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22nd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Another Day of Life

2018, Raúl de la Fuente and Damian Nenow, Poland/Spain, 85 min.
Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith

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  • Fri, Mar 22nd 4:15pm
  • Mon, Mar 25th 6:00pm

“Punchy, spectacular…a visually striking piece of rare immediacy and power.”--Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter

Animation dovetails powerfully with live-action footage in this personal chronicle of Polish journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski’s 1975 Angolan civil war experiences, in a film of unsettling immediacy that critics have compared with WALTZ WITH BASHIR. With the stark emphasis of a graphic novel, the filmmakers depict a two-fisted animated Kapuscinski fearlessly heading into the thick of the fighting, following his nose in search of the alleged Che Guevara of Angola, and being saved from death by a female guerilla (Lillie Flynn). The story plunges into increasingly surreal moral complexity with the depiction of the aftermath of a massacre with the alternating views of actual film footage, and the recollections of Kapuscinski (Kerry Shale), and fellow journalist Artur (Daniel Flynn). In English, Portuguese, Polish, and Spanish with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of GKids. (BS)

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