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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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Before Snowfall

Norway | 2012 | 105 minutes | Hisham Zaman

When his older sister Nermin flees an arranged marriage, Siyar tracks her from Kurdistan to Istanbul where a fateful encounter with a young girl creates cracks in his resolve. A dazzling drama that tackles notions of loyalty, dignity, honor, and love. 

Between Valleys

Brazil | 2012 | 80 minutes | Philippe Barcinski

Vicente leads a normal life at home and at work until one loss after another leads him on an erratic journey towards alienation. A quietly ambitious look at the fragility of man's control of his destiny.

Breathing Earth

Germany | 2012 | 93 minutes | Thomas Riedelsheimer

Thomas Riedelsheimer (Rivers and Tides) explores the world of Japanese artist Susumu Shingu, who dreams of a place where sustainability and art collide, creating a wind-powered home where his graceful wind and water sculptures can breathe with the earth. 

Children of Sarajevo

Bosnia-Herzegovina | 2012 | 90 minutes | Aida Begic

A determined young girl struggles to keep her younger brother on the right side of the tracks and out of the hands of social services (and the police) in this heart-wrenching drama set against the war-scarred landscape of Sarajevo.

Circles

Serbia | 2013 | 112 minutes | Srdan Golubovic

Based on actual events, a soldier's father, a surgeon, and a widow struggle with the aftermath of Serbian violence in this three-part tale of memory, revenge, and redemption.

Dog Flesh

Chile | 2012 | 81 minutes | Fernando Guzzoni

This brooding and intimate study tells the tale of Alejandro, a solitary, fragile, and unpredictably dangerous man paralyzed by the hostility of his past with the Pinochet dictatorship. Winner, Best New Director, San Sebastián Film Festival.

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.

Free Fall

Germany | 2013 | 100 minutes | Stephan Lacant

Marc, an expectant father and police officer, loses control of his seemingly perfect life when he develops romantic feelings for Kay, another man in his police unit. When Kay suddenly disappears, Marc's world capsizes.

The Girl With Nine Wigs

Germany | 2013 | 117 minutes | Marc Rothemund

Based on the bestselling novel. 21-year-old Sophie has just started her studies when she is diagnosed with cancer. Though her world is turned upside down, nine individual wigs become Sophie's elixir of life in this true story.

In the Fog

Germany | 2012 | 128 minutes | Sergei Loznitsa

In this eerie, dreamlike WWII drama, a partisan suspected of being a traitor is apprehended and taken out into the woods to be executed—but as the night fog closes in, the difference between darkness and light (and innocence and guilt) becomes ever more murky.

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