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Films from Southeast Asia at SIFF


Dates: May 22 - June 4, 2016

Locations: Various venues; venues are listed below in parentheses after the show times 

 
There are five films from Southeast Asia at the Seattle International Film Festival this year. We compiled this guide to help you choose a movie or two or three that interest you. SEAC is sponsoring the screening of A Copy of My Mind. Happy watching!
 

Indonesia



A Copy of My Mind
http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/copy-of-my-mind
June 3 @ 6:30 pm (SIFF Uptown)
June 4 @ 4:00 pm (AMC Pacific Place)

Indonesia | 2015 | 116 minutes | Joko Anwar  --- A bold hybrid of romance and political thriller unfolds in modern-day Jakarta after two lovers, a beauty-salon worker and a DVD pirate, find themselves on the run after uncovering evidence of high-level corruption.
*Sponsored by the Southeast Asia Center

Rambu: The Intruder
http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/b-movie-bingo-presents-rambu-the-intruder
June 4 @ 11:00 pm (SIFF Egyptian)
Indonesia | 1986 | 120 minutes | Jopi Burnama  --- Experience this utterly bizarre Indonesian Rambo rip-off while competing for one-of-a-kind prizes as the comedy team Wolf Choir presents a unique interactive blend of live comedy, high-stakes bingo, and the best in terrible action movies from the VHS era.

 

Philippines


Honor Thy Father
http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/honor-thy-father
May 25 @ 9:30 pm (SIFF Uptown)
May 28 @ 5:30 pm (Renton)
June 1 @ 4:30 pm (Lincoln Square) 

Philippines | 2015 | 115 minutes | Erik Matti --- PA thrilling suspense tale unfolds when a married Filipino couple is held responsible for perpetuating a Ponzi scheme, bilking millions of dollars out of the parishioners of their church, who immediately begin plotting violent revenge against the family.


Whistleblower
http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/whistleblower
June 1 @ 6:00 pm (Renton)
June 2 @ 6:00 pm (SIFF Uptown)

Philippines | 2016 | 82 minutes | Adolfo B. Alix Jr. --- In this thriller in the tradition of Costa Gavras' Z and Ben Affleck's Argo, a Filipino accountant, adept at finding tax loopholes, turns the tables against her wealthy businesswoman employer in a far-reaching political scandal.


 

Thailand


The Island Funeral
http://www.siff.net/festival-2016/island-funeral
May 22 @ 8:30 pm (SIFF Uptown)
May 27 @ 9:00 pm (SIFF Film Center) 

Thailand | 2015 | 105 minutes | Pimpaka Towira --- Three Thai youth leave Bangkok to visit a long-lost aunt and end up on a mesmerizing, terrifying, and subversively genre-bending journey through the heavily militarized countryside that ends with the discovery of an unexpected new society.
 
 
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