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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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After the Battle

France | 2012 | 122 minutes | Yousry Nasrallah

Based on the true story of the horsemen hired by President Mubarak to charge the crowds in Tahrir Square, this vibrant drama captures the personal and political implications of the revolution across Egyptian society.

After Winter, Spring

France | 2012 | 74 minutes | Judith Lit

In this affectionate documentary shot over three years, a French farming community in the Périgord region struggles to uphold centuries of tradition in the face of modernity and a new Europe.

Augustine

France | 2012 | 102 minutes | Alice Winocour

Set in Belle Epoque France, Augustine tells the true-life tale of a pioneering 19th century neurologist and the precocious teenage patient whose "hysteria" becomes the star attraction of his practice.

Ernest & Celestine

France | 2012 | 79 minutes | Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar

Youth Jury Award for Best Films4Families Feature: Grand Jury Prize

Little mice are taught to be afraid of bears, but when little Celestine's dreams of meeting one is realized, the shabby Ernest proves to be the best friend an open-minded mouse could ask for. In French with English subtitles. All ages

Flight of the Storks

France | 2012 | 180 minutes | Jan Kounen

This stylish, globetrotting psychological thriller plays like David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo mixed with the amnesiac, wrong man madness of Christopher Nolan's Memento to create a tale of diamonds, dames, and killer storks.

Haute Cuisine

France | 2012 | 95 minutes | Christian Vincent

Based on the true story of the personal chef to former French president François Mitterrand, Haute Cuisine uses the politically charged kitchen and corridors of the Élysée Palace as an exquisite backdrop for a nonstop parade of mouthwatering dishes in this deliciously French comedy.

Little Lion

France | 2012 | 102 minutes | Samuel Collardey

Brought from Senegal to France and abandoned by a cruel scam, 15-year-old Mitri’s dreams of soccer stardom seem in vain until a chance encounter with a small-time coach reignites his passion for the sport.

Love Is in the Air

France | 2013 | 96 minutes | Alexandre Castagnetti

On a flight from New York to Paris, exes Julie and Antoine are seated side-by-side for the first time since their break-up, and relive the lows, and highs, of their past. Make sure your seatbelt is securely fastened for this breezy romantic comedy.

Low Profile

France | 2012 | 96 minutes | Cécilia Rouaud

After a fresh breakup with his wife, Yvan (the charismatic Denis Ménochet) decides to leave Paris and start a new life. Except that he finds himself stuck with the son she had with another man.

Populaire

France | 2012 | 111 minutes | Régis Roinsard

Saturday Night Film & Party | Party at Il Fornaio with fashion by Oska follows the screening. – May 18

Rose is a terrible secretary but a fantastic typist, so her boss resolves to make her the fastest typist in the world. Set in 1958, this French rom-com combines a Mad Men aesthetic with an I Love Lucy sensibility.

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