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23rd Annual Chicago European Union Film Festival

Window to the Sea

Una ventana al mar

2019, Miguel Ángel Jiménez, Spain, 105 min.
With Emma Suárez, Akilas Karazisis

Show Times

  • Fri, Mar 20th 2:00pm
  • Sun, Mar 22nd 3:00pm

Emma Suárez, the star of Almodóvar's JULIETA, delivers a moving performance as Maria, a 55-year-old woman living in Bilboa who learns that she has an advanced stage of cancer. Before beginning treatment, she takes a trip to Greece with two gal pals, but her mood remains guarded ("I'm not a risk-taker") until they visit the small Aegean island of Nisyros. Seduced by the island's simplicity and serenity, she impulsively decides to stay on by herself. Exploring the isolated beaches and rediscovering passion with a local sponge fisherman, Maria keeps postponing her departure, much to the dismay of her worried son. Inspired by his own mother's death, director Jiménez says, "I wanted to make a very simple, honest film," and the results are moving without being mawkish, beautiful but not fancy. In Spanish and Greek with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. Courtesy of Heretic Outreach. (MR)

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