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Best of 2022: International Features

How does Oscar cull just five nominees for Best International Feature from the sum of all movies produced across the planet in one year? After explaining that arcane process (and the exclusions it often produces), we will look closely at the styles and subject matters of some of this year’s selections. We will also reserve time for one or two films that barely missed Oscar’s list, noting some contexts for the acclaim they elicited in their countries of origins as well as the aesthetic nuances that earned them more admirers around the world.

Join the Chicago International Film Festival and Nick Davis, Northwestern Professor and film critic, for a series of free interactive lectures exploring recent releases and festival films from around the world with a focus on the nuances of imagery, editing, and sound that complicate story and theme. This discussion is free and open to the public.

Optional viewing in advance: All Quiet on the Western Front and Argentina, 1985.


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

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Saturday, March 11, 2023

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


This event is free and open to the public.


Cinema/Chicago is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment at all our programs and events. All event venues are fully wheelchair accessible, with no-step entrances or rap access and elevators. All venues offer wheelchair-designated spaces, companion seating, easy-access theater seating, and accessible restrooms. For accommodation requests, please email us at access@chicagofilmfestival.com, call us at 312-683-0121, x108, or complete our Accommodation Request Form.

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