Magazine article Screen International

'The Big Sick' to Open Seattle International Film Festival

Magazine article Screen International

'The Big Sick' to Open Seattle International Film Festival

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The Big Sick will open the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) on May 18.

The romantic comedy, which Amazon Studios acquired for $12m in a bidding war after the film's premiere at Sundance, is directed by Michael Showalter and produced by Judd Apatow and Barry Mendel.

Kumail Nanjiani stars alongside Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter and Ray Romano, and co-wrote the screenplay with his wife Emily V. Gordon based on the origins of their relationship.

The Big Sick centres on Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily who fall in love, but struggle as their cultures clash.

When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents and the emotional tug-of-war between his family and his heart.

SIFF artistic director Beth Barrett said: "We are beyond thrilled to open the doors of the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival with a film that pairs cross-cultural tension with a rawly honest love story. …

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