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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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Inch'Allah

Canada (Québec) | 2012 | 101 minutes | Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette

A Québec doctor discovers the heartbreaking absurdity of life in Israel's divided West Bank in this intense, politically charged drama from the producers of the Academy Award® nominated Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar.

Inequality for All

USA | 2013 | 100 minutes | Jacob Kornbluth

An Inconvenient Truth for the economy, this Sundance award-winning film introduces former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich as an inspirational and humorous guide in exploring the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in America.

Invader

Spain | 2012 | 98 minutes | Daniel Calparsoro

Returned from Iraq, a soldier's fragmented memories of his injuries don't match the official story. He seeks out the truth that others do not want disclosed in this visceral political thriller.

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.

Jin

Turkey | 2012 | 122 minutes | Reha Erdem

SIFF 2011 Emerging Master Reha Erdem returns to the Festival with this vivid and visually stunning depiction of a teenage Kurdish freedom fighter trekking the Turkish mountains after laying down her arms.

Just the Wind

Hungary | 2012 | 87 minutes | Bence Fliegauf

As rumors of a right-wing death squad fill their community, a marginalized Hungarian Romany family goes about their daily routines in this powerful, intimate work. This chilling tale of life under threat is based on true events.

The Last Ocean

New Zealand | 2012 | 88 minutes | Peter Young

Director Peter Young in attendance June 7 & June 8 screenings | Director Peter Young captures striking images of the Antarctic Ross Sea, the last pristine marine ecosystem on Earth, which is currently under environmental threat from our modern world.

The Last Sentence

Sweden | 2012 | 125 minutes | Jan Troell

An elegant and poetic tale—exquisitely filmed in black and white—about crusading Swedish journalist Torgny Segerstedt and his courageous stand against Fascism during WWII.

Ludwig II

Germany | 2012 | 140 minutes | Marie Noëlle, Peter Sehr

In this lushly art-directed biopic, Sabin Tambrea portrays Bavaria's famous "Mad King Ludwig" as a misunderstood, reluctant monarch who met his downfall by believing music and culture could change the world.

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.

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