Chicago Opens Film Festival with a Chilean movie

March 30, 2011
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Chilean Movie Old Cats from the Chilean filmmakers Sebastian Silva and Pedro Peirano (who previously collaborated on the acclaimed Chilean movie The Maid) was selected for the opening night of the third annual Talking Pictures Festival that will be held in Evanston (north of Chicago) between April 14 and 17, 2011.

The festival includes 22 programs of independent films from around the world and the screenings will take place on Northwestern University’s campus and the Evanston Public Library.

Old Cats tells the story of Isadora (Belgica Castro) an old woman who discovers that her mind is quickly fading. At an apparently relaxed dinner table she will try to hide her state from her daughter Rosario (Claudia Celedon), a demanding woman who awaits any sign of senility in order to take away everything she has. The film sheds an intimate look at the comic stresses and horrors of family dynamics, aging, love and hurt.

When: April 14 at 7:30 pm

Where: Mary and Leigh Museum of Art, Northwestern University

Opening night tickets: $12 available at the door or in advance

For full festival schedule and advance tickets sales visit www.talkingpicturesfestival.org