Chicago International Film Festival 2017 International Screenings Program
When: Saturday, May 31- October 4, 2017 6:30PM-8:30PM Register
Where: Chicago Cultural Center, Claudia Cassidy Theater, 2nd Floor, 78 E. Washington St.
Arrive early as seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is limited to theater capacity. Films are unrated. Viewer discretion is advised.
A Taste of Cinema
Cinema/Chicago presents the annual International Screenings Program, a free weekly film series that celebrates international and independent filmmaking.
This year, with “A Taste of Cinema”, they are offering a international films showcasing culinary traditions from around the world.
From grilled-meat documentaries to rom-coms showcasing celebrity chefs, you will leave the theater hungry for more. Discussions led by cultural leaders, scholars and film critics will be held after select screenings.
Wednesday, July 12
Dir. Sylvain Chomet
2013, 106 min.
In this live action musical from animator Sylvain Chomet, thirty-something Paul, orphaned as an infant, has spent his entire sheltered life raised by overprotective aunts.
A piano virtuoso, he spends his routine days accompanying their dance classes and entertaining their friends, rewarded with a plateful of sweet chouquettes.
His mind and palette suddenly expand when the freewheeling hippy Madame Proust enters his life and introduces him to a world of exotic foods and herbal brews.
Wednesday, July 19
Confia em Mim
Dir. Michel Tikhomiroff
2014, 85 min.
Co-presented by: Consulate General of Brazil in Chicago and Cinema/Chicago
Mariana is a talented chef working in São Paulo where she meets and falls for the mysterious and charming Caio. As their relationship develops, Caio sells her on the idea of opening her own restaurant.
Buoyed by his encouragement and enthusiasm, she is blind to his manipulation and ulterior motives until it is too late. Or is it? In this gripping rom-com-cum-thriller, Mariana must decide whether revenge really is a dish best served cold. Portuguese with subtitles.
Wednesday, July 26
Dir. Maite Alberdi
2014, 80 min.
For six decades, a group of women have met monthly for tea and talk. Always smartly dressed and coiffed, they spend hours together gossiping, singing, laughing, reminiscing and contemplating life and death, all the while sipping tea and sampling sumptuous pastries.
In this, funny and poignant portrait of these women lies a universal story of friendship and the changing roles of women in society. Winner of best documentary prizes around the world, Tea Time is a vérité treat. Spanish with subtitles.