The 58th Chicago Film Festival will feature 4 Dutch co-productions. Film titles include Burning Days by Emin Alper, Close by Lukas Dhont, The Natural History of Destruction by Sergei Loznitsa, and The Woodcutter Story by Mikko Myllylahti.
Burning Days by Emin Alper
In this crackling, politically-minded thriller, by-the-book prosecutor Emre discovers he has been sent into a viper’s nest of corruption, scandal, and homophobia at his new posting in a drought-plagued rural community. TICKETS.
Close by Lukas Dhont
Following a perfect summer vacation, the intimate friendship of Leo and Remi, thirteen-year-old best friends, is tragically tested by the social pressures of the new school year. TICKETS.
The Natural History of Destruction by Sergei Loznitsa
In this mesmerizing documentary crafted entirely from WWII archival footage, Ukrainian-raised filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (Donbass) mounts a harrowing critique of the killing of civilian populations during war-time. TICKETS.
The Woodcutter Story by Mikko Myllylahti
Although a series of surreal cataclysmic events throws his life into chaos, cheery Pepe remains steadfastly optimistic in this riotous, deadpan fable set in the endless Finnish winter. TICKETS.
Still from The Woodcutter Story, by Mikko Myllylahti