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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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Wet Wet

Director: Brad Bischoff

A seemingly pleasant day for the rest of Chicago turns stormy for one young man. Faced with the grim reality of being eternally wet, he must decide whether he belongs on land or sea.

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

5 minutes

Who's Afraid of the Wolf? Who's Afraid of the Wolf?

Czech Republic
Director: Maria Proch√°zkov√°

In this fantastical fairy tale for all ages, the adults in young Terezka's life have suddenly begun to act oddly. Hushed conversations, a strange new character, and an unwanted revelation convince her that her mother is not who she seems. Terezka's imagination runs wild as she tries to understand the family crisis and wake up from what she hopes is a bad dream.

Czech with subtitles, 90 minutes

Will Not Stop There Will Not Stop There

Croatia / Serbia
Director: Vinko Bresan

When private eye and Croatian war veteran Martin brings a Serbian porn star back to his Zagreb apartment, his plans for the night are clear only to himself. But twists and turns—and a little bit of humor—will gradually reveal Martin's motivations for this bizarre adventure. A dark satire with an unconventional romance, Will Not Stop There explores the devastation and heartbreak left in the wake of war.

Croatian with subtitles, 110 minutes

A Woman's Way A Woman's Way

Director: Panos H. Koutras

Taboos of love, sex, and family are defiantly and happily broken in A Woman's Way. Following a love affair between an ex-con and a transsexual hooker, the film has a shocking twist echoing the classic tragedies of Greek theater. Vibrant colors and sensational costuming balance the deep-dark storyline, propelling this melodrama to sensational heights.

Greek with subtitles, 113 minutes

Women in Trouble Women in Trouble

Director: Sebastian Gutierrez

A pregnant porn star, a couple of call girls, a scorned psychiatrist, a teenage goth, a flight attendant with a crush on a famous passenger… the troubles of this cluster of LA women couldn't be more different, but on one crazy day feminine compassion will alter all of their lives. Devilish humor, razor-sharp scripting, and a knockout ensemble of talented actresses (including Carla Gugino, Connie Britton, and Marley Shelton) turn Trouble into pure pleasure.

94 minutes