Seattle International Film Festival opens on Thursday 18th May and will showcase more than 400 films from 80 countries over 25 days. Three of the films being shown are sponsored by the East Asia Center and the Taiwan Studies Initiative.
Directed by Chung Mung-Hong, Taiwan, 2016
Hong Kong comedy legend Michael Hui gives an impressively restrained performance as a down-on-his-luck taxi driver who accidentally picks up a drug mule, in Taiwanese director Chung Mong-Hong’s (Parking) offbeat, a violent road movie.
Sunday May 28 | 6:00 PM | Lincoln Square
Thursday June 1 | 8:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown
Friday June 2 | 3:00 PM SIFF | Cinema Uptown
Directed by Moon Chang-Yong, Jeon Jin, South Korea 2016
After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his aging godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past in a beautiful story of faith and unconditional love.
Wednesday May 24 | 7:00 PM | Majestic Bay Theatres (Director Jin Jeon scheduled to attend)
Thursday May 25 | 4:30 PM | Pacific Place (Director Jin Jeon scheduled to attend)
Thursday June 1 | 6:30 PM | Shoreline Community College
Directed by Hong Sang-soo, South Korea, 2016
Korean virtuoso Hong Sang-soo (Right Now, Wrong Then) delivers an absurdist spin on the romantic comedy when a young painter has a fight with his girlfriend for drinking with another man, then discovers her doppelganger appearing wherever he goes.
Sunday May 21 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Egyptian
Monday May 22 | 9:30 PM | Majestic Bay Theatres
Wednesday May 24 | 6:30 PM | SIFF Cinema Uptown