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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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After Lucia

Mexico | 2012 | 103 minutes | Michel Franco

After his wife's death in a car accident, Roberto moves to Mexico City with his teenage daughter, Alejandra. While father and daughter are inherently close, their repressed grief and lack of communication threatens to unhinge them when she becomes the victim of brutal bullying at school.

Afternoon Delight

USA | 2013 | 108 minutes | Jill Soloway

An attractive, privileged stay-at-home mom lives a seemingly idyllic life. But when she strikes up a peculiar friendship with a nubile young stripper, it calls her own staid existence into question, in this funny and moving portrayal of female midlife crisis.

Ali

Spain | 2012 | 86 minutes | Paco R. Baños

In this delightfully quirky coming-of-age comedy, 18-year-old Ali is afraid of driving and of falling in love, which gets complicated when Julio comes on the scene. Ages 13+

Ali Blue Eyes

Italy | 2012 | 100 minutes | Claudio Giovannesi

A stunning coming-of-age story following sixteen-year-old Nader, a troubled immigrant teenager who desperately wants to fit into Italian youth culture despite his family's insistence that he respect his Egyptian and Muslim roots. Winner Special Jury Prize, Rome Film Festival.

Bitch Hug

Sweden | 2012 | 97 minutes | Andreas Öhman

In order to save face after missing her flight to New York, Swedish high school graduate Kristin concocts a scheme to write about her "travels" from the safety of a friend's country house in this heart-warming, humor-infused drama.

Blackbird

Canada | 2012 | 106 minutes | Jason Buxton

Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature: Special Jury Prize

An alienated teenager's online posturing threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community in this disturbing and perceptive look at how our media-fuelled, post- Columbine culture of fear can transform typical teen angst into intimations of murder. Ages 15+

Breach in the Silence

Venezuela | 2012 | 90 minutes | Andrés Rodríguez, Luis Rodríguez

Having suffered her whole life at the hands of her abusive parents, 19-year-old deaf-mute Ana makes a stand, hoping to steal her siblings away in a bid for freedom. Hailed as Venezula's answer to the smash-hit, tear-your-heart-out Precious, brothers Andres and Luis Rodriguez draw on their experiences as social workers to craft this tale of quiet desperation.

C.O.G.

USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Kyle Patrick Alvarez

SIFF 2013 Best New American Cinema: Grand Jury Prize

This first film adaptation of David Sedaris' work is a funny and poignant portrait of a lost soul and the amusing characters he meets as he pursues his Steinbeckian dream—to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon.

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.

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.

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