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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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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.

A Lady in Paris

Estonia | 2012 | 94 minutes | Ilmar Raag

A middle-aged Estonian woman dreams of starting a new life in Paris, but her employer turns out to be a cynical, sharp-tongued, old woman (Jeanne Moreau), with whom she develops an unexpected friendship.

A Man Vanishes

Japan | 1967 | 130 minutes | Shôhei Imamura

A brilliantly layered documentary masterpiece from 1967, New Wave Japanese director Shohei Imamura investigates a seemingly commonplace occurrence in Japanese society: the disappearance of hundreds of ordinary people. 

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.

Naked Harbour

Finland | 2012 | 123 minutes | Aku Louhimies

In a series of hard-hitting parallel stories, Finnish director Aku Louhimies does the same for Helsinki as Alejandro González Iñárritu's Amores Perros does for Mexico City.  

Our Children

Belgium | 2012 | 111 minutes | Joachim Lafosse

With a story ripped from the headlines and a gut-wrenching performance from Emilie Dequenne, Belgium's Academy Award® submission offers an intimate look at one family's devastating spiral towards tragedy.

Paradise: Faith

Austria | 2012 | 120 minutes | Ulrich Seidl

The second film of the trilogy explores religious fanaticism as self-flagellating missionary Anna Maria finds that her summer devoted to spreading the gospel is disrupted by the sudden return of her paraplegic Muslim husband, who aggressively attempts to shatter her beliefs.

Paradise: Hope

Austria | 2013 | 90 minutes | Ulrich Seidl

So her mother and aunt can leave on summer excursions, 13-year-old Melanie is shipped off to weight loss camp. There she makes unexpected new friendships, talks about sex, and develops a mad crush on the handsome camp doctor, in this surprisingly tender conclusion to the Paradise trilogy.

Paradise: Love

Austria | 2012 | 120 minutes | Ulrich Seidl

With a blend of realism, social commentary, and warped humor, Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy tells the stories of three women each at a turning point. Paradise: Love travels with 50-year-old hausfrau Teresa as she becomes a "Sugar Mama" sex tourist, buying favors from Kenyan beach boys.

Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

Russia | 2013 | 90 minutes | Maxim Pozdorovkin, Mike Lerner

This documentary tells an important story of protest, suppression, and three young women—Nadia, Masha, and Katia—members of the feminist punk-rock collective, Pussy Riot, who face years in prison for their 40-second political performance piece “Punk Prayer.”

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