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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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A Respectable Family

Iran | 2012 | 90 minutes | Massoud Bakhshi

Move over, Sopranos. A college professor returns home to Iran after 22 years—only to get embroiled in illicit dealings masterminded by his family in this post-Revolution psychological drama.

Sand Fishers

Mali | 2012 | 72 minutes | Samouté Andrey Diarra

Having lost their jobs due to climate change and overfishing, a group of fishermen have been dubbed Sand Fishers, and now harvest wet compact sand and gravel from the bottom of waterways for use by the construction industry.

Thérèse

France | 2012 | 110 minutes | Claude Miller

Audrey Tautou stars as a depressed suburban housewife whose desire for culture and freedom takes a violent turn in this tense drama based on François Mauriac's acclaimed and provocative 1927 novel.

Two Mothers

Australia | 2013 | 100 minutes | Anne Fontaine

Based on a novella by Doris Lessing, this gripping tale of love, lust, and the power of friendship, Two Mothers charts the unconventional and passionate affairs embarked upon by two lifelong friends, Lil and Roz, who fall in love with each other's sons.

Watchtower

Turkey | 2012 | 100 minutes | Pelin Esmer

Haunted by his past, a fire warden in the Turkish mountains is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a mysterious secret of her own.

You Will Be My Son

France | 2012 | 102 minutes | Gilles Legrand

Instead of grooming his son to inherit his lucrative wine-growing business, an imperious vintner (Niels Arestrup) looks to a talented California-based grower, rendering a harvest of jealousy and worse with Shakespearean undertones.

Youth

France | 2012 | 75 minutes | Justine Malle

From the daughter of legendary French auteur Louis Malle, this debut weaves an autobiographical account of her father succumbing to a fatal disease just as she is finding love at the age of 20.

Zaytoun

United Kingdom | 2012 | 117 minutes | Eran Riklis

A captured Israeli fighter pilot pairs with a Palestinian boy to escape war-torn Beirut in 1982. Traveling with an olive tree sapling, they discover some humanity within the hostility.

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