Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

Family Life

Vida de familia

2017, Cristián Jiménez and Alicia Scherson, Chile, 80 min. With Jorge Becker, Gabriela Arancibia.

Show Times

  • Fri, Jun 9th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Jun 10th 7:45pm
  • Sun, Jun 11th 5:15pm
  • Mon, Jun 12th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Jun 13th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Jun 14th 8:15pm
  • Thu, Jun 15th 8:30pm
Chicago premiere!

“Evidence that Chile is a hotbed of talent behind and in front of the camera.” — Bradley Warren, The Playlist

“Witty and poignant…rippling playfully into themes of solitude, love, companionship and the multiple dangers of male insecurity.” — Jonathan Holland, Hollywood Reporter

A lonely house-sitter adrift in an early mid-life crisis sheds his slacker identity like a snakeskin and assumes the persona, résumé, and lifestyle of his absent host, but with a new sympathy-grabbing back-story. Humor lies just under the troubled surface as boyish forty-something Martin makes himself comfortable in the upscale home by marking his territory in rude and outlandish ways. While in search of the missing family cat he hooks up with neighbor Pachi, a single mother. An erotic idyll plays out over the weeks of Martin’s tenure in the house, his lover mightily impressed with this supposed divorced professor and the closet full of expensive clothes left by his ex. The time of reckoning draws near, and neither Martin nor his hosts are quite what they appear. Winner of Best Film and the Grand Jury Prize at the recent Miami Film Festival. In Spanish with English subtitles. Note: Contains nudity and sexual activity. DCP digital. (BS)

Monday, June 12 at 6:00 PM: Join us for Neighborhood Night, an evening of quality cinema and community. On Neighborhood Night, everyone is a Film Center member paying only $6 per film; if you are already a member, the price is only $5. Between films, enjoy a light reception thanks to our partners.

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