The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is the largest film festival in the United States, with nearly 140,000 people attending each year. The 25-day event held each May is renowned for presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries gathered from more than 85 countries.
Since the 1970s, SIFF has been promoting cross-cultural exchange through cinema by bringing people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. This year, Seattle International Film Festival kicks off for the 45th time.
Goethe Pop Up Seattle and the Honorary Consulates of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are partnering with SIFF to present the festival’s official selection of German-language films. Watch an array of recent releases covering various genres, including documentary, comedy, and drama, and experience how much German cinema has to offer.
Please join us for the U.S. Premiere of the drama Oray
on May 17. During an argument, a young Muslim man in Germany accidentally divorces his wife by uttering the word "talaq" three times; as a result, his love for her, though unchanged, now conflicts with his faith.
Director Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay was born and grew up in Germany, and studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne with a focus on film and literature. He currently lives and works in Cologne.
Other screenings of Oray
take place on May 20 at 8:30pm at Majestic Bay and on May 22 at 9:30pm at AMC Pacific Place.
For more information and tickets, check www.siff.net/festival/oray