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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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Capturing Dad

Japan | 2012 | 74 minutes | Ryota Nakano

What started out as an adventure of two young girls to reconnect with their long lost dad becomes a journey of self-discovery, reconciliation, growth, and love.

The Great Passage

Japan | 2013 | 133 minutes | Yûya Ishii

Tasked with helping to edit a new dictionary known as “The Great Passage,” Mitsuya finds himself distracted by his landlord’s beautiful granddaughter in this kindhearted tribute to the power of words.

Key of Life

Japan | 2012 | 128 minutes | Kenji Uchida

Japan's master of screwball comedy Kenji Uchida returns with this cynical and hilarious tale about a failed actor who switches identities with a stranger at a bath house—only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin.

A Man Vanishes

Japan | 1967 | 130 minutes | Shôhei Imamura

A brilliantly layered documentary masterpiece from 1967, New Wave Japanese director Shohei Imamura investigates a seemingly commonplace occurrence in Japanese society: the disappearance of hundreds of ordinary people. 

The Land of Hope

Japan | 2012 | 133 minutes | Sion Sono

Based on the events following the 2011 ToĢ„hoku disaster, a multigenerational rural family is forced to make impossible choices and painful decisions in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake and the resulting nuclear fallout.

Wolf Children

Japan | 2012 | 117 minutes | Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda exhibits his mastery of understated drama and the subtleties of emotion in this beautifully animated film. Hana's decisions will leave you aching with sweet melancholia. In Japanese with English subtitles. Ages 8+