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Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film.
After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple's life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife. Closed Captioning Available.

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Winner of Best Director at Cannes, Olivier Assayas, the internationally-acclaimed director of Clouds of Sils Maria and Summer Hours, returns with this ethereal and mysterious ghost story starring Kristen Stewart.

 

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Funny man Jordan Peele's first directorial feature is a tense thriller and allegory for our times. When a young African-American man visits his white girlfriend's family estate, he becomes ensnared in a more sinister real reason for the invitation. Closed Captioning Available.

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Meet the most beloved residents of Istanbul: cats! For thousands of years these furry feline friends have had free reign over the streets and homes of this ancient metropolis, where the people revere them as spiritual creatures that bring joy and purpose. 

Le Havre

March 22, 2017

SIFF Film Center

6:30

SIFF Film Center | French Truly Salon
In this warmhearted comic yarn from Aki Kaurismäki, fate throws the young African refugee Idrissa (Blondin Miguel) into the path of Marcel Marx (André Wilms), a kindly old bohemian who shines shoes for a living in the French harbor city Le Havre. With inborn optimism and the support of his tight-knit community, Marcel stands up to the officials doggedly pursuing the boy for deportation. A political fairy tale that exists somewhere between the reality of contemporary France and the classic French cinema of the past, Le Havre is a charming, deadpan delight and one of the Finnish director’s finest films.