Chicago International Film Festival 2012 | CIFF reviews
Find out what you need to see October 18–25.
All screenings take place at the AMC River East 21 (322 E Illinois St) unless otherwise noted.
For advance tickets, call 312-332-FILM, go to ticketmaster.com/chicagofilmfestival or stop by the festival office (30 E Adams St, suite 800). For passes, go to chicagofilmfestival.com.
* Recommended titles
6pm Marie Krøyer Dir. Bille August. 2012. 103mins. Denmark. The wife of Danish painter Peder Severin Krøyer (1851–1909) feels stifled in their marriage. His mental instability drives her away, but it also gives August’s perfunctory infidelity drama what little excitement it has.—Ben Kenigsberg
* 6pm Post Tenebras Lux Dir. Carlos Reygadas. 2012. 120mins. Mexico/France. Word is that Reygadas has tweaked his booed-and-applauded WTF since its Cannes debut, but don’t worry—there’d be no way to make it lucid. And that’s okay: From its mesmerizing prologue, in which the director’s daughter frolics in a field as a lightning storm approaches, the director makes clear he’s going for an intuitive logic. Some moments (a minotaur-like specter wandering through a contemporary home) seem inspired by the cinema of Apichatpong Weerasethakul, though the class tract and just-out-of-frame pet slaughter are pure Reygadas.—Ben Kenigsberg
6:15pm The Best of INTERCOM Various dirs. The festival will present clips of select works of educational and corporate filmmaking.
6:30pm Ken Nordine Presents Agenbite of Inwit Approx. 57mins. This program comes from Chicago-based voiceover artist Ken Nordine, nonagenarian creator of the Word Jazz albums.