DAY TEN Podtalk: ‘The Components of Love’ at 55th Chicago International Film Festival

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CHICAGO – When a director makes her international debut, there is a certain magic in the air. German director Miriam Bliese chose the 55th Chicago International Film Festival for that particular showcase, with her first feature film “The Components of Love.” The film will have its second screening at the Fest TODAY, October 25th at 5:30pm. For details and tickets, click here.

Director Miriam Bliese of ‘The Components of Love’
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The Chicago International Film Festival Celebrates DAY TEN for the City of the Big Shoulders movie spectacular. It is Awards Night as this competition festival names its honorees. Feature highlights include SHORTS 4 (“These Days”), the dance doc CUNNINGHAM, the comedy PATRICK and Noah Baumbach’s highly anticipated MARRIAGE STORY (rush tickets only). Click here for a complete rundown of DAY TEN screenings and events.

Love is ephemeral and relationships complex in this fragmented chronicle of a romance between two young adults in present-day Berlin. When Sophie meets Georg, she’s pregnant and recently abandoned by the child’s father. They quickly fall in love, with Georg raising her son as his own, though the ties that bind their patchwork family ultimately prove tenuous. With a sharp eye and steady hand, director Bliese delves into the mysteries of attraction and the waning of desire in “The Components of Love.” She will make an appearance on behalf of the film at today’s (10/25) screening.

’The Components of Love’ at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival
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In a Podtalk with Patrick McDonald of, director Miriam Bliese of “The Components of Love” talks patchwork relationships, how children reflect their parents and her impressions on having the international premiere of her film at the 55th Chicago International Film Festival.

The 55th Chicago International Film Festival takes place October 16th to October 27th, 2019. Click here for film schedules, information and to purchase tickets. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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