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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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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.

The Land of Eb

Marshall Islands | 2012 | 88 minutes | Andrew Williamson

A tender and personal look at a forgotten Hawaiian community of Marshall Islands natives who still struggle to recover from the nuclear age, reminding us of the consequences and lasting effects of the atom bomb.

The Last Sentence

Sweden | 2012 | 125 minutes | Jan Troell

An elegant and poetic tale—exquisitely filmed in black and white—about crusading Swedish journalist Torgny Segerstedt and his courageous stand against Fascism during WWII.

Lasting

Poland | 2013 | 93 minutes | Jacek Borcuch

Secrets and betrayal permeate this unwavering tale of two Polish students who strike up a romance during their summer in Spain, only to see it come crashing down around them.

Laurence Anyways

Canada (Québec) | 2012 | 168 minutes | Xavier Dolan

Xavier Dolan dazzles with an epic romance between a bohemian couple. When Laurence confesses that he believes he's transgendered, his relationship with Frédérique is sent spiraling. An audacious and searing meditation on love and sexuality.

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.

Love Is in the Air

France | 2013 | 96 minutes | Alexandre Castagnetti

On a flight from New York to Paris, exes Julie and Antoine are seated side-by-side for the first time since their break-up, and relive the lows, and highs, of their past. Make sure your seatbelt is securely fastened for this breezy romantic comedy.

Low Profile

France | 2012 | 96 minutes | Cécilia Rouaud

After a fresh breakup with his wife, Yvan (the charismatic Denis Ménochet) decides to leave Paris and start a new life. Except that he finds himself stuck with the son she had with another man.

Ludwig II

Germany | 2012 | 140 minutes | Marie Noëlle, Peter Sehr

In this lushly art-directed biopic, Sabin Tambrea portrays Bavaria's famous "Mad King Ludwig" as a misunderstood, reluctant monarch who met his downfall by believing music and culture could change the world.

Marie Krøyer

Denmark | 2012 | 98 minutes | Bille August

An exquisite period romance about the wife of acclaimed Danish painter P.S. Krøyer. At the peak of their marriage, Krøyer's mental illness becomes more severe and Marie's dream of a mutually supportive life as artists turns to frustration and sorrow.

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