Corpus Christi

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Corpus Christi

Polish and Dutch Oscar submissions Corpus Christi and Instinct are among the international competition line-ups announced by the 55th Chicago International Film Festival on Monday (16).

Most of the films screening in the festival’s international sections are North American and US premieres and have already been selected to represent their country in the Academy’s best international feature film race. They include Our Mothers (Belgium), and Spider (Chile).

Several of last year’s festival selections represent their countries this season, among them Aga (Bulgaria), Joy (Austria), Dear Son (Tunisia) and Wolkenbruch’s Wondrous Journey Into The Arms Of A Shiksa (Switzerland).

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival runs from October 16-27. Click here for more information.

New Directors Competition

Adam (Morocco-France-Belgium)
Dir. Maryam Touzani
US premiere

Bombay Rose (India-UK-Qatar-France)
Dir. Gitanjali Rao
US premiere

The Components Of Love (Germany)
Dir. Miriam Bliese
North American premiere

Instinct (The Netherlands)
Dir. Halina Reijn
US premiere

Just 6.5 (Iran)
Dir. Saeed Roustaee
North American premiere

Litigante (Colombia)
Dir. Franco Lolli
North American premiere

Maternal (Italy-Argentina)
Dir. Maura Delpero
North American premiere

Oleg (Belgium-Lithuania-France)
Dir. Juris Kursietis
North American premiere

The Orphanage (Denmark-Germany-France-Luxembourg-Afghanistan-Qatar)
Dir. Shahrbanoo Sadat
North American premiere

Our Mothers (Guatemala-Belgium-France)
Dir. César Díaz
North American premiere

Sheena667 (Russia)
Dir. Grigory Dobrygin
North American premiere

Sole (Italy-Poland)
Dir. Carlo Sironi
US premiere

A Thief’s Daughter (Spain)
Dir. Bélen Funes
North American premiere

Wild Sparrow (Taiwan)
Dir. Shih Li
US premiere

International Feature Competition

Balloon (China)
Dir. Pema Tseden
US premiere

Clemency (USA)
Dir. Chinonye Chukwu

Corpus Christi (Poland, pictured)
Dir. Jan Komasa
US premiere

The Fever (Brazil)
Dir. Maya Da Rin
US premiere

Fire Will Come (Spain-France-Luxembourg)
Dir. Oliver Laxe

A Girl Missing (Japan)
Dir. Koji Fukada

Gloria Mundi (France)
Dir. Robert Guédiguian
North American premiere

Lara (Germany)
Dir. Jan-Ole Gerster
North American premiere

La Llorona (Guatemala)
Dir. Jayro Bustamante
US premiere

Mayor Of Rione Sanita (Italy)
Dir. Mario Martone
North American premiere

The Painted Bird (Czech Republic-Ukraine-Slovak Republic)
Dir. Václav Marhoul
US premiere

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (France)
Dir. Céline Sciamma

The Sleepwalkers (Argentina)
Dir. Paula Hernández
US premiere

Sorry We Missed You (UK-France-Belgium)
Dir. Ken Loach

Spider (Chile-Argentina-Brazil)
Dir. Andrés Wood
US premiere

Vitalina Varela (Portugal)
Dir. Pedro Costa

International Documentary Competition

The Cordillera Of Dreams (Chile)
Dir. Patricio Guzmán
US premiere

Digitalkarma (Switzerland)
Dirs. Francesca Scalisi, Mark Olexa
North American premiere

The Hypnotist (Finland)
Dir. Arthur Franck
US premiere

Forman vs. Forman (Czech Republic)
Dirs. Jakub Hejna, Helena Trestíková
North American premiere

MOTHER (Thailand-Belgium)
Dir. Kristof Bilsen
North American premiere

My Father And Me (UK)
Dir. Nick Broomfield

Love Child (Denmark)
Dir. Eva Mulvad
US premiere

Ringside (US-Germany)
Dir. Andre Hörmann
North American premiere

Waiting For The Carnival (Brazil)
Dir. Marcelo Gomes
North American premiere

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival will feature more than 150 films. Programmes include Black Perspectives, Cinemas Of The Americas, International Comedy, Women In Cinema, Out-Look, After Dark, and the City & State section showcasing films made in Chicago and throughout Illinois.