Chicago European Union Film Festival
(Siskel, March 9- April 5)
The Euro arthouse movie lives! The Siskel’s EU fest turns twenty-one, with over sixty feature films representing the (currently) twenty-eight EU member nations.
(Music Box, opens March 2)
In a gleaming, remorseless masterpiece, Andrey Zvyagintsev presents a recent Russia as emblematic of a selfish, fallen world, where voices, stilled, catch on the wind, and children, lost, never return.
(Landmark Century, opens March 16)
Samuel Maoz’s masterful story of the effects on a family after the loss of a son is hauntingly precise and relentless.
Way of a Gaucho
(Chicago Film Society at NEIU, March 7)
35mm Technicolor Jacques Tourneur set on rapturous locations with Rory Calhoun, Richard Boone and the made-for-color Gene Tierney. Cinema for the eyes.
(Music Box, March 9-15)
It’s Michael Haneke’s indiscreet, harm-of-the-bourgeoisie apocalypse, we just live in it.
Ray Pride is Newcity’s film critic and a contributing editor to Filmmaker magazine.
His multimedia history of Chicago “Ghost Signs” will be published later this year.