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The Visitors Návštěvníci

  Veronika Lišková

  Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia     85 minutes

Synopsis

After a young Czech anthropologist, Zdenka, moves with her family to the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard to study how life is changing for this unique polar community, she quickly falls in love with her new home. But all is not sweeping Arctic beauty and quiet serenity in one of the world’s northernmost inhabited areas. Besides the threat of melting glaciers and thinning permafrost, Zdenka soon discovers a central tenant of Svalbard’s social policy—which allows citizens from all over the world to work there without a visa—is fueling deep-seated tensions in the area. With a mixture of beautiful Nordic vistas and icy psychological conflict, The Visitors is a remarkably prescient and humanistic story illuminating how the climate crisis, economics, and immigration are inextricably intertwined.

 Czech, English, Norwegian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sun, Oct 16 @ 2:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Special Guests*: Director Veronika Lišková
*Subject to change

Screening

Tue, Oct 18 @ 1:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Special Guests*: Director Veronika Lišková
*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

  •   Kristýna Michálek Květová, Martina Netíková
  •   Veronika Lišková
  •   Marek Šulík
  •   Vojtěch Vančura
  •   Zdenka Sokolíčková, Jakub Žárský, Josef Žárský, Vratislav Žárský, Adam Žárský
  •   Jakub Jurásek, Jan Richtr
  •   Jana Winderen, Jonatán Pastirčák
  •   Cinémotif Films, Ten Thousand Images, Peter Kerekes

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The Great Silence Den Store Stilhed

  Katrine Brocks

  Denmark     95 minutes

Synopsis

In this haunting tale of love, deceit, and forgiveness, Alma is a novice living a secluded life in a convent. As she is preparing to take her perpetual vows to become a nun, her estranged brother Erik comes knocking. After a stint in prison, the emotionally wrecked recovering alcoholic wants to claim what is rightfully his—a share of the family inheritance, which Alma has already gifted to the order. When it becomes clear that Erik wants to extract more from her than money, Alma must decide how far she is willing to go to ensure his silence and keep their dark shared history from coming to light. Dynamic, commanding performances by Kristine Kujath Thorp (Ninjababy) and Elliott Crosset Hove (Godland) propel this tension-filled drama toward an explosive conclusion.

 Danish, Norwegian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Wed, Oct 19 @ 8:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Special Guests*: Director Katrine Brocks
*Subject to change

Screening

Thu, Oct 20 @ 3:00pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 4

Special Guests*: Director Katrine Brocks
*Subject to change

Media

Film Credits

  •   Pernille Tornøe
  •   Marianne Lentz, Katrine Brocks
  •   Nikoline Løgstrup
  •   Oskar Arnfred
  •   Mia Mai Dengsø Graabæk
  •   Kristine Kujath Thorp, Elliott Crosset Hove, Karen-Lise Mynster
  •   Anders Ankerstjerne
  •   Johan Carøe
  •   Emily Nicoline Quist, Victor Cunha
  •   Monolit Film ApS

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A Human Position

  Anders Emblem

  Norway     79 minutes

Synopsis

Working as a journalist in a sleepy, seaside town, Asta has grown tired of covering the uneventful goings-on—recovering from an unnamed trauma, she is looking for meaning in her life and work. When a story about the deportation of a local asylum seeker comes across her desk, Asta is inspired to uncover the truth. The more she learns, the more the case begins to alter every facet of her personal and professional life. Effortlessly loose and appealingly low-key, A Human Position recalls the work of Jim Jarmusch as it finds profound meaning in everyday objects and situations. Careful, stunning compositions and detailed design perfectly echo Asta’s internal struggle.

 Norwegian with subtitles 

Screenings & Events

Screening

Sat, Oct 15 @ 4:15pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Director Anders Emblem
*Subject to change

Screening

Mon, Oct 17 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Special Guests*: Director Anders Emblem
*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

  •   Anders Emblem, Stian Skjelstad
  •   Anders Emblem
  •   Anders Emblem
  •   Brynhild Dagslott
  •   Michael Mark Lanham
  •   Amalie Ibsen Jensen, Maria Agwumaro
  •   Eirik Slinning Korsnes
  •   Vesterhavet

Shorts 6: It Hurts to Laugh (Comedy)

  Various

  Canada, Estonia, Macedonia, Norway, United States 91 minutes

Synopsis

Pitch-black comedies, absurd deadpan oddities, and farcical send-ups are featured in this program of films that revel in the hilarity of life’s stresses and contradictions. Featuring works by Bridget Moloney, Gunhild Enger, Georgi M. Unkovski, Zach Woods, Kerli Kirch Schneider, Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, and Galen Johnson.

Blocks (U.S.) is an existential comedy about the mother of two young children who begins to spontaneously vomit toy blocks. Play Schengen (Norway) details a gaming company’s hilariously fraught effort to educate children about the European Union. After an unsuccessful attempt to renew his car registration, Dejan falls into a bureaucratic trap that tests his determination in the darkly comedic Sticker (Macedonia). In dire straits and thinking of ending it all, David (U.S.) turns to his therapist, played by Will Ferrell, for help. The people of the village Virago (Estonia) brace themselves for an unusually perilous 40th birthday celebration. Stump the Guesser (Canada) finds a vaudevillian showman on an absurd quest to disprove the theory of heredity.

 English, Estonian, Macedonian, Norwegian with subtitles 

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“Play Schengen” [Short Film]

  Gunhild Enger

  Norway 15 minutes

Watch Info

This film is available as part of Shorts 6: It Hurts to Laugh (Comedy)

Synopsis

The story of a gaming company’s hilariously fraught effort to educate children about the European Union.

 Norwegian with subtitles 

Sponsors

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