New independent arthouse films, encores of successful presentations, and an ever-rotating selection of virtual cinema to enjoy from home.
Virtual SIFF Cinema
Stay home, stay healthy, and support SIFF with Virtual SIFF Cinema!
We are pleased to present new independent arthouse films, encores of successful presentations, and an ever-rotating selection of virtual cinema to enjoy in your house. On each film detail page, you'll find a link to the distributor's screening portal where you'll be able to rent the film and begin watching. As part of the revenue goes directly back to SIFF, this is a great way to support us during this time and see new films! Please also consider making a donation or registering for any of our Virtual Classes.
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Romania | 2019 | 86 min. | Radu Ciorniciuc
The 11 members of the Enache family have long lived off the grid in a sprawling tract of wilderness adjacent to the city of Bucharest. When the authorities decide to reclaim this land, the family is evicted from their paradise and forced to resettle in the unfamiliar city.
USA | 2020 | 87 min. | Douglas Blush, Renee Barron
Summer camp meets Spinal Tap in this profile of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, where dreamers and would-be rock stars from across America and around the world gather to learn from—and shred with—illustrious camp “counselors.”
USA | 83 min. | Lance Oppenheim
Behind the gates of a palm tree-lined fantasyland, four residents of America’s largest retirement community, The Villages, FL, strive to find happiness and meaning.
Denmark | 2020 | 88 min. | Katrine Philip
One of the first essential watches of the new year follows children at the Good Grief center, dealing with grief in honest, brave, heartbreaking, humorous, and loving ways.
United Kingdom | 2020 | 83 min. | Jerry Rothwell
Based on the groundbreaking memoir by 13-year-old author Naoki Higashida, this fascinating documentary uses an immersive, impressionistic approach to chronicle the rich inner lives of five non-speaking autistic people around the world.
USA | 2020 | 97 min. | Jiayan "Jenny" Shi
In April 2017, idealistic Chinese student Yingying Zhang came to the US to study agriculture. Six weeks later, she went missing.
USA | 2019 | 107 min. | Ryan White
True crime meets global spy thriller in this gripping account of the assassination of Kim Jong-nam, the half brother of the North Korean leader.
Hong Kong | 1988 | 102 min. | Wong Kar Wai
Wong Kar Wai’s scintillating debut feature is a kinetic, hyper-cool crime thriller graced with flashes of the impressionistic, daydream visual style for which he would become renowned. New 4k restoration.
Hong Kong | 1994 | 102 min. | Wong Kar Wai
Chungking Express is one of the defining works of nineties cinema and the film that made Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai an instant icon. New 4k restoration.
Hong Kong | 1990 | 94 min. | Wong Kar Wai
Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. New 4k restoration.
Hong Kong | 1995 | 99 min. | Wong Kar-Wai
Lost souls reach out for human connection amidst the glimmering night world of Hong Kong in Wong Kar Wai’s hallucinatory, neon-soaked nocturne. New 4k restoration.
Hong Kong | 1997 | 96 min. | Wong Kar Wai
One of the most searing romances of the 1990s, Wong Kar Wai’s emotionally raw, lushly stylized portrait of a relationship in breakdown is an intoxicating exploration of displacement and desire. New 4k restoration.
Hong Kong | 2000 | 98 min. | Wong Kar Wai
With its aching musical soundtrack and exquisitely abstract cinematography by Christopher Doyle and Mark Lee Ping-bin, this film has been a major stylistic influence on the past decade of cinema, and is a milestone in Wong Kar Wai’s redoubtable career. New 4k restoration.
Hong Kong | 2004 | 56 min. | Wong Kar Wai
Like In the Mood for Love, The Hand is set in the hazy Hong Kong of the 1960s, but its characters couldn’t be more different from the earlier film’s restrained, haunted lovers. New HD transfer, presented in this retrospective for the first time in its extended cut.
Iran | 2020 | 89 min. | Massoud Bakhshi
A woman faces the death penalty accidentally killing her husband, and is brought on Iran’s most popular televised reality show where her husband’s daughter will decide her fate. Sundance 2020 World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic.
USA | 2020 | 93 min. | Hao Wu, Anonymous, Weixi Chen
Set deep inside the frontlines of the COVID-19 crisis in Wuhan, 76 Days tells indelible human stories of healthcare workers and patients who struggle to survive the pandemic with resilience and dignity.
USA | 2020 | 90 min. | David Osit
In one of the most hotly contested areas of the world, the Christian mayor of Ramallah, Musa Hadid, must hold the Palestinian region together over a long 2017 holiday season in a city under siege.
Romania | 2019 | 109 min. | Alexander Nanau
This emotionally wrenching exposé follows the brave work of Romanian journalists who, upon investigating the aftermath of a fatal 2015 nightclub fire, uncover a far-reaching healthcare fraud that led to the deaths of innocents.