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!

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Collective

Romania | 2019 | 109 min. | Alexander Nanau

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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.

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Monsoon

United Kingdom | 2019 | 86 min. | Hong Khaou

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Kit (Henry Golding, Crazy Rich Asians) returns to Ho Chi Minh City for the first time since he was six years old when his family fled the country in the aftermath of the Vietnam-American war.

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City Hall

USA | 2020 | 272 min. | Frederick Wiseman

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Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman delivers an epic look at Boston’s city government, covering racial justice, housing, climate action, and more.

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Madre

Spain | 2019 | 129 min. | Rodrigo Sorogoyen

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Festival favorite Rodrigo Sorogoyen (The Realm) expands his award winning short film of the same name in this slow burn thriller that leads into a metaphysical love story.

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The Donut King

USA | 2020 | 94 min. | Alice Gu

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Everything you thought you knew about the donut begins with Ted Ngoy. This is the unlikely story of a Cambodian refugee arriving in American in 1975 and building a multi-million-dollar empire baking America's favorite pastry: the donut.

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Citizens of the World

Italy | 2019 | 90 min. | Gianni Di Gregorio

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In this light, frisky Italian comedy, three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meagre pensions will go that much further.

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Martin Eden

Italy | 2019 | 129 minutes | Pietro Marcello

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Jack London’s 1909 novel is transposed to Naples, as a sailor’s dream of the literary life as a way to pursue a beautiful upper-class woman clashes politically with his humbler background.

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Oliver Sacks: His Own Life

USA | 2019 | 114 min. | Ric Burns

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Oliver Sacks battled homophobia, drug addiction, and staunch criticism from the medical community during his life. This heartening documentary explores Sacks’ advocacy for arts and culture, and the ways in which science and storytelling intercept.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

USA | 2020 | 97 min. | Dawn Porter

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An in-depth and inspiring portrait of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia, John Lewis. With rare footage and interviews, Dawn Porter’s chronicle covers more that 60 years of his social activism and legislative action.

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76 Days

USA | 2020 | 93 min. | Hao Wu, Anonymous, Weixi Chen

Opens December 4, 2020

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.

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Mayor

USA | 2020 | 90 min. | David Osit

Opens December 4, 2020

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.

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Sing Me a Song

France | 2019 | 99 min. | Thomas Balmès

Opens December 4, 2020

As the Internet finally arrives in tiny Bhutan, documentarian Thomas Balmès is there to witness its transformative impact on a young Buddhist monk whose initial trepidation gives way to profound engagement with the technology.

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Assassins

USA | 2019 | 107 min. | Ryan White

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: As Tears Go By

Hong Kong | 1988 | 102 min. | Wong Kar Wai

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: Chungking Express

Hong Kong | 1994 | 102 min. | Wong Kar Wai

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: Days of Being Wild

Hong Kong | 1990 | 94 min. | Wong Kar Wai

Opens December 11, 2020

Wong Kar Wai’s breakthrough sophomore feature represents the first full flowering of his swooning signature style. New 4k restoration.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: Fallen Angels

Hong Kong | 1995 | 99 min. | Wong Kar-Wai

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: Happy Together

Hong Kong | 1997 | 96 min. | Wong Kar Wai

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: In the Mood for Love

Hong Kong | 2000 | 98 min. | Wong Kar Wai

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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World of Wong Kar Wai: The Hand

Hong Kong | 2004 | 56 min. | Wong Kar Wai

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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Yalda, a Night for Forgiveness

Iran | 2020 | 89 min. | Massoud Bakhshi

Opens December 11, 2020

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.

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Finding Yingying

USA | 2020 | 97 min. | Jiayan "Jenny" Shi

Opens December 18, 2020

In April 2017, idealistic Chinese student Yingying Zhang came to the US to study agriculture. Six weeks later, she went missing.

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