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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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Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion

Italy | 1970 | 112 minutes | Elio Petri

A Roman police inspector kills his mistress and then purposely leaves clues to see if he'll be charged for the crime, in this 1970 Italian crime drama directed by Elio Petri and scored by the legendary Ennio Morricone. Stunning 4k Digital Restoration.

Last Flight to Abuja

Nigeria | 2012 | 78 minutes | Obi Emelonye

An ill-fated flight provides the setting for this suspenseful multi-character pot-boiler filled with romance, blackmail, and murder in Obi Emelonye's Nollywood box-office smash.

Last I Heard

USA | 2013 | 100 minutes | David Rodriguez

Released from federal prison after 20 years due to his ailing health, a formerly powerful New York mobster (Paul Sorvino) moves back home and attempts to reconnect with former life in this poignant Sopranos-esque character study. Starring Michael Rappaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nitolli, and the first onscreen pairing of mafia movie legends Sorvino and Chazz Palminteri. WORLD PREMIERE

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 Moment

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Jane Weinstock

Recovering mental patient and photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) investigates the disappearance of her former lover, only to find that sometimes the truth is closer to home than she ever anticipated in this twisting, sexy psychological thriller.

My Dog Killer

Slovakia | 2013 | 90 minutes | Mira Fornay

Fornay’s second feature follows a day in the life of 18-year-old Marek who lives on the Slovak-Moravian border. Marek’s best friend and only confidant is his dog as he deals with the hooliganism of his skinhead friends and his single father.

Nightfall

Hong Kong | 2012 | 107 minutes | Roy Chow

In this stylish Hong Kong noir thriller, obsession leads to violence when an ex-con torments the family of the famous musician instrumental in his 20-year incarceration.

Nishan (Medal of Honor)

Ethiopia | 2013 | 105 minutes | Yidnekachew Shumete Desalegn

Nishan is a young businesswoman who dreams of leaving Ethiopia to seek her fortune abroad. When her father mortgages the house to support her emigration, an unsigned document creates a disastrous domino effect in Desalegn's thrilling debut.

Northwest

Denmark | 2013 | 100 minutes | Michael Noer

In this compelling neorealist Danish thriller, small-time burglar Casper attempts upward mobility within the Copenhagen crime world, only to ignite a violent turf war.

Pieta

South Korea | 2012 | 104 minutes | Kim Ki-duk

In Kim Ki-duk's brilliant but disturbing psychological study, a cold-blooded loan shark reconsiders his brutal lifestyle when a mysterious woman arrives and claims to be his long-lost mother. Warning: this film contains explicit scenes that some viewers may find offensive.

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