Virgin, no longer virgin Chicago International Film Festival viewer, here to share about my experience of the above and to review a couple of the movies I watched. As always, the city of Chicago is a beautiful place to be. I love the culture, landscape, and architecture. There is a little bit of everything, here. Having grown up an hour north of Chicago and south of Milwaukee, there was always something to do. It is just determinate of what and the means to do it.
I really enjoyed the enthusiasm of those who decided to attend the films and their passion for the festival. I’ve heard a few stories a couple of people about how they attend the festival every year and if not that, make an effort to attend it every couple of years. I think I might come back in the future or maybe I will attend some other festival, but I do advise, keep an open mind and possibly take the time to read about the movies you desire to attend. I failed to do that and instead just picked the movies I attended based on their title. Majority of them had no relation their name and were not in any sense main stream. If you desire to attend, keep that in mind and try to embrace the movies for what they are and understand where the director comes from.
The movies I watched consisted of: Creative Control, A Perfect Day, Valley Of Love, and All About Them. I also attended a few short films. Of these, the ones that I want to review are, “Creative Control, A Perfect Day, and All About Them.”
This movie is about a guy who works at an advertising agency whom is has been placed in charge of solidifying a deal with a up and coming tech company. He lands the gig and is giving a pair of glasses in which he uses to create a virtual fantasy of his best friends girlfriend. At the same time the main character let’s his relationship with his girlfriend drift to the point of breaking while he get’s entangled with this virtual creation he made, mistaking the virtual for reality. In the end he ends up losing his job and is slapped in the face with the devastation of his own doing. The movie concludes with a cliffhanger of you wanting resolve. If demented imagery is your thing, go for it.
I give this movie a 3.5 out of 5.
This movie is about group of people whom are in a foreign land that work for the United Nations peace group during wartime. They are assigned the task of keeping sanitation for the general public and bystanders. The whole movie centers on them trying to get a fat guy out of a water well whom they believed to have been placed there by an opposing group of people. They have a window of fourty eight hours to remove the body and sanitize the well, otherwise the well will be unsanitizeable and those and the people in the area will be without water. This movie has a little bit of everything; comedy, suspense, and romance. Out of all of the movies I think this one had the best production.
I give this movie a 4 out of 5.
This movie is about a love triangle between a girl and a couple she knows. She is having a double relationship with both the guy and the girl and keeping it behind both of their backs. The whole movie is based on her messing around with the two of them until the point of not being able to handle who she is turning into. By the end she decides break it to the two of them by having a three sum over a two day span. If you want to know how it ends, watch the movie…
I give this movie a 4 out of 5.
All in all, it was a pretty cool experience and I would like to attend again in the future. This experience has been one to expand my appreciation of film and the art of making them beyond that of what we see in the main stream. Expand your mind and dive into a new world of entertainment.