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2012 — 48th Chicago Film Festival

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The Impossible The Impossible

Director: Juan Antonio Bayona

Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor), and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.

English, 114 min

In Hanford In Hanford

Director: Chris Mars

This eerie black and white animation depicts a little-known environmental catastrophe.

Part of: Shorts 3: Midnight Mayhem

English, 5 min

In Their Skin In Their Skin

Director: Jeremy Power Regimbal

A relaxing trip to the country for a family of stylish urbanites takes a dark and disturbing turn when they are visited by their seemingly harmless neighbors. As their unsophisticated guests’ behavior becomes increasingly strange and menacing, the family realizes that they are trapped in a terrifying and potentially deadly situation. Skillfully building the claustrophobic atmosphere with masterful control over mood and pacing, In Their Skin is a chilling, sophisticated slice of terror.

English, 96 min

The Best of INTERCOM The Best of INTERCOM

The 48th International Communications Media competition
(INTERCOM), a competition run by the Festival’s presenting organization, Cinema/Chicago, recognizes the incredible creativity found in corporate, industrial, and educational filmmaking. This screening will showcase some of this year’s winning work, presenting an hour of non-theatrical filmmaking whose level of cinematic achievement truly deserves to be seen on the big screen.

60 min