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Alis

  Clare Weiskopf & Nicolás Van Hemelryck

  Colombia, Romania, Chile     84 minutes

Synopsis

Inside a state-run shelter for teenage girls in Bogotá, Colombia, filmmakers Clare Weiskopf and Nicolás van Hemelryck invite ten subjects to imagine a 15-year-old classmate named “Alis.” As they describe this fictitious person, some recount her troubled past and indominable nature; others, her sexual experiences, or their own romantic relationships with her. In time, “Alis” begins to take shape as a complex projection of their own identities, revealing intimate truths about the traumas, loves, and lives of the interviewed adolescents. In this impressively crafted documentary–winner of the Youth Jury Prize and the Teddy Award for Best Documentary at the Berlin Film Festival–Alis uses its innovative conceit to create an insightful and moving portrait of youth and resilience.

 Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Thu, Oct 20 @ 6:00pm CDT

at Gene Siskel Film Center

Special Guests*: Director/Producer Nicolás van Hemelryck
*Subject to change

Screening

Fri, Oct 21 @ 1:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Director/Producer Nicolás van Hemelryck
*Subject to change

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin only.

Media

Film Credits

  •   Radu Stancu, Alexandra Galvis
  •   Tatiana Andrade, Anne Fabini, Gustavo Vasco, Clare Weiskopf, Nicolás Van Hemelryck
  •   Gustavo Vasco (ECCA), Anne Fabini
  •   Helkin René Díaz G. (ADFC)
  •   Marius Leftărache
  •   Miguel Miranda, José Miguel Tobar
  •   Lise Lense-Moller, Vlad Radulescu, Nicolás Van Hemelryck, Clare Weiskopf, Ramona Grama
  •   Casatarántula

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Chile 1976

  Manuela Martelli

  Chile, Argentina, Qatar     95 minutes

Synopsis

In this tense, artful drama set during the early years of the Pinochet dictatorship, affluent matriarch Carmen heads to her family’s beach house to oversee its renovation. When she arrives, she’s asked by her priest to care for an injured young man he has taken in; she agrees, only to discover that her new charge is fleeing the military police and her act of charity has unwittingly placed her in perilous circumstances. Taut and restrained like its lead character, this quiet thriller is structured around an impossible, urgent conflict: Will Carmen protect herself and her family or stand up to a brutal regime with a simple and potentially fatal act of resistance?

 Spanish with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Thu, Oct 13 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 7

Screening

Sun, Oct 23 @ 11:45am CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Media

Film Credits

  •   Omar Zúñiga
  •   Manuela Martelli, Alejandra Moffat
  •   Francisca Correa
  •   Jesica Suárez
  •   Cinestación, Wood Producciones