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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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Byzantium

United Kingdom | 2012 | 118 minutes | Neil Jordan

Academy Award® winner Neil Jordan returns to vampire lore with this stylish and haunting gothic thriller about an ageless mother and daughter who reside at the Byzantium Hotel, charming their prey while hiding from a narrow-minded order of ancient ones.

Cockneys vs. Zombies

United Kingdom | 2012 | 88 minutes | Matthias Hoene

When East London is overrun with zombies, a pair of bank robber brothers hole up in their father’s retirement community in this riotous splatter comedy.

Comrade Kim Goes Flying

Belgium, United Kingdom, North Korea | 2012 | 83 minutes | Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bonner, Gwang Hun Kim

The first Western-financed fiction feature made entirely in North Korea, Comrade Kim Goes Flying is the winning story of a young female coal miner who dreams of becoming a trapeze artist.

Goltzius and the Pelican Company

United Kingdom | 2012 | 128 minutes | Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway's stunningly visual, sexually provocative 16th-century tale is based on the life of the notorious Dutch engraver who tempts the Margrave of Alsace with a business proposition, offering to stage erotic dramatizations of the Old Testament.

Just Like a Woman

United Kingdom | 2012 | 90 minutes | Rachid Bouchareb

Two Chicago women—one on the run from the law, the other from her cheating husband—head to Santa Fe to compete in a renowned belly dancing competition.

Papadopoulos & Sons

United Kingdom | 2012 | 105 minutes | Marcus Markou

Kirkland Opening Night | Reception precedes the screening at 6pm. – May 30

In this robust British comedy a Greek Londoner loses it all in the latest economic crash—everything except a derelict fish-and-chip shop, co-owned by his estranged brother. As the family pulls together, the film's charm makes it hard to resist.

The Pervert's Guide to Ideology

United Kingdom | 2012 | 134 minutes | Sophie Fiennes

This film is the fun philosophy course you wish you could have taken in collegeā€”loaded with clips from classic films, and starring sly philosophical provocateur Slavoj Zizek.

Richard III

United Kingdom | 1955 | 161 minutes | Laurence Olivier

Sir Laurence Olivier plays a murderous Richard III, who schemes to steal the throne from his brother, King Edward IV. This Shakespearean tragedy is filled with betrayal, blood, and perhaps the greatest performance of Sir Olivier's career.

Salma

United Kingdom | 2013 | 89 minutes | Kim Longinotto

When Salma, a young aspiring poet in South India, reached puberty, her parents locked her away. Twenty-five years later, Salma has fought her way back to the outside world in this beautiful, poignant, and powerful portrait of women in India.

Unfinished Song

United Kingdom | 2012 | 93 minutes | Paul Andrew Williams

When his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) falls ill, a curmudgeonly retiree (Terence Stamp) must take her place in the local seniors' choir, in this hilarious and heartwarming comedy-drama.

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