“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...