164 North State Street
Chicago, Illinois

2010, Denis Villeneuve, Canada, 130 min.
With Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin
"**** An enthralling drama of survival."
—Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

"Shattering...This is the film that should have won an Oscar in its foreign-language category this year."
—Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

Nominated for a Best Foreign-Language Film Oscar in 2011, this critically acclaimed film has gripped audiences with its powerful mixture of detective story, political history, and emotional catharsis. After their mother's death, twins raised in Montreal learn that they have a previously unknown brother and that their father, assumed dead, is still alive. One twin sets out to the Middle East to unravel the mystery; her journey is interwoven with flashbacks that relate the harrowing life of their mother, an Arab Christian who became involved in the bloody sectarian conflicts of an unnamed country that greatly resembles Lebanon. The trail leads to a devastating revelation that several critics have compared to Greek tragedy. In French, Arabic, and English with English subtitles.

Official Website: http://www.siskelfilmcenter.org

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