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Seattle International Film Festival 2014 day 7 suggestions

Day 7 of the Seattle International Film Festival features stories about a shy Polish nun's secret past, a day in the life of rocker Nick Cave and a 16th century everyman's quest for bloody revenge.

Age of Uprising / 20,000 Days on Earth / Ida
Music Box Films / Drafthouse Films / Music Box Films

"Ida" -- Just before a shy, young Polish girl takes her vows as a nun, she learns a family secret from World War II -- a a truth that prompts her to retrace her family ties. (watch the trailer)

This film screens at 7 p.m. P.T. at the Harvard Exit.

"20,000 Days on Earth" -- Described as "blending fact, fiction, and fantasy," this film straddles fact and fiction as Nick Cave offers a glimpse in a day-in-the-life of Nick Cave on his 20,000th day on Earth. (watch a clip)

This film's final SIFF screening begins 9:30 p.m. P.T. at the SIFF Uptown.

"Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas" -- The compelling Danish actor Mads Mikkelson ("Hannibal," "The Hunt") stars as a 16th century merchant who embarks on a mission of revenge against French noblemen responsible for his wife's death. (watch the trailer)

This film's final screening at SIFF begins at 9 p.m. P.T. at the Harvard Exit.

"Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus" -- This documentary follows a group of a defiant actors as they stage their acclaimed, uncensored live stage performance in the face of Communist Belarus, forcing them to smuggle all their footage out of the embattled nation. (watch the trailer)

Director Madeleine Sackler is scheduled to attend this screening.

This films screens at 9:30 p.m. P.T. at Pacific Place, with a follow-up showtime on May 23.

Finally, these films close their SIFF run May 21:

For a complete list of all films screening at SIFF on May 21, click here.

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