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2013 — 49th Chicago Film Festival

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La Jaula De Oro La Jaula De Oro

Mexico
Director: Diego Quemada-Díez

Three Guatemalan teens depart on the treacherous 1,200-mile trek towards the United States, riding atop dilapidated trains in the hope of finding a new life. Together they must undergo an unrelenting, arduous journey in which no one they meet can be trusted and catastrophe waits around every corner. Constantly upending audience expectations, this unrelenting immigration thriller will leave viewers at the edge of their seats until its nail-biting climax comes to a shocking close.

Spanish with English Subtitles, 102

Jonah Jonah

Tanzania / UK
Director: Kibwe Tavares

When two best friends photograph a gigantic fish leaping out of the sea, their small town blossoms into a tourist hot spot.

Part of Shorts 5: Spotlight Africa

English, 17

Just a Sigh Just a Sigh

France
Director: Jérôme Bonnell

Between performances of an Ibsen play in Calais, actress Alix (exquisitely played by Emmanuelle Devos) travels to Paris for an audition. On the train, she meets a mysterious, stoic Englishman (Gabriel Byrne). Played out over the course of a day, the film beautifully chronicles the blossoming of an all-too-brief love affair between the two, a momentary romance that brings hope and passion into Alix’s harried life, and comfort to her lover.

English, French with English subtitles, 105