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The unnamed protagonist in Italian tragicomedy Ears is having a rather trying and bizarre day. It starts when he wakes up with tinnitus, and continues to get progressively weirder with each social interaction he’s drawn into, whether it be with well-meaning nuns and the neighbor they trigger to violent fury with their inane chatter, or a doctor who gives him a most absurd diagnosis when he tries to have that ringing in his ears checked out. But as the day edges closer to a funeral for a friend that he doesn’t remember in the slightest, he reaches some surprising (and rather poignant) realizations about himself. Check out the trailer and showtimes after the jump.

SIFF is happening now through June 11. Ears screens tonight at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Check out more recommended SIFF films here; and all SIFF films here.