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2011 — 47th Chicago Film Festival

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Zeldovich, Alexander

Target Target

The year is 2020. The place, Russia. Four members of the country’s elite go out in search of the fountain of youth in this sci-fi take on Anna Karenina. Their goal is a secret military science facility that guards and administers the secret to eternal life which happens to also include an amped up sex drive. Throw in goggles that measure the good and evil in a person and this lurid, highly stylized, near giddy Russian production is sure to become a cult hit.

Russian with subtitles, 154 min

Zico, Ishtiaque

720 Degrees 720 Degrees

A one-take journey discovers the layers of relationships and our perception of reality within two circular panoramas. This award-winning short film experiments with the strength of non-diegetic sound elements and explores the fundamentals of visual language.

5 min

Zoabi, Sameh

Man Without a Cell Phone Man Without a Cell Phone

A young Arab Israeli finds his political voice in this genial comedy about Israel-Palestine tensions. Jawat loves to endlessly call girls on his cell phone, even though his heart belongs to another. His father, Saleh, is causing a ruckus over a newly constructed cell phone tower near his olive grove, going so far as to attempt its destruction. When Jawat’s calls to the West Bank draw the attention of Israeli authorities, the young slacker finally takes a stand.

Arabic with subtitles, 83 min

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