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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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Flight of the Storks

France | 2012 | 180 minutes | Jan Kounen

This stylish, globetrotting psychological thriller plays like David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo mixed with the amnesiac, wrong man madness of Christopher Nolan's Memento to create a tale of diamonds, dames, and killer storks.

Fuck Up

Norway | 2012 | 100 minutes | Øystein Karlsen

When his buddy fatally crashes his car into a moose, the titular Jack must recover two and a half kilos of cocaine before it's too late in this darkly comic Norwegian crime caper.

The Guillotines

Hong Kong | 2012 | 112 minutes | Andrew Lau

Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) directs this "wuxia" extravaganza in which a fearsome Qing Dynasty assassination squad must contend with the whims of their bloodthirsty new emperor.

A Hijacking

Denmark | 2012 | 99 minutes | Tobias Lindholm

Tensions are high after a Danish freighter is captured and held for ransom by Somali pirates, leading to weeks of high-stakes negotiations—and an escalating potential for explosive violence—in Tobias Lindholm's grittily authentic thriller.

In the Shadow

Czech Republic | 2012 | 106 minutes | David Ondricek

Set in Cold War Prague as the Soviets tightened their grip on Czechoslovakia, this suspenseful noir crime drama follows an honest cop whose jewelry heist investigation is taken over by State Security. Czech Oscar® submission.

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.

Jump

Ireland | 2012 | 88 minutes | Kieron J. Walsh

A fateful New Year's Eve throws half a dozen characters into collision in this complex, wildly inventive and occasionally giddy tale from Northern Ireland. Does Jump refer to potential suicide or playing with chronological narrative?

Last Flight to Abuja

Nigeria | 2012 | 78 minutes | Obi Emelonye

An ill-fated flight provides the setting for this suspenseful multi-character pot-boiler filled with romance, blackmail, and murder in Obi Emelonye's Nollywood box-office smash.

Last I Heard

USA | 2013 | 100 minutes | David Rodriguez

Released from federal prison after 20 years due to his ailing health, a formerly powerful New York mobster (Paul Sorvino) moves back home and attempts to reconnect with former life in this poignant Sopranos-esque character study. Starring Michael Rappaport, Renee Props, Andrea Nitolli, and the first onscreen pairing of mafia movie legends Sorvino and Chazz Palminteri. WORLD PREMIERE

The Moment

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Jane Weinstock

Recovering mental patient and photojournalist Lee (Jennifer Jason Leigh) investigates the disappearance of her former lover, only to find that sometimes the truth is closer to home than she ever anticipated in this twisting, sexy psychological thriller.

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