This 1994 brain-boiler marks the directorial debut of Danny Boyle (127 Hours, Slumdog Millionaire, 28 Days Later) and one of the first screen appearances by Ewan McGregor. Three roommates in Edinburgh, Scotland, rent out a spare room to a fourth person, who immediately dies, leaving a suitcase full of cash and his own dead body in the room. Greed takes over, and the ensuing cover-up, which involves mutilation, grave digging and murder, stretches these three average citizens to their moral and psychological limits.

Boyle’s early style was just as raw as his current one, but he had no big producers looking over his shoulder and it shows. You may find yourself laughing before you realize what you’re seeing is highly disturbing. This screening is part of a two-day showcase of Boyle’s work at SIFF that includes Trainspotting, Frankenstein, and 28 Days Later. A ticket for Shallow Grave also gets you into Millions, a more recent film of Boyle's, screening at 7:30 p.m. -Finn Cohen

Shallow Grave (1994)
Saturday, April 9
9:30 p.m.
SIFF Cinema
321 Mercer St, Seattle
Tickets $12