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Connor Gaston

Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Connor Gaston

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Oct 06 04:45 pm

A broken family learns to cope when their autistic son shows them everything they need—without saying a word.

Family Relations

Alex Gibney

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: UK,USA,France,Nigeria, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Alex Gibney

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Oct 05 06:15 pm
Oct 08 01:15 pm

Legendary Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer and political dissident Fela Kuti is brought to life in Oscar-winner Alex Gibney’s (Taxi to the Dark Side) stirring evocation of the man and his music. Mixing archival concert footage from the 70s and 80s, present-day interviews and behind-the-scenes documentation of the 2009 Broadway musical Fela!, Gibney’s kaleidoscopic film is as protean and rousing as Kuti himself was.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Biography, Human Rights, Music & Dance

François Girard

Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: François Girard

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Oct 05 06:30 pm
Oct 07 04:00 pm

Newcomer Garrett Wareing goes toe-to-toe with Dustin Hoffman in this rousing story of a determined, angel-voiced loner who clashes with the strict choirmaster of the prestigious American Boychoir School. Acclaimed director François Girard (The Red Violin) uses the sublime choral performances to heighten the spiralling drama in this fierce battle of wills. Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard and Debra Winger also star.

Drama, Music & Dance, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Tony Girardin

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,Canada,France, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Tony Girardin

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Oct 02 09:15 pm
Oct 04 04:00 pm

Giuseppe Marinoni has been making some of the most desirable bicycle frames in Canada for decades. A former competitive cyclist, he decides, at age 75, to attempt a world record for distance cycled in an hour for his age group. His perfectionism, combined with a curmudgeonly nature, leaves him impatient with director Tony Girardin, adding a lot of humour to this inspiring film.

Biography, Health (Mental & Physical), Sport

Michael Glawogger

Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: Norway,Austria,Denmark,Germany, 2014
Series:
3D Special Presentations
Director: Michael Glawogger

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Oct 04 11:00 am

Six stunning buildings, six auteurs and glorious 3D come together in this hymn to the art of architecture. The Berliner Philharmonie concert hall (Wim Wenders), California’s Salk Institute (Robert Redford), the National Library in St. Petersburg (Michael Glawogger), Denmark’s Halden prison (Michael Madsen), the Oslo Opera House (Margreth Olin) and the Pompidou in Paris (Karim Ainouz) are brought to life like never before. (Important Note: Only the Sep. 30 screening at International Village #9 will be in projected in 3D. The Oct. 4 screening at The Centre for the Performing Arts will be projected in standard 2D.)

3D, Fine Arts or Theatre, Cathedrals of Culture

Phelan Glenn

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Phelan Glenn

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

Four New Westminster youths set out to spread the glove… but people in their community don’t quite understand what that means.

Jean-Luc Godard

(Adieu au langage)
Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
3D Special Presentations
Director: Jean-Luc Godard

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Oct 03 02:30 pm

"Jean-Luc Godard’s 3-D opus, was easily [Cannes’] defining event… Less a culmination of the polyphonic mode that is Late Godard than an acceleration, the film is a furiously associative meditation on humanity and history, cinematic and linguistic meaning, the world of nature and the nature of reality—all refracted through fragmentary episodes involving an adulterous couple and dog’s-eye-view roamings through a light-streaked forest.”—Art Forum. Winner, Prix du Jury (ex aequo), Cannes 2014.

3D, Experimental & Avant garde

Olivier Godin

(Feu de Bengale)
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Olivier Godin

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

With a foreign military force encroaching, an odd interrogation ensues.

Drama

Nathan Gotsch

Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Nathan Gotsch

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Oct 07 06:45 pm

A desperate girl gets caught up in the cruel world of the underaged sex trade.

Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Phil Grabsky

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Phil Grabsky

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Oct 06 06:00 pm
Oct 08 02:15 pm

It’s always a pleasure to present VIFF favourite Phil Grabsky’s (In Search of Mozart, In Search of Beethoven) latest beautifully made, exquisite-sounding inquiry into the life and music of one of classical music’s great composers. Now it is the Polish maestro’s turn… "Grabsky has astutely woven together an indelible portrait, offering us a rich and personal insight into Chopin the man and his music."—Urban Cinefile

Biography, Music & Dance

Dominik Graf

(Die geliebten Schwestern)
Duration: 171 mins
Country of Origin: Austria,Germany, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Dominik Graf

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Oct 04 08:30 pm
Oct 09 12:00 pm

Guided by Dominik Graf’s skilled directorial hand and anchored by remarkable performances, the tale of writer Friedrich Schiller’s notorious love triangle with the Lengefeld sisters is woven into a sophisticated, sprawling costume drama full of fervour and resonance. “A work of unimposing power, Beloved Sisters renders its minimal story on the grand scale of a three-hour epic with quaint elegance.”—Film Comment

Drama, History, Literary (inc. Adaptations)

Rob Grant

Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Rob Grant

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

Three bullied teenagers discover an unexpected solution to their problems.

Fantasy, Action, Thrills & Suspense

Jennifer Grausman

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Jennifer Grausman

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Oct 06 04:00 pm
Oct 10 07:15 pm

This is the incredible story of art forger Mark Landis who, using coloured pencils, frames from Walmart and simple stain techniques, has replicated the works of masters and then donated them to 46 US museums—duping dozens of scrupulous curators along the way. Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman’s fascinating film is "in the tradition of Crumb and the early films of Errol Morris…"—Variety

Fine Arts or Theatre, Crime, Gentle on my Mind, Health (Mental & Physical)

Eugène Green

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,France, 2014
Series:
Spotlight on France
Director: Eugène Green

A celebrated Swiss architect and his wife embark on a trip to Ticinio and Rome in hopes that it will reinvigorate them (and kickstart his book about baroque architect Francesco Borromini). An encounter with teenage siblings dramatically changes the course and purpose of their journey. “A work that’s both weighted with scholarly inquiry and an undercurrent of poignancy unlike anything else.”—Indiewire

Fine Arts or Theatre, Cathedrals of Culture

Mark Grieco

Duration: 87 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Colombia, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features
Director: Mark Grieco

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Oct 02 02:00 pm

Colombian miners find their livelihoods and way of life threatened when a Canadian mining company sets up shop in their small town and targets the immense gold deposit that lies under their humble homes. Mark Grieco’s stirring documentary "impressively presents a beautifully shot (the views from the houses over the surrounding valleys are stunning) portrait of resistance…"—Screen. Winner, Grand Jury Prize: Documentary, Seattle 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Economics & Globalization, Environment, Human Rights

Daniel Grou

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Daniel Grou

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Oct 04 09:30 pm
Oct 06 04:45 pm

Daniel Grou (aka PODZ) directs this riveting ensemble film about interlocking lives. We have Xavier Dolan playing against type as a buttoned-down Jehovah’s Witness; Julien Poulin and Louise Turcot as casino employees with secrets; Robin Aubert as a high-powered man with gambling issues; Anne Dorval as his perpetually plastered wife and Gabriel Sabourin as a tortured drug mule. Wow.

Mystery

Sturla Gunnarsson

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

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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