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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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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.

Moon Man

Germany | 2012 | 95 minutes | Stephan Schesch

With touches of A Cat in Paris and the films of Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist, The Triplets of Belleville), and based on a book by Tomi Ungerer, this man in the moon will delight all ages.

Our Children

Belgium | 2012 | 111 minutes | Joachim Lafosse

With a story ripped from the headlines and a gut-wrenching performance from Emilie Dequenne, Belgium's Academy Award® submission offers an intimate look at one family's devastating spiral towards tragedy.

Paradise: Faith

Austria | 2012 | 120 minutes | Ulrich Seidl

The second film of the trilogy explores religious fanaticism as self-flagellating missionary Anna Maria finds that her summer devoted to spreading the gospel is disrupted by the sudden return of her paraplegic Muslim husband, who aggressively attempts to shatter her beliefs.

Paradise: Hope

Austria | 2013 | 90 minutes | Ulrich Seidl

So her mother and aunt can leave on summer excursions, 13-year-old Melanie is shipped off to weight loss camp. There she makes unexpected new friendships, talks about sex, and develops a mad crush on the handsome camp doctor, in this surprisingly tender conclusion to the Paradise trilogy.

Paradise: Love

Austria | 2012 | 120 minutes | Ulrich Seidl

With a blend of realism, social commentary, and warped humor, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy tells the stories of three women each at a turning point. Paradise: Love travels with 50-year-old hausfrau Teresa as she becomes a "Sugar Mama" sex tourist, buying favors from Kenyan beach boys.

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.

Port of Shadows

France | 1938 | 91 minutes | Marcel Carné

In legendary filmmaker Marcel Carné's classic 1938 crime drama, army deserter Jean gets wrapped up in sordid romance and vicious blackmail in a French port city. A masterpiece of cinematography and characterization.

Red Obsession

Australia | 2012 | 75 minutes | David Roach, Warwick Ross

France's Bordeaux region is renowned for its coveted wine, but shifts in the global marketplace mean that Oenophiles in China are buying up the limited product, causing the price of Bordeaux to skyrocket.

The Repentant

Algeria | 2012 | 87 minutes | Merzak Allouache

Nearly a decade into the country's civil war, a young Algerian jihadist takes advantage of a national amnesty to leave the mountains and rejoin civil society. But the past is not so easily set aside. A beautifully made, deeply felt drama from a veteran director.

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