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Chicago International Film Festival Announces First 22 Films to Premiere; Over 50 Countries Represented

By Srimathi Sridhar | Indiewire August 23, 2012 at 11:57AM

Cinema/Chicago and The Chicago International Film Festival announced the first 22 films out of 150 that will premiere from October 11th to 25th at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival. The festival, which is the oldest in North America, will have films from over 50 countries. Mimi Plauché, the Programming Director at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival, talked about some of the international films to expect at the festival.
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Cinema/Chicago and The Chicago International Film Festival announced the first 22 films out of 150 that will premiere from October 11th to 25th at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival. The festival, which is the oldest in North America, will have films from over 50 countries. 

Mimi Plauché, the Programming Director at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival, talked about some of the international films to expect at the festival.

“The line-up includes brilliant new work from such Festival alumni as Iran’s Abbas Kiarostami, Italy’s Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, France’s Leos Carax, Denmark’s Bille August and Romania’s Cristian Mungiu, along with exciting debuts from young filmmakers from around the world," she said.

Michael Kutza, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival said these first films were "just a taste of the strong line-up we have this year which include award-winning films, quirky comedies, spine-tingling thrillers, eye-opening documentaries, emotionally charged dramas, and innovative shorts. Chicago audiences will have the chance to see some of the most exhilarating films the world has to offer.”

The festival's Opening Night will take place at The Harris Theater in Chicago on October 11th with festival screenings at the AMC River East 21. A variety of festival passes are on sale now and can be bought here

An official release of the 22 films to premiere and their synpopsis follows on the next page...

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