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Sybil by Justine Triet at Chicago’s Summer Screenings


Sybil, dir. Justine Triet, France, 2019

Chicago Cultural Center
Claudia Cassidy Theater
78 East Washington Street
Chicago, US 60602

July 10, 2024 | 6:30 pm


Join us on July 10 for a free screening of Sybil, part of Summer Screenings, presented by the Chicago International Film Festival.

The Chicago International Film Festival, together with the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events and our consular and cultural partners, presents Summer Screenings, a free weekly film series that celebrates films from women directors.

Dir. Justine Triet (France, 2019, 100 mins).

Sibyl (Virginie Efira) is struggling. Unsatisfied with her work as a therapist, she decides to curb her caseload and attempt to write a novel. Suffering from writer’s block, she reluctantly agrees to counsel. Margot, a mercurial young film actress embroiled in a messy affair with her co-star. Taking a page straight out of Margot’s tumultuous life, the novel practically starts to write itself.

French/English/Italian with subtitles.

Post-screening discussion led by Sam Flancher, Programmer at the Chicago International Film Festival

Free admission. Tickets available July 1. Advance registration is recommended.
Open seats are released at 6:15pm, based on availability.

“A smart and absorbing new French comedy that initially unfolds like a series of psychotherapy sessions and eventually brings its story to a suitably mythic climax not far from a sputtering volcano.” Los Angeles Times

“What unfolds before our eyes, and what must be described as exceptional, is something only cinema allows: to witness the unveiling of the infinite powers of an actress.” Les Cahiers du Cinéma

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The City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) supports artists and cultural organizations, invests in the creative economy, and expands access and participation in the arts throughout Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. As a collaborative cultural presenter, arts funder, and advocate for creative workers, our programs and events serve Chicagoans and visitors of all ages and backgrounds, downtown and in diverse communities across our city — to strengthen and celebrate Chicago.

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Chicago International Film Festival

Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the moving image. We serve Chicago’s diverse and under-served citizenry by providing access to world-class cinema. We aim to enrich Chicago’s cultural environment by presenting film in contexts that encourage discussion and debate.

The Chicago International Film Festival was started in 1964 by filmmaker and graphic artist Michael Kutza to provide an alternative to the commercial Hollywood movies that dominated the city’s theaters. Seeking out the best in international cinema, the Festival has opened windows to a world of film previously or otherwise unavailable in Chicago.  In addition, at more than half of the screenings each year, filmgoers have the rare and exciting chance to meet directors, producers, writers and cast members who introduce their films and hold discussion sessions after the screenings.

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