Hélène de Lacoste’s Picks

SIFF Programming Assistant Hélène de Lacoste picks some of her highlights from the 2019 Festival.

Hélène de Lacoste

Currently studying at the Paris Institute of Political Sciences, Hélène de Lacoste has developed her passion for culture and cinema through diverse experiences. Among others, she contributed to the creation of the Youssef Chahine's exhibition at the Cinémathèque Française and interned at the L'Orient-Le Jour newspaper in Beirut as a cultural journalist. Hélène is very thrilled to contribute to the 2019 edition of the Seattle International Film Festival as a Programming Intern.

Another Day of Life

The incredible destiny of the world famous Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuścińskii who covered 27 revolutions, has been kidnapped several times and even sentenced to death. Using both animation and archival material, this visually fascinating movie highlights the courage of a man who dedicated his life to his profession.

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Fig Tree

Fig Tree

This is a movie that brings an in-depth perspective on the story of Ethiopian Jews dealing with racism in their own country during the Ethiopian Civil War. This movie explores questions of exile and rejection through the innocent eye of the young teenager Mina.

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Invisibles

Invisibles

This feel-good movie gives visibility to those we usually forget by showing, with a sensible gaze, the reconstruction of several homeless women. Heartwarming and positive, this movie will give you the energy to change the World. At least.

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Midnight Traveler

Midnight Traveler

An intimate look into the daily-life of an Afghan family trying to reach Europe. Entirely shot by the family herself, somewhere between incomprehension, poesy and determination, this documentary is going to give you a concrete idea of what "travelers" have to endure during their search for better days.

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Sauvage/Wild

Sauvage/Wild

A dive into the daily life of a young male prostitute through his different encounters. Harrowing and sensible, the incredible performance by Félix Maritaud will haunt you for a while.

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Sibel

Sibel

An empowering portrait of a young woman fighting for her freedom in a remote village of Turkey. You are going to be seduced by the boldness and the daring of this unforgettable female character.

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