“An electrifying, confounding, what-the-hell-just-happened exercise in unbounded imagination, unapologetic theatricality, bravura acting and head-over-heels movie-love.” - Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“A visionary, jaw-dropping spectacle.” - Mike D'Angelo, AV Club

Saturday, June 29, 6:00 p.m. | Several lifetimes pass in the span of a few hours for Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who effortlessly transitions from one realm to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man. This mysterious, hallucinatory epic has ignited passions around the world for its bold, exuberant style and the euphoric virtuosity with which it presents its surreal, impressionistic narrative. Winner of the Gold Hugo for Best Film and Silver Hugos for Best Actor (Denis Levant) and Best Cinematography (Yves Cape, Caroline Champetier) at the 48th Chicago International Film Festival.

CIFFCelebrating its 60th edition October 16 - 27, 2024, the Chicago International Film Festival is North America's longest-running competitive international film festival. Showcasing acclaimed and exciting new films from around the world, the 60th edition will be held in person in theaters and venues around the city. From dramas and thrillers to documentaries and comedies, the Festival presents a vast diversity of offerings, featuring competitive categories and programs including Black Perspectives; International Comedy; Women in Cinema; OutLook; After Dark; and the City & State program, showcasing films made in Chicago and throughout Illinois. Learn more at chicagofilmfestival.com

Awards & Nominations

Winner - Gold Hugo for Best Film, Chicago International Film Festival
Nominee - Palme d’Or, Cannes Film Festival

Gene Siskel Film Center Festival Showcase: The Gene Siskel Film Center is the proud home or partner venue of nearly a dozen vibrant Chicago film festivals. The Gene Siskel Film Center Festival Showcase celebrates this vibrant programming and critical partnerships with this weekend spotlight. We invite frequent patrons of the Film Center and these festivals, as well as audience members curious to learn more to join us for a veritable film festival buffet! 

The Film Center is ADA accessible. This presentation will be projected without open captions. The theater is hearing-loop equipped. For accessibility requests, please email filmcenter@saic.edu