SIFF Cinema presents year-round film going experiences, including the best feature films and one of a kind special events.
The Best of the Briefs
Seattle Shorts strives to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe. At the Seattle Shorts we have just one criteria in mind—finding brilliant short films and bringing them to Seattle audiences. Filmmakers will be in attendance for all three screening blocks. Please visit www.seattleshort.org/schedule for film and program descriptions.
Well known for it's extraordinary opening, Touch of Evil is much more than just that initial tracking shot. It's rich cinematography, bold stylistic choices, and gritty story all coalesce to imagine a dark and atmospheric world of crime and corruption. Seattle film critic Sean Axmaker will facilitate this audience exploration with a six-hour dive into the pioneering mind of Orson Welles and his border town masterpiece.
Director Alessandro Rossetto scheduled to attend
Best friends Luisa and Renata long to leave their stifling provincial town in northeastern Italy, working as hotel maids but supplementing their income with sexual trysts and blackmail. The rhythms of daily life in this small border town are captured in vivid detail in the highly promising fiction debut by experienced documentarian Rossetto.
In Mussolini’s Italy, the repressed bourgeois Marcello Clerici, trying to purge memories of a youthful, homosexual episode (and murder), joins the Fascist Secret Service in a desperate attempt to fit in. When he accepts an assignment to kill a leftist professor exiled in Paris, he is forced to confront his own ambivalence. Stunning restoration of the Bertolucci masterpiece.