Release Years Archives: 2022

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Next Sohee Daeum Sohee

  July Jung

  South Korea      2022    

Synopsis

Sohee, an overachieving high schooler, is optimistic about her future. After accepting an internship at a call center, she’s thrown into a chaotic world of grueling hours, crippling expectations, and low pay. Under mounting pressure, she takes her own life. Police detective Yoo-Jin begins an all-consuming investigation into Sohee’s tragic death. This ripped-from-the-headlines social procedural is a gripping condemnation of modern working culture.

 Korean with subtitles 
  134 minutes

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In-person Screening

Wed, Jul 24 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center

Tickets available Monday, July 15.

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Chiara

  Susanna Nicchiarelli

  Italy      2022    

Synopsis

Assisi, 1211. 18-year-old Chiara is convinced by her friend Francesco to take a vow of poverty. Cutting ties with her wealthy family, she embarks on a journey of devotion, passion, and rebellion. Based on the real life of Santa Chiara of Assisi, this impassioned musical tracks one woman’s lifelong, revolutionary fight for equality.

 Italian with subtitles 
  106 minutes

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Klondike

  Maryna Er Gorbach

  Ukraine      2022    

Synopsis

July 2014. A Ukrainian family living near the border with Russia finds themselves in the center of an international conflict. The pregnant Irka and husband Tolik resolve to remain in their home, despite the fact that it’s now missing a wall. As they attempt to rebuild, they’re forced to reckon with a complicated new reality—one that includes a mysterious plane crash, rumors of a separatist movement, and the escalation of war.

 Ukrainian, Russian with subtitles 
  100 minutes

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So Damn Easy Going Så jävla easy going

  Christoffer Sandler

  Sweden      2022    

Synopsis

Navigating the rollercoaster of highschool while caring for her clinically depressed father has Joanna feeling scattered. Making matters worse, her ADHD medication is running out with no money for a refill. Enter Audrey–a cool, confident new classmate. Joanna is smitten. Now with a full heart on top of a buzzing brain, she must get creative to make ends meet. This charming tale of self-discovery and young love sparkles against the backdrop of seaside Gothenburg.

 Swedish with subtitles 
  91 minutes

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You Have to Come and See It Tenéis que venir a verla

  Jonás Trueba

  Spain      2022    

Synopsis

Having lost touch over the course of the pandemic, two 30-something couples catch up in Madrid for dinner and a concert. They make plans to hang out again—this time in the countryside where one couple has moved and is adopting a suburban lifestyle. The afternoon transforms from a friendly get-together into a referendum on opposing approaches to life and the city. Captivating performances translate a smart, incisive script to create a rumination on modern living.

 Spanish with subtitles 
  64 minutes

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