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Bad Living (dir. João Canijo Portugal, France, 127 minutes)

About the program


This is a paid ticketed event.

Program Location

Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N State St, Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago International Film Festival

212 W Van Buren St STE 400, Chicago, IL 60606

Five women across three generations are struggling to keep their decaying family hotel afloat. When Piedade’s daughter Salomé arrives on the scene, old resentments begin to bubble to the surface. The film’s wounded characters collide with one another in frank confrontation as layers of generational trauma are laid bare. The deteriorating architecture of the hotel looms over the action, reflecting the characters’ inner turmoil and embodying the fraying ties of a family on the verge of being torn apart.

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