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A couple sits side-by-side on a blue couch.

The Hypnosis

  •   Ernst de Geer
  •   Sweden, Norway, France

This incisive, quick-witted, and cringe-inducing satire opens with André and Vera on the cusp of a business breakthrough. Invited to pitch their app concept at an international workshop for young entrepreneurs, the Swedish duo begins to feverishly prepare. Then, days before the event, Vera books a session with a hypnotherapist in hopes that it will help her quit smoking. Now, she’s suddenly cigarette-free and has a new outlook on life — one that is completely free of social inhibitions. As their big moment approaches, André begins to worry.

This delightfully awkward sendup of modern entrepreneurial culture is an ironic, open-hearted look at what it means to be your authentic self in the face of societal expectations.

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New Directors Program Sponsors

Robert and Penelope Steiner Family Foundation

Comedy Program Sponsor

Logo: The Second City 329x75

Event Information

Saturday, October 14, 2023

  •   98 minutes
1500 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, IL 60610 United States



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