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Kabuki Sawako

(Ketsujiru Juke)
Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2013
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Kabuki Sawako

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Sep 27 06:30 pm
Sep 28 01:45 pm

A funny/sad pop-art mini-extravaganza! Ms Kabuki says that it’s based on a dream she had when her lover left her. He was a man who liked enemas. (TR)

Alimamy Kamara

Duration: 2 mins
Country of Origin: Sierra Leone, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Alimamy Kamara

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

Made by a group of ex-street youth in Sierra Leone, Africa, this film explores how $2,000 could end poverty.

Kang Sangwoo

Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: South Korea, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Kang Sangwoo

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Sep 27 09:00 pm
Sep 29 03:45 pm

Kang’s first films since serving time (for conscientious objection) are studies of post-prison rehab and of life on Anmado island, both precise and poetic. (TR)

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: South Korea, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Kang Sangwoo

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Sep 27 09:00 pm
Sep 29 03:45 pm

Kang’s first films since serving time (for conscientious objection) are studies of post-prison rehab and of life on Anmado island, both precise and poetic. (TR)

Hüseyin Karabey

(Were Dengê Min)
Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: France,Turkey,Germany, 2013
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Hüseyin Karabey

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Sep 28 01:30 pm
Oct 04 06:45 pm
Oct 06 10:00 am

Passionate and utterly compelling, Hüseyin Karabey’s beautifully crafted film is founded in political absurdity. When the Turkish military surrounds a Kurdish village, takes alleged rebels into custody and demands the return of nonexistent guns, a little girl and her grandmother set off in search of a weapon—any weapon—that might earn her father’s freedom. Breathtaking vistas and nerve-wracking suspense await. Winner, Audience Award, Istanbul 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Family Relations, War & Espionage, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Yassmina Karajah

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

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

After a tragic death, a Lebanese immigrant struggles to arrange Islamic pre-burial rituals in his adopted home.

Drama, Religion, Spirituality & Myth, Women Directors

Jamie Kasaima

Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Jamie Kasaima

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

"Young people today are too often found in a space of social homelessness, where we are invisible in public discourse, and the value of our lived experience is reduced to teenage weirdness." A poetic statement of what youth need.

Nancy Kates

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Nancy Kates

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Sep 30 10:30 am
Oct 08 06:30 pm
Oct 09 10:30 am

"This portrait of the influential writer and public intellectual somehow manages to do justice to both the breadth of her work… as well as the ins and outs of her personal life… That director Nancy Kates manages to hit so many important pivot points in Sontag’s life and career in a cinematically engaging way feels like a small miracle."—Vulture.com. Winner, Special Jury Mention, Tribeca 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Biography, Literary (inc. Adaptations), Queer Interest, Women Directors

James Keach

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: James Keach

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Sep 27 03:30 pm
Oct 01 06:30 pm

Singer and legendary guitarist Glen Campbell is so much more than just the purveyor of great tunes like "Wichita Lineman." When Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, director James Keach was given unfettered access to the singer during his farewell tour; the result is a remarkably musical testament to courage and determination that serves as the lead-in to VIFF’s "Gentle on My Mind" sidebar. Winner, Grand Jury Prize, Nashville 2014.

Disabilities, Family Relations, Health (Mental & Physical), Music & Dance

Ryland Walker Knight

Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Ryland Walker Knight

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Sep 30 12:45 pm
Oct 07 06:45 pm

For two teen girls, a clandestine night sharing secrets is transformed when there’s a power failure.

Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Joanna Kos-Krauze

Duration: 131 mins
Country of Origin: Poland, 2013
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Joanna Kos-Krauze

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Sep 25 08:30 pm
Sep 28 11:00 am
Oct 02 10:45 am

Joanna Kos-Krauze and Krzysztof Krauze’s (My Nikifor) amazing drama is exquisitely designed and replete with stunning musical sequences. "Spanning most of the 20th century… [this] ravishingly beautiful biopic commemorates the life and works of Bronisława Wajs, the first publicly feted female poet from Poland’s travelling gypsy minority… Every frame is a painterly masterclass in light and shadow."—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Special Jury Prize, Istanbul 2014.

History, Human Rights

Matthew Kowalchuk

Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Matthew Kowalchuk

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

Tormented by bedbugs, an ostracized woman learns an unexpected lesson about acceptance.

Comedy, Music & Dance

Peter Krüger

Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Belgium,Germany,Netherlands, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Peter Krüger

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Oct 04 04:00 pm
Oct 09 09:00 pm

Based on the life of French musician Raymond Borremans, who moved to West Africa in the 20s and tried to compile an encyclopedia of The Ivory Coast (he got to "N" before dying in 1988), this poetic semi-documentary is beautiful and revelatory. Nigerian novelist/poet Ben Okri co-wrote the script, director Peter Krüger authored the striking visual style and the great Michael Lonsdale embodies Borremans’ spirit.

History, Music & Dance, Science & Technology

Eliza Kubarska

Duration: 76 mins
Country of Origin: UK,Poland,Germany, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features
Director: Eliza Kubarska

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Sep 27 04:45 pm
Sep 29 07:45 pm
Sep 30 10:00 am

The nomadic Badjao tribe are citizens of the sea, subsisting for centuries on the spoils of their compressor-diving expeditions. Eliza Kubarska‘s poetic documentary follows 10-year-old Sari as he sets out on his first fishing trip and is initiated into his people’s traditions and lore. "A mythological tale of wonder and water…"—DOX. Winner, Special Jury Prize: International Feature, Hot Docs 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Environment, Aboriginal / First Nations, Religion, Spirituality & Myth, Women Directors

Lenn Kudrjawizki

(Business As Usual - Der Prophet fliegt mit)
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Lenn Kudrjawizki

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Oct 04 06:30 pm
Oct 08 12:00 pm

Fear, prejudice and misunderstandings collide on a crowded airplane in the last minutes before takeoff.

Drama

Nagesh Kukunoor

Duration: 109 mins
Country of Origin: India, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Nagesh Kukunoor

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Sep 29 10:30 am
Oct 04 07:00 pm
Oct 08 12:30 pm

Nagesh Kukunoor’s raw, powerful and deeply disturbing drama about sex trafficking and child prostitution in Andhra Pradesh packs a wallop, in no small part due to the performance of Monali Thakur as the 14-year-old heroine Lakshmi. "The film belongs to singer-turned-actress Thakur. [Her] portrait of ravaged innocence will haunt you forever."—NDTV. Winner, Audience Award: Best Narrative Feature, Palm Springs 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Drama, Human Rights

Julia Kwan

Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
BC Spotlight
Director: Julia Kwan

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Sep 29 09:00 pm
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

Philippe Lacôte

Run
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France,Ivory Coast, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Philippe Lacôte

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Sep 26 08:45 pm
Sep 29 01:30 pm
Oct 02 11:00 am

Beginning with an assassination that makes it obvious why our protagonist (Abdoul Karim Konaté) is called "Run," Philippe Lacôte’s alternately oneiric and ultra-realistic coming-of-age tale is mesmerizing cinema. "Run makes one young man’s picaresque adventures into a magical realist microcosm of the Ivory Coast’s recent history… The current hotness of African cinema just got a little hotter."—Hollywood Reporter

Adventures Outdoors, The Great Divide, War & Espionage

Stéphane Lafleur

(Tu dors Nicole)
Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Stéphane Lafleur

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Oct 02 09:30 pm
Oct 04 02:00 pm

Nicole (Julianne Côté ) has some growing up to do in this sweetly absurd, wryly comic third feature from Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, a Film Without Guns). Vibrantly shot in textured black-and-white 35mm, the appealing dramedy displays a disciplined visual sense, a good ear for dialogue and characters that become more endearing as the episodic action progresses. "Unconventional and slyly entertaining…"—Screen

Comedy, Music & Dance, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Vanessa Lapa

(Der Anständige)
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Israel,Austria,Germany, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features
Director: Vanessa Lapa

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Sep 28 09:30 pm
Oct 02 02:00 pm

Drawing on a huge cache of personal documents, photos and letters found in Heinrich Himmler’s home after his 1945 suicide, Vanessa Lapa crafts a compulsively watchable archival inquiry into the personal side of one of the biggest mass murderers in history. "Engrossing… Quite how [Himmler] made the journey from an ordinary middle-class man to Hitler’s henchman is a fascinating story."—Screen

Biography, History, Human Rights, Jewish Interest, War & Espionage, Women Directors

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