Seattleites are blessed with one of the world's largest and best attended film festivals and it's time to turn our attention to the PacNW. Yes it's SIFF time again and although the festival officially kicked off last Thursday, don't you fret, because it runs until Sunday, June 12! Yes that's over three weeks and four weekends of films. Yikes!
There are hundreds of the best films from the indie and international calendar on show at SIFF and we've covered many in the past. But we've limited ourselves to a mere 10 (okay, 11) films from this year's festival to shout out.
Are you headed to SIFF? What are you excited for?
The Brand New Testament
Belgian Jaco Van Dormael undoubtedly has an interesting way of looking at things. His long career (including Mr. Nobody) has made that clear and his latest film is a tour de force of oddity about a girl that escapes her father. It just so happens this girl is the daughter of God (aka, Jesus's sister) and the effect she has on modern society is pretty amazing. Here is Martin's review.