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The Ellison Center Sponsors the Seattle International Film Festival and the Russian Film “Zoology”, May 18 – June 11

May 18, 2017

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies and the Jackson School of International Studies are proud to again sponsor films at this year’s Seattle International Film Festival. The festival, now in its 43rd year, features more than 400 films from 80 countries and attracts thousands of attendees. SIFF 2017 runs 25 days from May 18 to June 11. 

To help moviegoers navigate the huge number of films being screened this year, the Ellison Center has created a webpage that lists all of the films from the REECAS region that will be shown during SIFF. The list can also be found at the bottom of this page.

This year, the Ellison Center is looking forward to the highly acclaimed “Zoology” by Russian filmmaker Ivan Tverdovsky. The film tells the story of a lonely, middle-aged woman who works in administration at a zoo where her co-workers play pranks on her. One day, Natasha discovers that she has grown a tail. During a medical examination, she befriends a young radiologist who changes her life.

View the trailer below.

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly-attended film festival in the United States and has been named one of the 50 unmissable film festivals by Variety.

Click on the links below to read about films from the REECAS region that will be screened this year.

Bosnia and Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia
Estonia Georgia Hungary
Latvia Moldova Poland
Romania Russia Ukraine