Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Seattle International Film Festival 2019

Over 25 days, the 45th edition of the Seattle International Film Festival showcases more than 400 films from nearly 90 countries, including several films from Spain.

Another Day of Life

  • On Monday, May 20 at 9:15 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • On Wednesday, May 22 at 4:30 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Raúl De La Fuente & Damian Nenow, Poland / Spain / Germany / Belgium / Hungary, 2018, 86 minutes.
  • In English, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. Watch trailer.

Animation and documentary footage combine in this tale of the chaos and devastation of the 1975 Angolan civil war, based on journalist Ryszard Kapuscinski’s book.

Carmen & Lola

  • On Thursday, May 30 at 8:45 pm. At Lincoln Square, 700 Bellevue Way NE (3rd Level), Bellevue WA 98004. Buy tickets.
  • On Sunday, June 2 at 5 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • On Tuesday, June 4 at 3:30 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Arantxa Echevarria, Spain, 2018, 105 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Writer-director Arantxa Echevarria’s feature film debut creates an impassioned love story both universal and sharply specific, following the blossoming romance of two young gypsy girls. Carmen (Rosy Rodriguez) and Lola (Zaira Morales) find freedom in each other’s company as they experience a true sense of identity for the first time. But as their relationship grows deeper, they face fallout from Madrid’s traditional Roma community.

The Footballest

  • On Saturday, June 1 at 1 pm. Special Guest Director Miguel Angel Lamata. At Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N. (Building 1600), Shoreline, WA 98133. Buy tickets.
  • On Sunday, June 2 at 5 pm. Special Guest Director Miguel Angel Lamata. At Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033. Buy tickets.
  • On Sunday, June 9 at 11:30 am. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Miguel Angel Lamata, Spain, 2018, 98 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Mixing manic comedy with Harriet the Spy detective skills, a hapless young soccer team has to not only win a game but solve a mystery to avoid their team’s disbanding.

The Realm

  • On Sunday, June 2 at 8:30 pm. At Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Avenue N. (Building 1600), Shoreline, WA 98133. Buy tickets.
  • On Friday June 7 at 9 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • On Saturday, June 8 at 1:30 pm. At SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 805 E Pine Street, Seattle, WA, 98122. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Spain / France, 2018, 121 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Manuel (Antonio de la Torre), an influential regional vice-secretary who had everything in his favor to take the leap into national politics, becomes trapped in a struggle for survival after a leak involves him in a corruption scandal. How far is a person willing to go in order to hold on to power?

Virgin & Extra: The Land of the Olive Oil

  • On Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 pm. At Ark Lodge Cinemas, 4816 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118. Buy tickets.
  • On Sunday, June 2 at 12:30 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • On Monday, June 3 at 7 pm. At AMC Pacific Place, 600 Pine Street (Ste. 400), Seattle, WA 98101. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Jose Luis Lopez Linares, Spain, 2018, 90 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

A trip to sunny Jaen, the Spanish province that produces 20% of the world’s olive oil —some say it’s the best of all— and its production from tree to table.

Yuli

  • On Saturday, May 18 at 3:30 pm. At Majestic Bay, 2044 NW Market St, Seattle, WA 98107. Buy tickets.
  • On Friday, May 31 at 6:30 pm. At Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033. Buy tickets.
  • On Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Icíar Bollaín, Spain / Cuba / Germany / UK, 2018, 115 minutes.
  • In Spanish and English with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Yuli is the story of Cuban ballet sensation Carlos Acosta, known as Yuli, and his captivating rise from a life on the streets of Havana to ballet legend as lead dancer with London’s Royal Ballet.

Miriam Lies

  • On Monday, May 20 at 9 pm. At Lincoln Square, 700 Bellevue Way NE (3rd Level), Bellevue WA 98004. Buy tickets.
  • On Saturday, June 8 at 6:30 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • On Sunday, June 9 at 12 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Natalia Cabral, Oriol Estrada, Dominican Republic / Spain, 2018, 90 minutes.
  • In Spanish with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Preparations for biracial teen Miriam’s birthday get complicated when her online suito r—and assumed quinceañera date— turns out to be black, driving a series of tales and cover-ups against the backdrop of a deeply segregated society.

The Days to Come

  • On Sunday, June 2 at 6 pm. At Kirkland Performance Center, 350 Kirkland Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033. Buy tickets.
  • On Friday, June 7 at 6 pm. At SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109. Buy tickets.
  • On Saturday, June 8 at 4:30 pm. At SIFF Cinema Egyptian, 805 E Pine Street, Seattle, WA, 98122. Buy tickets.
  • Directed by Carlos Marqués-Marcet, Spain, 2019, 95 minutes.
  • In Spanish and Catalan with English subtitles. Watch trailer.

Writer/director Carlos Marqués-Marcet completes his loose trilogy about the complications of cohabitation with this drama about a couple grappling with an unexpected pregnancy that will change the dynamics of their relationship.

  • Film
  • Seattle
  • Sat, May 18 —
    Sun, June 09, 2019

Venue

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Various venues, Seattle

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Credits

Presented by Seattle International Film Festival. Image: Carmen y Lola by Arantxa Etxebarría

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