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Chicago International Film Festival 2015: 45 Years, by Aaron Pinkston

Like Andrew Haigh’s brilliant debut feature Weekend, 45 Years takes place primarily between one couple over a brief passage of time. Here, however, the couple has already spent a life together. The week before their 45th wedding anniversary, Geoff Mercer...

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Chicago International Film Festival 2015: Mia Madre, by Aaron Pinkston

The opening film of the 51st Chicago International Film Festival is Nanni Moretti’s Mia Madre, an emotional mother-daughter-tale-slash-movie-making-farce hybrid. Mia Madre stars Margherita Buy as a successful film director working on an ambitious social message film involving factory worker’s rights....