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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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Free Fall

Germany | 2013 | 100 minutes | Stephan Lacant

Marc, an expectant father and police officer, loses control of his seemingly perfect life when he develops romantic feelings for Kay, another man in his police unit. When Kay suddenly disappears, Marc's world capsizes.

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.

Full Circle

China | 2012 | 104 minutes | Zhang Yang

A group of irrepressible senior citizens living in a nursing home in China experience renewed, youthful energy when they decide to compete in a televised acting and variety show competition.

Garibaldi's Lovers

Italy | 2012 | 108 minutes | Silvio Soldini

A sophisticated comedy casting a critical eye on contemporary Italy through the eyes of a working-class widower struggling to raise two daughters. While helping them out of a mischievous situation, he meets and falls in love with a budding artist.

The Girl With Nine Wigs

Germany | 2013 | 117 minutes | Marc Rothemund

Based on the bestselling novel. 21-year-old Sophie has just started her studies when she is diagnosed with cancer. Though her world is turned upside down, nine individual wigs become Sophie's elixir of life in this true story.

Goltzius and the Pelican Company

United Kingdom | 2012 | 128 minutes | Peter Greenaway

Peter Greenaway's stunningly visual, sexually provocative 16th-century tale is based on the life of the notorious Dutch engraver who tempts the Margrave of Alsace with a business proposition, offering to stage erotic dramatizations of the Old Testament.

The Great Passage

Japan | 2013 | 133 minutes | Yûya Ishii

Tasked with helping to edit a new dictionary known as “The Great Passage,” Mitsuya finds himself distracted by his landlord’s beautiful granddaughter in this kindhearted tribute to the power of words.

A Gun in Each Hand

Spain | 2012 | 97 minutes | Cesc Gay

Wounded male egos and middle-age masculine identities in the modern age are explored in this deadpan comedy through a clever collection of humorous vignettes starring Spain's best-known actors.

Halima's Path

Croatia | 2012 | 93 minutes | Arsen Anton Ostojic

In order to recover the body of her son lost during the war in Bosnia, a grieving but strong-willed Muslim woman, Halima, must track down her estranged niece, who carries a mysterious connection to her son.

Harmony Lessons

Kazakhstan | 2013 | 110 minutes | Emir Baigazin

SIFF 2013 Best New Director: Grand Jury Prize

A stark, surreal, strange, and entirely riveting tale of a marginalized teenage boy. Young Kazakh director Emir Baigazin's accomplished debut creates a poetic and mature study of school bullying and the strength of the survival instinct in a small town in rural Kazakhstan.

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