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The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared

Sweden | 2013 | 114 minutes | Felix Herngren

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 14.
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An absurdist tale of a man who escapes from the nursing home on his hundredth birthday. Encountering the extraordinary and the truly strange, the man’s comedic journey takes us on a colorful, riotous romp.

Firestorm

Hong Kong | 2013 | 110 minutes | Alan Yuen

Fiercely focused Inspector Lui and his police team are pushed to the limits of moral ambiguity in their quest to take down a group of Hong Kong’s canniest crooks.

In Order of Disappearance

Norway | 2014 | 116 minutes | Hans Petter Moland

Festival screenings have passed. Playing at SIFF Cinema June 15.
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There hasn't been a darkly comic and enjoyable thriller with this much blood spilled in a frigid landscape since the Coen Brothers' Fargo. Stellan Skarsgard plays a snowplow driver who will stop at nothing to bring his son's killers to justice.

It's Only Make Believe

Norway | 2013 | 91 minutes | Arild Østin Ommundsen

Confronted in a life-threatening robbery, pregnant Jenny successfully defends herself—but loses her fiancé. When she’s freed from prison 10 years later, her journey toward a stable life and custody of her daughter is fraught with emotion.

Monsoon Shootout

India | 2013 | 88 minutes | Amit Kumar

In this moody and engaging Indian crime-thriller, rookie cop Adi finally gets a chance to prove himself when he corners an infamous hitman. Armed and on target, Adi must decide whether or not to shoot.

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai

Hong Kong | 2014 | 96 minutes | Wong Ching-po

A poor country laborer moves to a 1930s Shanghai overrun with gangsters and femme fatales and gets caught in a bloody mob war with only his kung fu skills at his disposal. A remake of the 1972 Shaw Brothers-produced Boxer From Shantung.

Starred Up

United Kingdom | 2013 | 106 minutes | David Mackenzie

In this powerful, visceral, and gritty drama from director David Mackenzie (Young Adam), an explosively violent teenage inmate intentionally gets himself transferred to an adult prison, planning to confront a very familiar inmate—his own father.

The Two Faces of January

United Kingdom | 2014 | 96 minutes | Hossein Amini

Viggo Mortensen, Kirsten Dunst, and Oscar Isaac star in this sun-soaked period noir set on the coast of Greece. When two con-artists find themselves in serious trouble, their reliance on a local tour guide turns into a twisted, sensual game of interdependence.

Whitey: United States of America v. James J. Bulger

USA | 2014 | 130 minutes | Joe Berlinger

Oscar®-nominated documentarian Joe Berlinger (the Paradise Lost trilogy) investigates the corrupt relationship between the FBI and James “Whitey” Bulger, the infamous Boston crime lord who led authorities on a 16-year wild goose chase.

Why Don’t You Play in Hell?

Japan | 2013 | 126 minutes | Sion Sono

An amateur filmmaking crew called the F*ck Bombers use documentary and flash-mob techniques to film whatever mayhem they encounter, stumbling into a gory war between Yakuza factions.