51st Chicago International Film Festival Reveals First List of Films



Featuring Premieres from directors Todd Haynes, Paolo Sorrentino, Nanni Moretti, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Jacques Audiard, Peter Greenaway, and many more!

CHICAGO – The Chicago International Film Festival, presented by Cinema/Chicago, announces its first 24 films and several events to be featured at the 51st Chicago International Film Festival this October 15-29 2015. Festival passes are available for purchase online 24 hours a day at or by phone Mon-Fri from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm CST at 312-332-FILM.

This initial lineup announcement includes the top prizewinner from the Cannes Film Festival, a look at what it takes to build one of the world’s greatest restaurants, a once-lost Sherlock Holmes film, a Guillermo del Toro produced buddy movie, and breakout performances from Michael Caine, Cate Blanchett, and Sarah Silverman.

“This preview into our 51st Festival includes innovative new work representing a variety of cultures and ideas from around the world, which pays tribute to our mission,” said Michael Kutza, Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicago International Film Festival. “It has always been my goal to bring the most exciting work in contemporary international cinema to Chicago during the Chicago International Film Festival. This year is no different.”

“Each year, we view thousands of submissions as we search for the films to show at the Festival,” added Programming Director Mimi Plauché. “The submissions each year are more impressive than the last. These first titles offer audiences a preview of what they can expect during this year’s Festival: a thought-provoking, diverse program of the best in cinema from around the world.”

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– Originally Posted August 26, 2015.

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