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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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Yamashita, Nobuhiro

The Drudgery Train The Drudgery Train

In this offbeat coming-of-age tale, a charming, rebellious high school dropout named Kanta befriends the kind, provincial Shoji. The two bring out the best in each other, each gaining confidence from their friendship - especially regarding pursuit of the opposite sex. The working class Kanta becomes a sort of unruly anti-hero, maintaining his pride, defiance, and self-assurance even as his prospects seem increasingly grim.

Japanese with subtitles, 113 min

Yankelevich, Tali

The Perfect Fit The Perfect Fit

The delicacy and perfection of ballet dancers is juxtaposed cleverly with the gruff, masculine men who spend their lives making their shoes. Yet both processes are equally painstaking.

Part of: Shorts 6: Truth Be Told

English, 9 min

Yao, Hung-I

Hometown Boy Hometown Boy

Produced by Hou Hsiao-Hsien and bearing a touch of the master’s ability to craft moments of quiet, contemplative beauty and revelation, Hometown Boy follows artist Liu Xiao-Dong on his first significant visit back to his hometown of Jincheng in decades. The film captures Liu as he works on a project to re-paint friends who had posed for him more than 30 years earlier, creating a compelling portrait of a major artist at work, and of Jincheng.

Mandarin with subtitles, 72 min

Yaraghi, Adel

Meeting Leila Meeting Leila

Featuring a brilliant performance from A Separation star Leila Hatami, Meeting Leila follows a young woman who demands that her chain-smoking fiancé quits smoking before their marriage. This poses a problem for this advertising agency idea man for whom smoking is an integral part of his creative process in this gently comic, insightful look at the compromises and negotiations required in any relationship.

Farsi with subtitles, 88 min

Now showing rows 1 - 4 of 4