Two Taiwanese Films at the Chicago International Film Festival

Title: Two Taiwanese Films at the Chicago International Film Festival
Location: AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60610
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Description: For 45 years, the Chicago International Film Festival has brought you the brightest and boldest new films and filmmakers—from Slumdog Millionaire and Reservoir Dogs to Scorsese, Fassbinder, Wenders, and Herzog—first. This year, the festival will be showing two Taiwanese films — Face and A Place of One’s Own.

Location: AMC River East 21, 322 E Illinois St, Chicago, IL 60610
Time: Varies, see film description
Price: $12 Regular Admission, $9 Cinema/Chicago members, students, and seniors, $5 matinees
Website: www.chicagofilmfestival.com

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Face

A four-time award winner at the Festival, master Tsai Ming-Liang (Goodbye, Dragon Inn; What Time Is It Over There?) returns with a sumptuously staged, boldly visual film about a Taiwanese filmmaker who casts French actors in his latest disaster-fraught film—despite not speaking a word of French. An artistic tip of the hat to FranÇois Truffaut and the spirit of the New Wave, Face stars Truffaut regulars Jean-Pierre LÉaud and Fanny Ardant. French, Taiwanese with subtitles, 141 minutes

When: October 14, 8:30 PM; October 15, 8:15 PM; October 19, 3:15 PM ($5 Matinee)

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A Place of One’s Own

The search for a home dominates the lives of a diverse group of strangers in the directing debut from the writer of God Man Dog. Lou Yi-an subtly interweaves the stories of a struggling indie rocker and an ailing origami master, whose fates collide over an inauspicious real estate deal. A sympathetic cast brings the characters to life, and the radiant cinematography illuminates many sides of contemporary Taipei. Mandarin, Taiwanese, Amis with subtitles, 118 minutes

When: October 12, 8:00 PM; October 14, 5:30 PM; October 19 3:30 PM ($5 Matinee)
Actor Mo Tzu Yi is scheduled to attend the October 12 and October 14 showings.
Start Date: 2009-10-12
End Date: 2009-10-19

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