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2009 — 45th Chicago International Film Festival

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The Yellow Handkerchief The Yellow Handkerchief

USA
Director: Udayan Prasad

Gorgeous in its visual execution and sublime in its emotional resonance, The Yellow Handkerchief is a timeless story of trust, forgiveness, and love. After serving six years, Brett Hanson (William Hurt) is released from prison with quiet dignity and subtle remorse. Bound for home, but unsure if his wife (Maria Bello) will welcome him, Brett accepts a ride from two wayward teens (Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne). At first, he keeps to himself, but in time he becomes a trusted father figure and begins to slowly reveal the secrets of his troubled past. As Brett watches young love blossom between his two new friends, he is reminded that true love is worth waiting for, and sometimes fate gives you a second chance.

102 minutes

Young Love Young Love

Australia
Director: Ariel Kleiman

Erno is in tortuous pain, but danger is following him, so he must keep running. Young Love illustrates why clarity can often be found in the eyes of strangers.

Young Love will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 3: Rediscovery: Information & Show Times

7 minutes

The Young Victoria The Young Victoria

UK / USA
Director: Jean-Marc Vallée

In The Young Victoria, Emily Blunt (The Devil Wears Prada) delivers an incredibly appealing performance as Queen Victoria in the turbulent first years of her reign. Rupert Friend (Pride & Prejudice) portrays Prince Albert, the suitor who wins her heart and becomes her partner in one of history's greatest romances. This love story, set amongst all the intrigue of the court, also features Paul Bettany (Iron Man, The Da Vinci Code), Miranda Richardson (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire), Jim Broadbent (The Damned United, The Chronicles of Narnia), Thomas Kretschmann (Valkyrie), and Mark Strong (Sherlock Holmes, Tristan & Isolde).

100 minutes