I first saw Megan Griffiths’s Eden last May, and I haven’t stopped thinking about it since. Based on one woman’s real-life tale of being kidnapped and trafficked for sex, Eden is fundamentally horrifying. But thanks to Griffiths’s smarts and artistry, and the expert lead performance of Jamie Chung (which won her a best actress award at last year’s SIFF), the film illuminates its world of inhumanity in the most humane way possible, without a hint of exploitation or salaciousness. It’s a miracle. (SIFF Cinema Uptown, 511 Queen Anne Ave N, siff.net, 7 pm, $11, through May 15)

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