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Chiaroscuro International Film Series - 2019 Series

2018 Series Theme: Borders

Using a variety of narrative, cinematic and thematic devices, each film explores the idea of borders - geographical, interpersonal, metaphorical, or otherwise. The 2018 Series presents an award-winning roster of five celebrated films from around the world.

January 13, 2019

After undergoing reconstructive surgery, a concentration camp survivor tries to find out if her husband betrayed her to Nazis. 

Explore Phoenix

January 27, 2019

Marieme joins an all-girl gang in the projects of Paris and is slowly turned out of her shell by her three sassy neighbours.  As she falls further under their bravado and volatile energy, she begins making brave and foolish choices.

Explore Girlhood

The Cakemaker
February 10, 2019

A German pastry chef travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his lover.

Explore The Cakemaker

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki
February 24, 2019

As fiercely talented s he is modest, Finnish boxer Olli Maki is swept into national stardom as he trains for a once-in-a-lifetime fight against the World Featherweight Champion.  There's only one problem: he's just fallen in love. 

Explore The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki

March 10, 2019

A Danish settler journeys into the South American desert in a desperate search for his daughter, a solitary quest that takes him to a place beyond time, where the past vanishes and the future has no meaning. 

Explore Jauja

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