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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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Camion

Canada (Québec) | 2012 | 95 minutes | Rafaël Ouellet

When a sixty-year-old truck driver gets in a head-on collision, his quiet life is suddenly thrown into a tailspin. A finely crafted drama about a working-class family that reconnects in the wake of an accident. Winner, Best Director and Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary Film Festival.

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.

Celestial Wives of Meadow Mari

Russia | 2012 | 106 minutes | Alexsei Fedorchenko

From Aleksey Fedorchenko, the director of Silent Souls, comes a wholly original, humorous, beautiful folk tale—told in the native tongue of the nature worshipping Mari—about 22 strong independent women whose names all begin with the letter O.

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.

Circles

Serbia | 2013 | 112 minutes | Srdan Golubovic

Based on actual events, a soldier's father, a surgeon, and a widow struggle with the aftermath of Serbian violence in this three-part tale of memory, revenge, and redemption.

The Cleaner

Peru | 2012 | 95 minutes | Adrian Saba

During a mysterious epidemic in Perù set sometime in the near future, Eusebio cleans up after the dying. When he finds a frightened young boy who has lost his mother, he's quietly transformed in this gently haunted and affecting study of social alienation and redemption.

Closed Curtain

Iran | 2013 | 106 minutes | Jafar Panahi, Kamboziya Partovi

Acclaimed Iranian director Jafar Panahi- banned from filmmaking for "anti-government propaganda"-explores his own experience of house arrest in this engrossing, fictional drama about life and art in political hiding.

Cold War

Hong Kong | 2012 | 102 minutes | Longman Leung, Sunny Luk

After a high-tech police van is hijacked off Hong Kong's gleaming streets, two Deputy Commissioners clash over how to handle the crisis. Tense, thrilling and sleekly lensed, Cold War offers a politically tinged cop drama that's suspenseful from start to finish.

Coming Forth by Day

Egypt | 2012 | 96 minutes | Hala Lotfy

An exciting new female auteur from the Arab world, Hala Lotfy makes her debut with Coming Forth by Day. The daily struggles of a mother and daughter are a far cry from the riots of Tahrir Square, but offer equally compelling insight into Egyptian society today.

Concussion

USA | 2013 | 93 minutes | Stacie Passon

Abby is a forty-something, wealthy, lesbian housewife whose pent-up libido is unleashed after getting smacked in the head by a baseball. She embarks on a double life as a high-end prostitute in this sensual and delicious observation of a midlife crisis.

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