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Canada

Duration: 74 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 01 09:00 pm
Oct 03 11:00 am

Maureen Bradley’s debut feature is a bittersweet romantic comedy with a transgender hero in an unimaginable predicament. Oddball couple Miriam and Adam have an ill-advised and pivotal one night stand that sees them both wind up pregnant. Engagingly shot by Amy Belling, the film features standout performances from Gavin Crawford (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Naomi Snieckus (Mr. D) and Gabrielle Rose.

Comedy, Queer Interest, Romance
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 08:30 pm
Oct 09 04:45 pm

A young boy falls in love in Victoria’s Chinatown and sparks a symphony in dynamite.

Comedy, Fantasy, History
Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

Three friends struggle to realize their identities inside a shifting love triangle that fractures their friendship.

(3e page après le soleil)
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 02 08:30 pm
Oct 10 12:00 pm

An abstract exploration of ephemerality and recycling.

Animation, Fine Arts or Theatre, Experimental & Avant garde
Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 30 06:30 pm
Oct 02 12:45 pm

Director Ricardo Troggi (1981) delights with this hilarious and sometimes caustic souvenir of his own life when he was 17 years old. Jean-Carl Boucher plays young Ricardo as a cockeyed Quixote, fearlessly tilting at the repressive tyranny of everyday adolescence. Inspired by a surreal vision, he’s on a quirky quest that involves raging hormones, family drama and petty crime.

Comedy, Crime, Family Relations, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 01 11:00 am
Oct 03 10:30 am

Director Julia Kwan documents the pivotal changes affecting the culture and economy of Vancouver’s Chinatown, one of the oldest in North America. With humour and sympathy, Kwan introduces us to residents who see their way of living eroding and to others who welcome the transition, including real estate consultant Bob Rennie.

Economics & Globalization, History
Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 07 04:30 pm

An acting guru leads two hapless performers through a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Comedy
Duration: 2 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

A striking visual treatment of a spoken word poem, written and performed by Hopy Tareke.

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 02:30 pm

In the crackpot mosaic that is Montréal in 1966, Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the FLQ (Liberation Front of Québec), an underground movement determined to spark a socialist revolution and Québec’s separation from Canada. Director Mathieu Denis brings the true and tragic story of a decisive moment in Canadian history into sharp focus.

History
Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 08:30 pm
Oct 09 04:45 pm

A woman confronts her cousin, who’s been telling people that she isn’t actually First Nations.

Comedy, Aboriginal / First Nations
Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Sep 30 10:30 am
Oct 06 01:30 pm

We devour countless cooking shows, culinary magazines and foodie blogs. We love food and yet—thanks to our expensive obsession with expiration dates and perfect produce—we throw nearly half of it in the trash. Attempting to live waste-free, filmmakers Grant Baldwin and Jen Rustemeyer subsist on discarded food for six months. Their documentary charts their experiment’s shocking revelations. Winner, Emerging Artist Award, Hot Docs 2014.

Economics & Globalization, Food, Farm & Garden, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 09:00 pm
Oct 03 11:15 am

An eminent psychiatrist disappears from his office. The last person to have seen him is Michael, a handsome and seemingly innocuous patient, played here by Xavier Dolan in a tour-de-force performance. The director of the hospital, Dr. Green (Bruce Greenwood), investigates the disappearance but instead uncovers Michael’s dark secrets. Charles Binamé directs this taut psychological drama with a sure and subtle hand.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Health (Mental & Physical)
(Qu'est-ce qu'on fait ici?)
Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 01:30 pm

Yan, Simon, Roxanne, Maxime and his sister Lily are in their early 20s and absolutely anything seems possible. They’ve been friends forever and the future is bright. Then, on a lovely summer’s day, Yan dies in a car crash… Director Julie Hivon follows their desperate attempts to make some kind of sense of life without Yan.

Women Directors
Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

We don’t often hear from the young people in Canada’s north, but here they are in their own words.

Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 06 04:45 pm

Finishing his late grandfather’s final model ship, a young boy drifts between surreal dreams and waking life.

Drama, Family Relations, Fantasy
(La Coupe)
Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 06 04:45 pm

A father and daughter bond as she cuts his hair. But then the phone rings…

Family Relations, Women Directors
(La règne de la beauté)
Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 02 03:45 pm
Oct 05 09:15 pm

The latest from Denys Arcand (The Decline of the American Empire, The Barbarian Invasions) is the story of Luke (Éric Bruneau), a brilliant young architect who’s beginning to earn acclaim while leading a peaceful, seemingly perfect life with his wife Stephanie (Mélanie Thierry) in Québec’s Charlevoix region. Invited to sit on a architecture jury in Toronto, he meets a mysterious woman who will change his life…

Fine Arts or Theatre, Drama, Romance, Sex & Eroticism

Canada, France

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,France, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 03 09:15 pm
Oct 05 03:30 pm

Sturla Gunnarsson’s latest is a personal reflection on chaos, creation and faith in a land of believers. He explores the incomparably vast seasonal weather system that permeates and unifies the immense and varied cultures of India. As the huge system gradually engulfs every region of the country, we meet a remarkable array of individuals whose lives are fundamentally affected by the phenomenon.

Economics & Globalization, Environment, Extreme Weather
Duration: 134 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,France, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

The prolific Xavier Dolan reveals a newfound maturity with this bittersweet account of Diane (Anne Dorval, channelling Gena Rowlands) and her delinquent son (Antoine-Olivier Pilon, magnetic). Having abandoned the matricidal posturing of I Killed My Mother, Dolan sides with Diane on this occasion, crafting "a funny, heartbreaking and, above all, original work…"—Variety. Winner, Prix du Jury (ex aequo), Cannes 2014.

Family Relations, Gentle on my Mind, Health (Mental & Physical)

Canada, France, Tunisia

(Challat de Tunis)
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,France,Tunisia, 2013
Series:
Nonfiction Features

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Oct 02 07:00 pm
Oct 05 03:00 pm

Writer-director Kaouther Ben Hania turns her caustically funny eye to the sexist practices and antediluvian views she finds endemic in her country. "An audacious mockumentary… Hilarious and acerbic… Ostensibly about the director’s search for a man who slashed 11 women from his motorbike back in 2003, the pic shines a discomfiting light on Tunisia’s attitudes toward women, using a fake-documentary approach…"—Variety

Human Rights, Islamic World, Women Directors

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