Day 4 of the Seattle International Film Festival includes narratives about well-meaning child abductors, a child abductee who faces criminal charges and a young woman whose childhood may have connections to the devil.
"Difret" -- A kidnapped girl in Ethiopia kills her attacker -- but faces the country's long-standing tradition of marriage by abduction. This Ethiopian drama has won awards at the Sundance and Berlin Film Festivals. (watch a clip)
Director Zeresenay Mehari scheduled to attend today's screening.
This film screens at 3:30 p.m. PT at Pacific Place, with a follow-up screening May 24.
This film's final SIFF screening begins at 9 p.m. PT at Pacific Place.
Director Jason Bognacki is scheduled to attend today's screening.
This film's final SIFF screening starts at 2:00 p.m. PT at SIFF Uptown.
"Human Capital" -- This story told in three chapters follows the aftermath of a roadside driving accident and how it changes the lives of two families.
Valeria Bruni Tedeschi won Best Actress at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival for her role in this Italian thriller.
This film's final SIFF screening begins at 10:30 a.m. PT at Harvard Exit.
"Still Life" -- A meticulous case worker is sent on a life-changing journey after he's tasked with finding the next of kin to an alcoholic man who may have died completely alone.
This film screens at 6:30 p.m. PT at Pacific Place with a follow-up presentation on May 26.
This film screens at 9:30 p.m. PT at the Egyptian Theater.
Finally, these films close their SIFF run May 18:
- "Human Capital"
- "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon"
- "Beyond the Brick"
- "Desert Cathedral"
- "Search for General Tso"
- "The Double"
- "Everything We Loved"
- "Chinese Puzzle"
For a complete list of all films screening at SIFF on May 18, click here.