The Chicago International Film Festival hits the big 5-0 this year. To celebrate its golden anniversary, CIFF is reviving some seminal movies from the past five decades. Which is why you'll find classic flicks by Ingmar Bergman and Miloš Forman on this list. There is fresh stuff, too, of course. Like the Oscar-buzzy performance of beloved Benedict Cumberbatch as computer pioneer Alan Turing, and the continuing comeback of Michael Keaton in Birdman. Here are the 11 movies we're itching to watch this year.
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One of a handful of great artists working in French cinema today, Claire Denis returns to Africa for the first time since Beau Travail for a mesmerising portrait of civil war, racial tension and one woman’s resistance to change in an unnamed, French-speaking African country.