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Discover The World
Passes Now On Sale!

The 49th Chicago International Film Festival presents a sneak peek at twenty films from what promises to be our most exciting program yet. From award-winning films to spine-tingling thrillers and the brave work of up-and-coming filmmakers, these films will allow you to discover new ways of looking at the world. Be the first to see the films everyone will be talking about!

Festival Passes are now on sale:
Moviegoer (10 regular admissions): $95 for Cinema/Chicago members, $125 for non-members.
Passport (20 regular admissions): $180 for Cinema/Chicago members, $240 for non-members

Purchase your pass by August 30 and receive a $10 discount (use promo code 49FEST10 at check out).

Passes on sale at CHICAGOFILMFESTIVAL.COM or by calling 312.683.0121.

September 17: Full schedule announced
September 18 – 20: Members only pre-sale
September 21: Individual tickets on sale to the general public. Click here for more information.

Festival Passes are not valid for Special Presentations, Galas, Tributes, Opening Night Gala, Centerpiece, and Closing Night.

Opening Night at the Chicago Theater
Thursday, October 10 / Chicago Theater (175 N. State St.)

Join us on the red carpet as we kick off the 49th Chicago International Film Festival with our Opening Night Gala. Event details to be announced soon!

Click here for ticketing information.


Big Bad Wolves
Directors: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

When the leadIWCコ?ー時?/a> ロレックスコ"ー時?/a> suspect in a brutal child murder is released due to a police blunder, a vigilante police detective and a grieving father take the law into their own hands in this fantastically intense, darkly funny revenge thriller from the pioneers of Israeli horror cinema.

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Blue is the
Warmest Color
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche

Teenager Adèle's life is turnedIWCコ?ー時?/a> ロレックスコ"ー時?/a> upside down the night she meets blue-haired Emma in this scandalous winner of the top prize at Cannes. Adèle's passionate sexual awakening and their ensuing relationship over several years are depicted in searing, intimate detail with sharp, controlled direction and breathtaking performances from the two leads.



Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Director: Chiemi Karasawa

A ferocious, funny, and poignant portrait of the one-of-a-kind Broadway legend as she reaches her 87th year, Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me showcases the brash,  レ?リカ時計 バーバリーコ"ー時?/a> オメガコ"ー時?/a>uncompromising Tony and Emmy Award-winner both onstage and off. Stritch's inimitable personality is on full display in this hilarious, affectionate tribute.

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The Girls on
Liberty Street
Director: John Rangel

A teenager on the verge of leaving for the army, Brianna spends her last week at home  レ?リカ時計 バーバリーコ"ー時?/a> オメガコ"ー時?/a>trying to mend tensions with her friends and family. Eschewing melodrama, the film imbues this simple story with a deft style and effortlessly natural performances, creating an assured portrait of a young woman in transition.

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Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Despite a paralyzed leg that keeps him on the fringes of society, Grigris comes alive at the local nightclub, tearing up the dance floor every night. When a relative falls critically ill, the desperate Grigris turns to レ?リカ時計 バーバリーコ"ー時?/a> オメガコ"ー時?/a> black market kingpin Moussa to pay the hospital bills and soon finds himself in over his head.

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Director: Amat Escalante

In a misguided attempt to finance his elopement with 12-year-old Estela, police cadet Beto steals two large packages of cocaine, setting off a string of increasingly violent consequences for him and for Estela's family in this unflinching look at the cycle of drugs and violence in contemporary Mexico.コ?ー時?/a> スー'ーコ"ー時?/a> 時計コ??/a> 模造"時?/a>

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The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete
Director: George Tillman

During a sweltering summer in New York City, 13-year-old Mister's hard-living mother (Jennifer Hudson) is apprehended by the police, leaving the boy and nine-year-old Pete alone to forage for food while dodging child protective services and the destructive scenarios of the projects. The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete is a beautifully observed, moving film about salvation through friendship.コ?ー時?/a> スー'ーコ"ー時?/a> 時計コ??/a> 模造"時?/a>

Like Father, Like Son
Director: Kore-eda Hirokazu

The lives of success-driven architect Ryota and his shy wife Midori are turnedコ?ー時?/a> スー'ーコ"ー時?/a> 時計コ??/a> 模造"時?/a> upside down when they discover that, due to a hospital mix-up six years earlier, their son Keita is not their own. The foundations of their identities as loving parents begin to crumble as they meet their biological child.



The Missing Picture
Director: Rithy Panh

How do you document a genocide when no footage of the atrocities exists? Rithy Panh attempts an answer in this Cannes prize-winning film recounting a childhood under the Khmer Rouge, illusコ?ー時?/a> スー'ーコ"ー時?/a> 時計コ??/a> 模造"時?/a>trating his memories with hand carved clay figures. This innovative documentary explores the intersection of historical memory and the power of images.

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Monsoon Shootout
Director: Amit Kumar

As heavy monsoon rains lash Mumbai, rookie cop Adi raises his gun to a criminal and must コ?ー時?/a> スー'ーコ"ー時?/a> 時計コ??/a> 模造"時?/a>decide whether or not to pull the trigger. Monsoon Shootout presents three alternate scenarios, each sending Adi spiraling on a journey downward that pits him against fate and a system that presents a quagmire of moral ambiguity.



My Sweet Pepper Land
Director: Hiner Saleem

A godforsaken border town in newly-autonomous Kurdistan serves as the setting for this Western-inspired tale of justice and honor. Both Baran, a former Kurdish independence war hero, and Govend, a beautiful young woman defying tradition to become a teacher, are determined to see order and civilization restored to their damaged country.

The Priest's Children
Director: Vinko Bresan

Troubled by his small island's rapidly dwindling population, the dogmatic young Father Fabijan sabotages the town's birth control. Soon the picturesque island town is awash in pregnant women, and the absurd unintended consequences of the plan begin piling up in this irreverent, hilarious dark comedy.



Directors: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

Mafia hitman Salvo is solitary, callous, and ruthless. His deep-rooted cold-bloodedness is tested, however, when, on his latest job, he discovers his target's sister, a blind woman named Rita. Disturbed by her unseeing stare, Salvo spares her life, fully aware of the inexorable consequences of this ill-fated choice.

Under The Rainbow
Director: Agnès Jaoui

Look At Me writer-director-star Agnès Jaoui returns with a witty, charming, modern day mélange of familiar fairy tales. When young Laura meets Sandro at a party, she thinks she may have met her Prince Charming. And then she meets Maxime. Laura must choose between them as they, and their families, deal with the tragicomic realities of romance.

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Walesa: Man of Hope
Director: Andrzej Wajda

Legendary director Andrzej Wajda tells the inspiring story of Lech Walesa, Nobel laureate and Poland's first post-Soviet president. The charismatic Walesa rises from the shipyard to union leadership and becomes the voice and face of the growing solidarity movement, standing up to the feared Soviet Union and leading Poland's fight for independence.

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Die Welt
Director: Alex Pitstra

In the summer of 2011, Tunisia is finally free of its dictatorial shackles, but 23-year-old Abdallah still dreams of escaping to Europe. Following a chance encounter, Abdallah's passion to reach the other side of the Mediterranean burns brighter than ever before, prompting a desperate gamble for escape.

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Will You Still Love
Me Tomorrow?

Director: Arvin Chen

Introvert Weichung's measured life as a family man is shaken up when a chance encounter revives feelings from his long suppressed gay past, forcing him to choose between love and security. Fantastical flourishes color this bittersweet romantic comedy that is at once wise and funny in its exploration of formal notions of family, sexuality, and friendship.

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Short Films

Highlights from this year's program include: 23-year-old Tim attempts to seduce the ladies, but his stutter gets in the way in Stammering Love. In Needle, a young girl's feelings about her parents' divorce are explored when she goes to get her ears pierced. A teenager develops an awkward attraction in Peach Juice (pictured).


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