The Chicago International Film Festival has added two films to our 2018 lineup!
Fresh off its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Vox Lux stars Natalie Portman and Jude Law and is directed by Brady Corbet. The film begins in 1999 with teenage sisters Celeste and Eleanor, who survive a violent tragedy. The sisters transform their grief into something great by performing and composing a song about their experience – while also catapulting Celeste into stardom. Now 2017, Celeste is 31 and a mother of a teenage daughter of her own. She struggles to navigate a career haunted by scandals when another terrifying act of violence demands her attention.
The Stolen Caravaggio is directed by Roberto Andó and is going to be featured in the Spotlight: Italy and Masters programs at this year’s festival. The film is centered around Valeria, erudite and single, works for a film producer and also secretly ghostwrites for a screenwriter on the side. One day, she receives a gift from a stranger-the plot of a film that is filled with danger, excitement, and intrigue-and she finds herself caught up in an incredible adventure. The Stolen Caravaggio is a film that celebrates the power of cinema itself!