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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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Una Noche

Cuba | 2012 | 90 minutes | Lucy Mulloy

A young Cuban, Elio, and his sister Lila get wrapped up with Raul, a sexy, volatile fugitive. The trio embarks on a harrowing 90-mile ocean voyage, in this vibrant and intense film.

Unfinished Song

United Kingdom | 2012 | 93 minutes | Paul Andrew Williams

When his beloved wife (Vanessa Redgrave) falls ill, a curmudgeonly retiree (Terence Stamp) must take her place in the local seniors' choir, in this hilarious and heartwarming comedy-drama.

The Wall

Austria | 2012 | 108 minutes | Julian Roman Pölsler

After returning from a summer walk in the Austrian woods with her dog, a woman is shocked that an invisible wall prevents her from leaving the forest, where she becomes determined to survive and record her thoughts. Based on Marlen Haushofer’s classic novel.

Watchtower

Turkey | 2012 | 100 minutes | Pelin Esmer

Haunted by his past, a fire warden in the Turkish mountains is inexorably drawn towards a young woman with a mysterious secret of her own.

When a Wolf Falls in Love with a Sheep

Taiwan | 2012 | 85 minutes | Hou Chi-Jan

Tung (Taiwanese heartthrob Kai Ko) works at a copy shop and is bored of his monotonous life until he discovers a drawing of a sheep on the back of one of his copies, and falls for the dreaming, eccentric girl who drew it.

When I Saw You

Palestine | 2012 | 93 minutes | Annemarie Jacir

This charming and compassionate film follows an intrepid Palestinian child's adventures in the wake of the Six Day War, as he stumbles through the woods and into a secret volunteer military training site.

Wish You Were Here

Australia | 2012 | 89 minutes | Kieran Darcy-Smith

A tropical holiday to Cambodia turns sinister when a friend from the group goes missing and dark secrets begin to emerge. This psychologically complex Australian thriller is anchored by an incredible performance from rising star Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty).

Yesterday Never Ends

Spain | 2013 | 108 minutes | Isabelle Coixet

In the vein of Alfonso Cuaron's dystopic masterpiece, Children of Men, legendary Spanish auteur Isabel Coixet (Elegy, The Secret Life of Words) visits a near future Barcelona ravished by a devastating financial crisis. NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

You Will Be My Son

France | 2012 | 102 minutes | Gilles Legrand

Instead of grooming his son to inherit his lucrative wine-growing business, an imperious vintner (Niels Arestrup) looks to a talented California-based grower, rendering a harvest of jealousy and worse with Shakespearean undertones.

Youth

France | 2012 | 75 minutes | Justine Malle

From the daughter of legendary French auteur Louis Malle, this debut weaves an autobiographical account of her father succumbing to a fatal disease just as she is finding love at the age of 20.

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