Magazine article Screen International

'The Shape of Water' to Close Chicago Int’l Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'The Shape of Water' to Close Chicago Int’l Film Festival

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Lady Bird announced as centrepiece screening.

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape Of Water will close the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival and Greta Gertwig’s Lady Bird will screen as the centerpiece selection, festival organisers said on Tuesday.

The 53rd Chicago International Film Festival is set to run from October 12-26 and previously announced selections include Reginald Hudlin’s opening night presentation Marshall starring Chadwick Boseman as the first African-American Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall.

The programme includes Andy Serkis’ Breathe, and Richard Linklater’s New York Film Festival opener Last Flag Flying. Films presented within the International Competition section include Joanna Kos-Krauze’s Birds Are Singing In Kigali, Aki Kaurismaki’s The Other Side Of Hope, and Mohammad Rasoulof’s A Man Of Integrity.

“The festival has a longstanding tradition of not only showcasing first features by emerging directors but also the filmmaking debuts of celebrated actors, from Alan Rickman and Faye Dunaway to Liv Ullman and, more recently, William H. …

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