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1,000 Times Good Night

Norway | 2013 | 111 minutes | Erik Poppe

Luminary actress Juliette Binoche plays a war photojournalist torn between her passionate involvement with her work and commitment to her worried husband (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”) in this gripping, emotionally resonant drama.

10,000KM

Spain | 2014 | 99 minutes | Carlos Marques-Marcet

SIFF 2014 Best New Director: Grand Jury Prize

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 13.
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Is long distance the wrong distance? Even the most passionate relationships can succumb to the stress of physical separation. The steamy bond between Alex (Natalia Tena, "Game of Thrones") and Sergio (David Verdaguer) is enacted through video-chats, texts, status updates and phone calls, as Alex leaves Barcelona for LA.

3 Mile Limit

New Zealand | 2014 | 105 minutes | Craig Newland

It's 1965 and the world is going bonkers over rock ’n’ roll. Unfortunately for Richard Davis, the New Zealand government, which controls the airwaves, want nothing to do with it, so he and his mates decide to do it themselves. Based on the unbelievable and inspiring true story of pirate radio Radio Hauraki.

4 Minute Mile

USA | 2014 | 96 minutes | Charles-Olivier Michaud

Idealistic yet troubled, teen track runner Drew is constantly coming in second--on the tracks as well as at home. When his reclusive old neighbor (Richard Jenkins, The Visitor) offers to train him using tricks from his old coaching days, they form an unexpected bond.

40 Days of Silence

Uzbekistan | 2014 | 88 minutes | Saodat Ismailova

In an isolated Uzbek village, young Bibicha takes a traditional vow of silence and moves into her grandmother’s old house, along with three other women, to be part of a chilla, or spiritual “quarantine.”

Abuse of Weakness

France | 2013 | 104 minutes | Catherine Breillat

Based on actual events that befell filmmaker Catherine Breillat (the provocateur behind Romance and Fat Girl), Isabelle Huppert stars as a director, partially paralyzed from a serious stroke, who falls for an arrogant, conniving, money-hungry con man.

African Metropolis

Kenya | 2013 | 92 minutes | Marie Ka, Philippe Lacôte, Ahmed Ghoneimy, Vincent Moloi, Folsakin Iwajomo, Jim Chuchu

Filmmakers from across the African continent paint a vivid picture of a new, urbanised Africa through innovative short stories featuring six fast-growing major cities: Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos, and Nairobi.

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

France | 2013 | 122 minutes | Arnaud des Pallières

Mads Mikkelson gives a commanding performance as the titular hero, a simple merchant in 16th century France, who swears revenge against the nobleman responsible for his wife’s brutal murder.

Alex of Venice

USA | 2014 | 86 minutes | Chris Messina

Chris Messina (”The Newsroom,” “The Mindy Project”) directs this quietly touching film about Alex, a woman who must reclaim and revive her life when her husband suddenly leaves her. Alex must navigate through all the chaos to find her true self.

The Amazing Catfish

Mexico | 2013 | 89 minutes | Claudia Sainte-Luce

In the hospital for appendicitis, young supermarket clerk Claudia makes fast friends with Martha, a 46-year-old single mother of four. With little time left on this planet, Martha reaches out to lonely Claudia and invites her to join her family.

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