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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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No Hard Feelings No Hard Feelings

Belgium / France
Director: Yves Hanchar

It's 1955, and troublemaker Laurent finds himself at a Belgian boarding school, where a teacher there recognizes his intelligence and encourages him to write. As Laurent's talent develops, he adopts his inspiring teacher as a father figure, while at the same time wondering about his real father, who disappeared during the war. As Laurent investigates the past, he is forced to confront his present.

French with subtitles, 104 minutes

Non-Love-Song Non-Love-Song

USA
Director: Erik Gernand

On the last day of summer before heading off to college, two 18-year-old best friends attempt to connect as adults, and for the first time in their lives share a "real" moment.

Non-Love-Song will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 1: Illinois[e]makers: Information & Show Times

8 minutes

North by Northwest North by Northwest

USA
Director: Alfred Hitchcock

The arrival of North by Northwest on Blu-ray is a landmark event in home video history, as it marks the very first of Alfred Hitchcock’s films to become available on this state-of-the-art format. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the famed director’s Oscar®-nominated thriller with this special screening and retrospective conversation with Martin Landau and Hitchcock historian and biographer John Russell Taylor. The film has received a meticulous restoration and remastering for this release with Warner Bros. Motion Picture Imaging scanning the original VistaVision production elements in 8K resolution. The resulting presentation reveals a depth of field and clarity never before possible, serving to heighten every thrill-packed moment.

131 minutes

Northless Northless

Mexico / Spain
Director: Rigoberto Pérezcano

An endless stretch of corrugated metal fencing and armed patrolmen aren't the only barriers keeping Andres from illegally jumping the Mexican border into the U.S. Failing at his first attempt, he is dumped into Tijuana, where two benevolent women care for him and vie for his attention, forcing him to confront issues beyond what it takes to survive a border crossing-questions of duty, family, and fidelity.

Spanish with subtitles, 95 minutes

Nothing Personal Nothing Personal

France
Director: Mathias Gokalp

The canapés are set, the string quartet is playing, and the champagne is flowing. The Muller pharmaceutical company is hosting a swank company banquet for its execs, but when the rumbling rumor of an imminent buyout and layoffs turns to a roar, suddenly it’s survival of the fittest…. Cleverly constructed and darkly funny, Nothing Personal puts a fresh, timely spin on the cutthroat nature of corporate—and human—relationships.

French with subtitles, 90 minutes

Nymph Nymph

Thailand
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A terrible new wrench is thrown into May's already rocky marriage on a camping trip when her husband discovers a gnarled, lonely tree that hides a dark secret. The inimitable director of Invisible Waves and Ploy journeys deep into the Thai jungle to create a supernatural love story infused with all the eerie atmosphere (amplified by an incredible three-dimensional soundscape) of an Edgar Allan Poe tale.

Thai with subtitles, 94 minutes