The 56th annual San Francisco International Film Festival runs 25 April to 9 May 2013. Included are more than three-dozen films produced or set in Croatia, France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, and Spain. Most of these are dramatic features, a few are shorts, and three are documentaries. Programs will take place at eight venues in San Francisco and one in Berkeley.


Among the ten films competing for the New Directors Prize are: Habi, the Foreigner directed by María Florencia Álvarez, Argentina/Brazil 2013; Present Tense directed by Belmin Sölyemez, Turkey 2012; La Sirga directed by William Vega, Colombia/France/Mexico 2012; and Youth directed by Justine Malle, France 2012.

Before Midnight directed by Richard Linklater, USA 2012 is set in Greece. This is a sequel to Before Sunrise, USA 1995. The new film screens Thursday 9 May 2013, 7:00 PM at the Castro Theatre followed by the closing night party 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM at Ruby Skye. Wednesday 8 May 2013 the director will take part in A Conversation With Richard Linklater 6:00 PM at the Sundance Kabuki Cinemas.

For more information and tickets see the San Francisco Film Society web site.

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