SIFF 2011by Terbis | created - 06 May 2011 | updated - 19 May 2011 | Public
Films screening at the Seattle International Film Festival 2011
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2. Copacabana (2010)
107 min | Comedy
Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou. Never having cared about social conventions, she is suddenly faced with the realization that her own daughter is ... See full summary »
3. Chin do (2010)
95 min | Romance
Chow Yi (Gillian Chung) is about to leave on holiday with her boyfriend, Yang Pai Shu (Lawrence Chou) until an argument makes Chow Yi to dump him at the airport. Their breakup is being witnessed by her ex-boyfriend.
4. Febbre da fieno (2010)
100 min | Romance
A group of Roman misfits spend the fall minding a vintage shop called Twinkled, a business that is failing in every way but in spirit. The owner strives to keep the store afloat, even as ... See full summary »
5. Na igre (2009)
90 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
After a stunning victory at a cyber sport tournament, the winning gamers are awarded CDs with a brand new game. After playing this game, each of them is affected with some force, turning ... See full summary »
6. Sykt lykkelig (2010)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »
Votes: 2,701 | Gross: $0.04M
7. Richting west (2010)
98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Heading west tells the story of the chaotic life of Claire (38), woman, lover, daughter, single mother. A filmic essay about life in the big city.
8. Hermano (2010)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart.
Votes: 2,281 | Gross: $0.03M
10. Holy Rollers (2010)
R | 89 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In Brooklyn, a youth from an Orthodox Jewish community is lured into becoming an Ecstasy dealer by his pal who has ties to an Israeli drug cartel.
Votes: 4,504 | Gross: $0.30M
12. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands had ... See full summary »
13. The Hunter (I) (2010)
90 min | Thriller
In an act of vengeance, a young man randomly kills two police officers. He escapes to the forest, where he is arrested by two other officers. The three men are surrounded by trees, the ... See full summary »
14. If a Tree Falls (2010)
84 min | Horror, Thriller
Siblings, Brad and Lisa Carpenter, along with two lifelong family friends, Will and Vanessa, set out to cross Eastern Canada enroute to an annual family reunion. Their road trip takes them ... See full summary »
15. Eu cand vreau sa fluier, fluier (2010)
Unrated | 94 min | Drama
Two weeks before his release, a teenage prisoner learns that his mother has returned home. Meanwhile, he finds himself in love with a student working in the penitentiary as an intern.
Votes: 5,503 | Gross: $0.01M
18. Khew ar-khard (2010)
106 min | Horror
In 1983 before the giant Suvarnabhumi international airport was built, the neglected and unoccupied area was called "King Cobra Swamp" by the locals. As building commenced, a huge old ... See full summary »
20. 12 Meter ohne Kopf (2009)
108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
East Fresia 1401: the era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon... See full summary »
21. Wenecja (2010)
110 min | Drama
Marek is in his early teens and dreams of going to Venice. Although the war makes his plans highly unlikely, the boy won't let his dreams drift away too easily.
24. Johan Primero (2010)
78 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Every day, Johan Puig drives 50 laps in an old 2CV around Camp Nou, FC Barcelona's stadium, to bring good luck to his team. Just like the old days, when his father would take him for this ... See full summary »
26. Juan (2010)
105 min | Drama, Music, Romance
The successful artist and playboy Juan is a notorious seducer of women, through his ability to be just what a woman dreams of: Charming, charismatic, strong, sensitive, sexual. Driven by a ... See full summary »
27. Jucy (2010)
Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy
Jackie and Lucy - together nicknamed 'Jucy' - are 20 something best friends who do everything together. Their days are spent working at a local alternative video store serving a variety of ... See full summary »
28. Denjin Zabôgâ (2011)
114 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A young man with a motorcycle that has the ability to transform into a karate-fighting robot hunts down a gang of evil cyborgs to avenge the death of his father.
30. Kongen av Bastøy (2010)
Not Rated | 116 min | Action, Drama
Norwegian winter, early 20th century. On the boys home Bastoy, a new inmate leads the boys to a violent uprising against a brutal regime. How far is he willing to go to attain freedom?
Votes: 15,166 | Gross: $0.01M
31. The Last Circus (2010)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama
A young trapeze artist must decide between her lust for Sergio, the Happy Clown, or her affection for Javier, the Sad Clown, both of whom are deeply disturbed.
Votes: 11,245 | Gross: $0.04M
32. Late Autumn (2010)
116 min | Drama
Anna Chen's highly jealous husband discovers that Anna has rekindled a relationship with her first love. When Anna's husband confronts her about their relationship a terrible fight ensues. ... See full summary »
33. Lesson Plan (2011)
Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, History
'Lesson Plan' is a documentary featuring interviews of the original students and teacher of the 1967 Third Wave experiment. This exercise in fascism took place in Palo Alto, California. ... See full summary »
34. Letters from the Big Man (2011)
Not Rated | 104 min | Drama
Sarah Smith, an artist and government hydrologist, sets out on a post-fire stream survey in a remote part of the Kalmiopsis Wilderness of southwestern Oregon. In the course of her journey ... See full summary »
35. Life in a Day (2011)
PG-13 | 95 min | Documentary, Drama
A documentary shot by film-makers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the twenty-fourth of July, 2010.
Directors: Loressa Clisby, Kevin Macdonald, Hiroaki Aikawa, Natalia Andreadis, Jack Attridge, Cristina Bocchialini, Zillah Bowes, Ferran Brooks, Andrea Dalla Costa, Lisa Cottrell-Bentley, Alejo Crisóstomo, Sócrates Cuadri, Ayman El Gazwy, Shawn Gadberry, Jane Haubrich, Soma Helmi, Jennifer M. Howd, Clementine Isaac, Aditya Kolli, Gabor Kukucska, Francesco La Regina, Frederic Lumiere, Marek Mackovic, Zuqy Cruz Marquez, Linda Matarasso, Kevin McMahon, Joseph Michael, Joaquin Montalvan, Lilit Movsisyan, Emmanuelle Pickett, Christopher Redmond, Alejandro Romeo, Alaa Sheikh Hassan, Marcus Tedenryd | Stars: Hiroaki Aikawa, Cindy Baer, Teagan Bentley, Ester Brym
Votes: 13,932 | Gross: $0.25M
36. La Vida de los Peces (2010)
84 min | Drama, Romance
At a house party, a handsome man wanders around catching up with friends he has not seen for some years. A travel writer now based in Berlin, Andre appears to be living an exciting ... See full summary »
37. Littlerock (2010)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
A powerfully intimate drama that captures the fears and desires of a young Japanese woman lost in the U.S., 'Littlerock' is an affectingly authentic portrait of the bitter-sweet pain of ... See full summary »
Votes: 424 | Gross: $0.01M
39. A Lot Like You (2012)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
When Eliaichi's retired father moves back to Tanzania, she begins a film project that examines the intricate fabric of multiracial identity, and grapples with the complex ties that children have to the cultures of their parents.
Director: Eliaichi Kimaro
40. Crime d'amour (2010)
Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Romance
Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence. But when the protégé's ideas become tempting enough for ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,617 | Gross: $0.53M
41. Love Like Poison (2010)
92 min | Drama
Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left. Her mother is devastated and confined in the company of the local ... See full summary »
42. Lys (2010)
52 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Teenage girl Lys is discovered inside the reactor of the newly build TERRA Power Plant and finds she is developing special powers that connect her to the energy of all living things.
43. Love (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
After losing contact with Earth, Astronaut Lee Miller becomes stranded in orbit alone aboard the abandoned International Space Station. As the life support systems dwindle, Lee battles to ... See full summary »
82 min | Comedy, Drama
An esteemed piano tuner and repairer, Jacobo leads an apparently happy life with his wife, Helena. His serene existence is thrown into a state of confusion when insomnia creeps in, and ... See full summary »
R | 107 min | Documentary
A freewheeling portrait of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters' fabled road trip across America.
Votes: 1,214 | Gross: $0.15M
46. Mamas & Papas (2010)
110 min | Drama, Family
Interconnected stories revolving around children; a fertility doctor loses her only child; a couple tries desperately to conceive; an unmarried woman gets pregnant and wants to abort, but ... See full summary »
47. Çogunluk (2010)
111 min | Drama
Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company, hanging out with his male friends in malls and discos, cruising with his dad's 4-wheel ... See full summary »
50. Marathon Boy (2010)
98 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Gemma Atwal's dynamic epic follows four-year-old Budhia, rescued from poverty by Biranchi Das, a larger-than-life judo coach and operator of an orphanage for slum children in the eastern ... See full summary »
Director: Gemma Atwal
52. A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011)
68 min | Documentary, Biography
Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest chef to have received 3 stars from the New York Times. He was 24. NY Times food critic,... See full summary »
55. Los lunes al sol (2002)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama
This is the story of those who live as if every day was a constant Sunday, those who spend their Mondays in the sun. The story of people who worked in a dockyard but are now unemployed.
Votes: 10,916 | Gross: $0.15M
57. The Mountain (2011)
73 min | Drama
Nora and Solveig are hiking through snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of several days that will take the two young women to the top of a mountain. Solveig, three months ... See full summary »
60. Mistérios de Lisboa (2010)
Not Rated | 272 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Follows a jealous countess, a wealthy businessman, and a young orphaned boy across Portugal, France, Italy and Brazil where they connect with a variety of mysterious individuals.
Votes: 2,734 | Gross: $0.11M
61. The Names of Love (2010)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A young, extroverted left-wing activist who sleeps with her political opponents to convert them to her cause is successful until she meets her match.
Votes: 6,751 | Gross: $0.51M
62. Natural Selection (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Having discovered that her dying husband has an illegitimate child living in Florida, a devout Christian housewife leaves her sheltered world on a mission to reunite father and son.
Votes: 1,150 | Gross: $0.05M
63. Al-mummia (1969)
102 min | Drama
An Upper-Egyptian clan robs a cache of mummies and sells the artifacts on the illicit antiquities black market. After a conflict within the clan, one of its members goes to the police, helping the Antiquities Service find the cache.
64. Kanenas (2010)
95 min | Drama, Romance
A Greek romantic drama film directed by Hristos Nikoleris. Infusing Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet with a contemporary Athenian migrant setting, director Christos Nikoleris has crafted a ... See full summary »
65. Norman (2010)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
A troubled high-school kid pretending to be dying of cancer confronts problems with his new girlfriend and terminally ill father as he struggles with his daily existence.
66. Noruwei no mori (2010)
Not Rated | 133 min | Drama, Romance
Toru recalls his life in the 1960s, when his friend Kizuki killed himself and he grew close to Naoko, Kizuki's girlfriend, and another woman, the outgoing, lively Midori.
Votes: 9,583 | Gross: $0.01M
67. Smukke mennesker (2010)
93 min | Drama
Follows the lives of four longing souls. Ingeborg who feels unattractive and young Jonas who is so attractive that he can literally sell some of what he's got. Anna, a young beautiful woman... See full summary »
70. The Off Hours (2011)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama
A waitress working the night shift at a roadside diner in a small, industrial town becomes intrigued by a charming truck driver, while the diner's owner struggles to keep his dwindling business afloat.
71. Old Goats (2011)
Not Rated | 91 min | Biography, Comedy
Old Goats is a comedy that features three elderly men playing themselves, but within a fictional framework. The story blends fiction and reality. Britt lives alone on a boat and searches ... See full summary »
72. Oliver Sherman (2010)
82 min | Drama, Thriller, War
Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside in search of the soldier who saved him back in the war. That man, Franklin Page,... See full summary »
73. On the Ice (2011)
R | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
In Barrow, Alaska, teenagers Qalli and Aivaaq find their bond tested when a seal-hunting trip goes wrong, resulting in the death of their friend.
Votes: 882 | Gross: $0.07M
74. Tournée (2010)
111 min | Comedy, Drama
Joachim, a former Parisian television producer had left everything behind - his children, friends, enemies, lovers and regrets - to start a new life in America. He comes back with a team of... See full summary »
76. La nostra vita (2010)
98 min | Drama
Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an ... See full summary »
77. Autoreiji (2010)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.
79. Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010)
105 min | Documentary
The film bears witness to German artist Anselm Kiefer's alchemical creative processes and renders in film, as a cinematic journey, the personal universe he has built at his hill-studio ... See full summary »
Votes: 228 | Gross: $0.05M
81. Page One: Inside the New York Times (2011)
R | 92 min | Documentary
Unprecedented access to the New York Times newsroom yields a complex view of the transformation of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity.
Votes: 3,067 | Gross: $1.07M
85. The Pipe (2010)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama
What do people do, when the law prevents them from protecting themselves? Documentary film on the small Irish village that stood up to Big Oil.
86. Poll (2010)
129 min | Drama
In the summer of 1914, thirteen-year-old Oda von Siering (Paula Beer) leaves Berlin to join her family and an assortment of German and Russian aristocrats on an estate in Estonia. The von ... See full summary »
87. Por el camino (2010)
Santiago arrives in Montevideo for resolving disputes related to inheritance. He travels to meet the land and on the way to Punta del Este, gives a ride to Juliette, a young Belgian looking for a boyfriend from the past.
88. Poupoupidou (2011)
Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
Votes: 2,252 | Gross: $0.04M
89. PressPausePlay (2011)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Music
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture ... See full summary »
90. Prinsessa (2010)
104 min | Biography, Drama
Princess tells the true story of former cabaret dancer Anna Lappalainen's redemptive struggle with insanity, who checked in to Finland's Kellokoski Psychiatric Hospital in 1945.
91. Project Nim (2011)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
Tells the story of a chimpanzee taken from its mother at birth and raised like a human child by a family in a brownstone on the upper West Side in the 1970s.
Votes: 7,673 | Gross: $0.41M
93. Una vita tranquilla (2010)
105 min | Crime, Drama
The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »
94. Red Eagle (2010)
130 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Year 2016, Bangkok is a rotten capital infested with chaos and criminals. Widespread corruption by politicians has dipped the moral compass to a new low, and the government's hasty plan to ... See full synopsis »
95. Rene Midis Holivudshi (2010)
103 min | Drama, Mystery
Renee Dadiani, a big city dweller, teaches video art in a film school but at the same time he works for a propane delivery office. He claims real men are men of many hats. In a film school ... See full summary »
96. The Rescuers (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary
The film traces the journey of Stephanie Nyombayire, a young Rwandan anti-genocide activist who teams up with Sir Martin Gilbert, the renowned Holocaust historian, to travel across 15 ... See full summary »
98. Romeos (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered on the relationship between a two young men, as one of them navigates the difficulties of life as a transgender man.
Votes: 2,778 | Gross: $0.00M
99. Rosario (2010)
120 min | Drama, Romance
The film tells the saga of Rosario, a young and liberated woman in the 1920s who has just arrived from New York, and is spending her vacation in their hacienda.There, she meets and falls in... See full synopsis »