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Press screenings, SIFF 2016, Thursday. May 26 [May. 29th, 2016|03:06 pm]
My rating: ****
IMDB rating: 7.0
US Distributor: Music Box Films
Press Screening: 10:00am
Mood: Open My Eyes
FRANCE/POLAND 2016 (115 min)
Director: Anne Fontaine
Cast: Lou de Laâge, Agata Kulesza, Agata Buzek, Joanna Kulig, Vincent Macaigne

1945 Poland, a young French Red Cross doctor discovers an order of Benedictine nuns searching for help and redemption after a series of assaults by the "liberating" Red Army. Keep your eye on the mother superior.

Festival Screenings:
Thu June 2 | 7:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Sat June 4 | 8:45pm | Kirkland Performance Center

My rating: *** 3/4
IMDB rating: 7.0
Press Screening: Noon
Mood: Open My Eyes
ICELAND 2015 (99 min)
Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson
Cast: Atli Óskar Fjalarsson, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson, Rakel Björk Björnsdóttir, Kristbjörg Kjeld, Rade Šerbedžija

The second feature from director Rúnar Rúnarsson (Volcano, SIFF 2012) follows the travails of 16-year-old Ari, who must grow up quickly when he is sent to the remote, working-class Westfjords to live with his deadbeat father. The best of the Coming of Age films this year.

Festival Screenings:
Sun May 29 | 9:15pm | AMC Pacific Place
Tue May 31 | 4:00pm | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Director Rúnar Rúnarsson scheduled to attend both screenings

My rating: ****
IMDB rating: 8.5
US Distributor: The Orchard
Press Screening: 2:00pm
Mood: Make Me Laugh!
NEW ZEALAND 2016 (93 min)
Director: Taika Waititi
Cast: Julian Dennison, Sam Neill, Rima Te Wiata, Rachel House, Oscar Kightley

The latest from New Zealand director Taika Waititi (What We Do In the Shadows) is a heartwarming adventure comedy about a "bad egg" foster kid who triggers a manhunt when he escapes into the forest with his cantankerous new guardian (Sam Neill). A laugh a minute.

Festival Screenings:
Fri June 3 | 6:00pm | Kirkland Performance Center
Sat June 4 | 8:30pm | SIFF Cinema Egyptian