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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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Thailand | 2012 | 68 minutes | Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit

When her hard drive breaks, taking with it a year’s worth of work, film location scout Sai sets out to recapture the missing photos and memories of an unrequited love. Told entirely over 36 static shots.

9 Full Moons

USA | 2013 | 103 minutes | Tomer Almagor

A powerful, brooding love story about the seemingly implausible relationship of two radically different personalities somehow always meant for each other. Set against the hipster music scene of Southern California with a remarkable performance from Amy Seimetz.

Aayna Ka Bayna

India | 2012 | 94 minutes | Samit Kakkad

In this kinetic mash-up of the Step Up films and the musical Moulin Rouge, nine Marathi Indian boys living in an oppressive juvenile home challenge their circumstances by banding together to enter a prominent dance competition. Explosive, innovative, and crowd-pleasing fun.

About 111 Girls

Iraq | 2012 | 79 minutes | Bijan Zmanpira, Nahid Ghobadi

In this charming, satirical road trip movie an Iranian diplomat travels Kurdistan in response to a letter threatening the collective suicide of 111 young women if they are not provided with eligible suitors. Visually stunning with dreamlike reveries and absurd Beckett-esque humor.

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.

After the Battle

France | 2012 | 122 minutes | Yousry Nasrallah

Based on the true story of the horsemen hired by President Mubarak to charge the crowds in Tahrir Square, this vibrant drama captures the personal and political implications of the revolution across Egyptian society.

Ain't Them Bodies Saints

USA | 2013 | 105 minutes | David Lowery

A big award-winner at Sundance and a hit at Cannes, a rare honor for an American film, Ain't Them Bodies Saints features young outlaws Bob (Casey Affleck) and Ruth (Rooney Mara) torn apart after a shootout lands Bob in prison. Palm Springs "Director to Watch" David Lowery has been compared to Terrence Malick and Robert Altman for this gorgeously poetic romance-cum-western crime saga.

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.

The Almost Man

Norway | 2012 | 80 minutes | Martin Lund

In this frequently hilarious, engaging, and brutally honest portrait of a 35-year-old man with a definite case of arrested development, Henryk has a new apartment, a challenging job, and a beautiful pregnant wife, which is where the trouble starts. Winner, Best Film, Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

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