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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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La Playa D.C.

Colombia | 2012 | 90 minutes | Juan Andrés Arango

13-year-old Tomas and his brothers are kicked out into the tough streets of Bogotá, where Tomas survives and finds his way as a barber, creating elaborate, hip hairstyles called “tropas.”

The Land of Eb

Marshall Islands | 2012 | 88 minutes | Andrew Williamson

A tender and personal look at a forgotten Hawaiian community of Marshall Islands natives who still struggle to recover from the nuclear age, reminding us of the consequences and lasting effects of the atom bomb.

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.

The Last Shepherd

Italy | 2012 | 76 minutes | Marco Bonfanti

In this beautiful and touching documentary, Renato Zucchelli, the last shepherd in Lombardi, Italy, hopes to share the wonders of his work by parading his flock into nearby Milan.

Laurence Anyways

Canada (Québec) | 2012 | 168 minutes | Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan dazzles with an epic romance between a bohemian couple. When Laurence confesses that he believes he's transgendered, his relationship with Frédérique is sent spiraling. An audacious and searing meditation on love and sexuality.

Little Lion

France | 2012 | 102 minutes | Samuel Collardey

Brought from Senegal to France and abandoned by a cruel scam, 15-year-old Mitri’s dreams of soccer stardom seem in vain until a chance encounter with a small-time coach reignites his passion for the sport.

Marie Krøyer

Denmark | 2012 | 98 minutes | Bille August

An exquisite period romance about the wife of acclaimed Danish painter P.S. Krøyer. At the peak of their marriage, Krøyer's mental illness becomes more severe and Marie's dream of a mutually supportive life as artists turns to frustration and sorrow.

Mercy

Germany | 2012 | 132 minutes | Matthias Glasner

After immigrating to coastal Norway, a German family’s idyllic life is threatened when a car accident claims the life of a local teenager in this beautifully photographed drama.

More Than Honey

Germany | 2012 | 90 minutes | Markus Imhoof

With dazzling nature photography, Academy Award®–nominated director Markus Imhoof (The Boat is Full) takes a global examination of endangered honeybees—spanning California, Switzerland, China and Australia—more ambitious than any previous work on the topic.

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