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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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The Horde

Russia | 2012 | 128 minutes | Andrei Proshkin

In this exciting and bloody historical epic set in 14th-century Eurasia, Saint Alexius is given a world-defining task: heal the blind mother of the recently deceased Khan, or allow Europe to perish at the hands of the fearsome Mongolian Golden Horde.

I Kori (The Daughter)

Greece | 2012 | 87 minutes | Thanos Anastopoulos

Reeling from her father’s disappearance during Greece’s recent financial meltdown, 14-year-old Myrto kidnaps the son of her father’s former business partner in this claustrophobic drama.

Imagine

Poland | 2012 | 105 minutes | Andrzej Jakimowski

In this remarkable and captivating film, a young blind man who can envision the landscape through which he walks takes a similarly afflicted woman under his wing, and they venture into the beautiful (and perilous) streets of Lisbon.

In the Fog

Germany | 2012 | 128 minutes | Sergei Loznitsa

In this eerie, dreamlike WWII drama, a partisan suspected of being a traitor is apprehended and taken out into the woods to be executed—but as the night fog closes in, the difference between darkness and light (and innocence and guilt) becomes ever more murky.

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.

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.

The Kampala Story

Uganda | 2012 | 62 minutes | Donald Mugisha, Kasper Bisgaard

Apio, a 14-year-old Karamojong girl, and her mother run their household on money wired from her father who works in the capital of Uganda. When the money transfers stop, Apio must travel alone to the big city in search of her father. North American Premiere

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.”

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.

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.

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