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Monster: Digging Deeper into Movies with Nick Davis

Creating a Monster: Uneasy Artistry from a Master Director

Monster has hypnotized audiences and sparked debates since debuting at Cannes (where it won Best Screenplay and the Queer Palm), right up through the Chicago International Film Festival (where it won the Q-Hugo). Its interest in complex adolescence and in the bonds but also the fragility of family sustains a key thread in work by Japanese master filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda (Shoplifters, Nobody Knows) while taking those ideas in twisty new directions. This Digging Deeper installment will explore these ideas in the film and draw some connections to Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron, as both continue their runs at the Siskel Film Center.

Please note: The discussion ticket does not include a ticket to screen the film.

Get Tickets for Monster – opening December 1

Get Tickets for The Boy and the Heron – opening December 8


This event series is made possible with the support of the Robert & Penelope Steiner Family Foundation.

Event Information

Saturday, December 9, 2023

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N State St
Chicago, IL 60601



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