yet-to-be-born new brother with advice on how to handle life.

Good Advice will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 4: Escape and Rebellion: Information & Show Times

Swedish with English Subtitles, 15 minutes

Todorovsky, Valery

Hipsters Hipsters

Moscow, 1955. Soviet uniformity is the order of the day, but incurring the wrath of all the grim-faced comrades in Russia isn't enough to stop a group of young "hipsters" from donning outrageous threads, puffing up their pompadours, pushing up their cleavage, throwing back martinis, and shakin' their hips. Could this romantic, infectiously fun musical be this year's Slumdog Millionaire?

Russian with subtitles, 125 minutes

Tucker, Anand

Red Riding 1983 Red Riding 1983

Nine years after the conviction and imprisonment of a suspected child murderer, the disturbingly familiar disappearance of a new victim sends deep tremors through the life of policeman Maurice Jobson. Through this new disappearance, the sad-eyed, subdued Jobson is forced to come to terms with—and atone for—the role he has played in the police department's unsavory past practices. Anand Tucker (Shopgirl, Hilary and Jackie) directs the final installment in this engrossing trilogy.

103 minutes

Now showing rows 1 - 4 of 4