Festival Spotlight: Festival Favorites

Festival Spotlight Shines on Must-See Films of SIFF 2018.

Festival Spotlight

Award winners from Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals, new works from Oscar® winning filmmakers, and the return of some of SIFF's favorite directors - you won't want to miss these just-confirmed SIFF 2018 titles!

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Disobedience

Disobedience

Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola star in Oscar®-winning director Sebastián Lelio's (A Fantastic Woman) compassionate exploration of faith, sexuality, and freedom as told through the passionate love between two women within London's Orthodox Jewish community.

The Third Murder

The Third Murder

Veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda (Our Little Sister, After the Storm) returns with an engrossing legal drama about a career defense attorney who begins to question his profession after a client with a seemingly open-and-shut murder case changes his story with each confession. Japanese Academy Awards winner for Best Film, Director, Screenplay, and Editing.

Hearts Beat Loud

Hearts Beat Loud

A widowed hipster father (Nick Offerman) goads his talented daughter (Kiersey Clemons, Dope) into forming an unlikely, and incredibly catchy, pop band during her final summer before college in director Brett Haley's (The Hero) sweet, harmonious family fable. Also starring Toni Collette (The Way Way Back) and Sasha Lane (American Honey).

Eighth Grade

Eighth Grade

Newcomer Elsie Fisher, in a star-making performance, perfectly captures the everyday humiliations and triumphs of a modern-day thirteen-year-old making her way through the last week of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year in the auspicious filmmaking debut of comedian Bo Burnham.

Three Identical Strangers

Three Identical Strangers

In an unbelievable true story that became a tabloid sensation, three college students in 1980 discovered that they were identical triplets separated at birth, but their joyous media-friendly reunion also unearthed a secret experimental program as nefarious as the plot of a conspiracy thriller. Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

The world of musician, activist, provocateur, and Sri Lankan immigrant M.I.A. is revealed through decades of previously-unseen personal diaries which anchor a kinetic documentary that is every bit as unconventional and uncompromising as the international hip-hop star herself. Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize winner.

Godard Mon Amour

Godard Mon Amour

Oscar®-winning director Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) delightfully embodies the spirit of the French New Wave to depict the whirlwind 1968 romance between revolutionary filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard (Louis Garrel, The Dreamers) and his new muse, activist Anne Wiazemsky (Stacy Martin).

Under the Tree

Under the Tree

Two families living among the manicured lawns and IKEA furnished homes of suburban Iceland find themselves in an increasingly absurd and ultimately disastrous feud over the placement of a shade tree in this savage black comedy from the director of Either Way.

The Guilty

The Guilty

Winner of the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, this innovative, claustrophobic thriller takes place in an emergency call center, where a dispatcher receives a panicked distress call from a woman, leading to a frantic rescue mission with a phone as the only resource.

Naples in Veils

Naples in Veils

Ferzan Ozpetek uses the entrancing art, music, and architecture of the city of Naples to form a sumptuous backdrop for this mystery-shrouded thriller of magic and superstition following a coroner who, after a whirlwind romance with a younger man, next sees him on her autopsy table.

Sweet Country

Sweet Country

Set in the majestic Australian outback, director Warwick Thornton's (Samson and Delilah) Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize winning indigenous Western follows an Aboriginal ranch hand struggling against the bitterly divided frontier society that has forced him to go on the run after a violent act of self-defense.

The Last Suit

The Last Suit

A heartfelt and charming journey begins when Abraham, a spry octogenarian tailor and Holocaust survivor played by prolific Argentine actor Miguel Ángel Solá, leaves his Buenos Aires home on a one way trip across Europe in search of the man who once saved his life. Miami Film Festival Audience Award winner.

People's Republic of Desire

People's Republic of Desire

Take a fascinating journey inside China's digital idol-making universe, where individuals morph into improbable on-line celebrities, captivating millions of viewers and earning hundreds of thousands of dollars by soliciting donations in exchange for virtual connection. Winner of the documentary Grand Jury Prize at the SXSW Film Festival.