I LOVE MOVIES!
Yes, I screamed the above line. Any one that knows me knows that every year I await the Chicago International Film Festival like a lover awaiting the return of their loved one from war. I count the days, wonder what films will be screened that year, what countries are they from, how many days will I be locked inside the theater with my favorite characters…
This year is no exception. The Festival is running from October 7th till the 21st. Check out the website on where to get your tickets! Act fast because usually they will go by faster than you can say “I want to check out this movie”.
I’ve made it easy for you folks. You know I have a great taste so I’m going to recommend few that I think are not to be missed. Comment and let me know what you think of my picks and what others do you plan to go see! Enjoy! The description is taken directly form the Festival’s site.
Asleep in the Sun (Argentina)
Lucio loves his wife Diana desperately, but her losing battle with depression prompts him to commit her to an institution in the hopes that their radical methods will cure her. Diana returns home only a few days later, pronounced healthy yet deeply altered by the treatments she underwent. Festival alum Alejandro Chomski creates an atmosphere of disquieting surreality with his arresting, off-center visual style in this Kafkaesque tale of mental illness.
Black Swan (USA)
This psychological thriller set in the world of New York City ballet stars Natalie Portman as Nina, a dancer in a ballet company who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival (Mila Kunis). Black Swan takes a thrilling and at times terrifying journey through the psyche of a young ballerina whose starring role as the duplicitous swan queen turns out to be a part for which she becomes frighteningly perfect.read more