Saturday, May 9, 2015

TwoOhSix Picks - SIFF Preview 2015

Yes, it's that time of year again where every second of my free time is taken up by movies that are part of the Seattle International Film Festival. This year, the festival's 41st, I have come up with a list of all the movies I would like to see, am hoping to see, and if it all works out, will actually get to see. There are a total of 41 films (an honest coincidence with the 41 years) on my list and they vary greatly between genres and countries of origin so let's just get right to it, shall we?

I have listed the films alphabetically. Links take you to the corresponding pages on the SIFF website where you will find trailers, show times, and more info. Out of the 41 films, there is a good mix of domestic and international films ranging from romantic comedies to bloody horror films. My picks will definitely give you a good taste of the festival based on the selections that I myself would like to see. Enjoy!

Based on the true-crime story of the Lonely Hearts Killers.

Young women hoping to heal through the arts in Cambodia.

Directed by and starring Chris Evans!

Documentary about the saké-making process.

 The story of Filipino nationalist Andres Bonifacio.

Chinese silent film recently found in the National Library of Norway.

World Premiere of locally-produced psychological thriller.

Shot on 35mm film and starring Academy Award®-winner Jean Dujardin.

Midnight Adrenaline: Belgian backwoods horror film.

Midnight Adrenaline: A rowdy splatter-comedy from New Zealand.

A celebration of the music and its triumph over destruction.

Midnight Adrenaline!

 Based on David Lipsky’s acclaimed memoir.

Bold, beautiful epic focuses on a five-year span in the life of Xio Hang.

Unsettling and atmospheric Austrian chiller.

Sweet and hilarious coming-of-age story.

Part melodrama, part tragedy, part science fiction.

Co-written and produced by Bong Joon-ho (Snowpiercer).

Dark and terrifying fairy tale monster movie.

South Korean crime thriller.

Will have you jumping in your seat.

 Science fiction fairy tale from Oscar®-winner Gabriele Salvatores.

Manny Pacquiao's early boxing career.

 Easily one of the most gorgeous foodie films ever made.

Playful, genre-bending black comedy.

Joshua Oppenheimer's follow up to The Act of Killing.

Hitchcockian psychosexual drama.

Insightful documentary about the terrifying condition of sleep paralysis.

Blockbuster conclusion to the trilogy.

A hilarious take on parenthood, marriage, and sexual frustration.

A dark tale of teenage alienation.

A moving portrait of a Tibetan culture.

Clever comedy about cultural identity at a Korean teen summer camp.

A film destined to become another quotable hit. 

Based on a short story by Jiro Asada.

An earnest comedy you’ll want to invest in.

Retro-futuristic love letter to ’80s action films.

A sentimental and powerful documentary. Locally Produced!

A genuinely creepy horror story. Locally Produced!

Adapted from a short story collection by James Franco.

as his official 2015 FlashFilms Festival selection.


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