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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

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The Act of Killing

Denmark | 2012 | 115 minutes | Joshua Oppenheimer, Christine Cynn, Anonymous

Powerful and surreal. For over forty years, the leaders of Indonesian paramilitary death squads have considered their acts of genocide heroic. This flabbergasting documentary follows these notorious murderers as they brazenly re-enact their heinous crimes with B-movie panache.

A Hijacking

Denmark | 2012 | 99 minutes | Tobias Lindholm

Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations—and an escalating potential for explosive violence—in Tobias Lindholm's grittily authentic thriller.

The Human Scale

Denmark | 2012 | 83 minutes | Andreas M. Dalsgaard

Danish architect Jan Gehl examines the true cost of the “megacity”—gleaming and highly populated urban sprawls he believes have pushed us further and further away from honest human interaction.

The Hunt

Denmark | 2012 | 111 minutes | Thomas Vinterberg

Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor prize at Cannes for his performance as an innocent man accused of child molestation in this ferociously powerful new film by Thomas Vinterberg (The Celebration). 

Marie Krøyer

Denmark | 2012 | 98 minutes | Bille August

An exquisite period romance about the wife of acclaimed Danish painter P.S. Krøyer. At the peak of their marriage, Krøyer's mental illness becomes more severe and Marie's dream of a mutually supportive life as artists turns to frustration and sorrow.

Northwest

Denmark | 2013 | 100 minutes | Michael Noer

In this compelling neorealist Danish thriller, small-time burglar Casper attempts upward mobility within the Copenhagen crime world, only to ignite a violent turf war.

A World Not Ours

Lebanon | 2012 | 93 minutes | Mahdi Fleifel

Funny, nostalgic, and uniquely engaging, filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel offers an intimate portrait of the Lebanese refugee camp of Ain El Helweh, and how the camp's residents invest the World Cup series with their own ideas of home, community, victory and hope.