NEWCITY: Film Festival Award Winners
By Ray Pride
October 28, 2021
The fifty-seventh Chicago International Film Festival awarded prizes to the winners of its 2021 competitions. (CIFF is North America’s longest-running competitive film festival.) The Gold Hugo in the International Competition went to “Memoria,” SAIC graduate Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s mystery that follows a Scotswoman (Tilda Swinton) living in Bogotá who is haunted by a noise that only she seems to hear, “leading her to the interior of the lush Colombian jungle where past, present, and future blur.” (“Memoria”‘s announced U. S. distribution plan is that it will play theatrically only, and in a single city on any given day, with no streaming or “DVD” release.