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Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: Belgium,Netherlands, 2014
Series:
3D Special Presentations

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Oct 04 07:00 pm
Oct 05 01:30 pm

A daring formal experiment lies at the heart of this exploration of loss. Eugenie Jansen films her story—a young, half-Aboriginal girl copes with being transplanted from Australia to Belgium after her mother’s death—in 50 fps 3D and uses 360-degree pans to evoke time’s inexorable movement. The result is a boundary-pushing drama that is as affecting as it is bold in execution.

3D, Experimental & Avant garde, History, Immigration, War & Espionage, Women Directors
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 06 12:30 pm

A man has a fateful chance encounter with his wife—five years after she walked out…

Drama
Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 29 08:30 pm
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: 72 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters

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Oct 03 01:15 pm
Oct 05 07:00 pm

Prompted by Ari Seth Cohen’s wildly popular blog (itself indebted to Bill Cunningham’s guerrilla fashion photography), Lina Plioplyte’s inspiring documentary profiles seven New York women—aged “between 50 and death”—whose eccentric approaches to style and glamour reflect their inextinguishable vitality. “They reject the youth-culture diktat that age makes you invisible, and offer us all an example of self-acceptance.”—Globe & Mail

Fine Arts or Theatre, Style & Fashion, Women Directors
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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

A man tries to save the life of a minuscule fish but the situation spirals out of control.

Drama
Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 06:30 pm
Oct 04 11:00 am

Suzanne Crocker’s deeply personal documentary offers a poignant commentary on what today’s day-to-day digital existence has devolved into. A courageous family opts to simplify things considerably by moving to a wilderness cabin in the Yukon with no electricity, television, Internet or running water. There are no neighbours, either, which results in a very unique and touching celebration of Halloween.

Adventures Outdoors, Environment
Duration: 95 mins
Country of Origin: France,Belgium, 2014
Series:
Altered States

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Oct 05 11:30 pm
Oct 08 04:00 pm

A mentally unstable woman and a low-rent con artist embark on a gruesome killing spree in this sinister, spellbinding update of cult classic The Honeymoon Killers. Director Fabrice Du Welz (Calvaire) keeps us constantly off-balance as he sends his outrageous film careening from macabre psychodrama to unsettling musical numbers. "Alleluia is all attempted repression, bursting carnal appetites and escalating craziness… A dose of some real midnight madness.”—Screen

Crime, Romance, Sci-fi & Horror, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: Albania, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 06 12:30 pm

A middle-aged Albanian man documents himself on the day he has decided to blow himself up.

Drama
Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Japan,South Korea, 2013/2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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

An old VIFF tradition is revived in this electrifying anthology of new indie animation from Japan—with a special bonus in the form of Hwang Gyuil’s Deaf and Wind from Korea. A wide range of graphic styles and techniques, tackling everything from a ninja vendetta to the secret origin of the universe. Tony Rayns

Animation
Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,France, 2013
Series:
3D Special Presentations

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Sep 27 02:15 pm
Oct 04 04:00 pm
Oct 05 07:30 pm

A circus-trained capuchin must quickly adapt to life in the wild when it suddenly finds itself lost in the Amazon rainforest. This unwitting, endlessly expressive little guide leads us through Thierry Ragobert’s awe-inspiring, family-friendly docudrama, acquainting us with this lush wonderland’s exotic denizens and other breathtaking splendours. "A thrilling tale… the cinematography is exceptionally vivid throughout…”—Hollywood Reporter

3D, Adventures Outdoors, Animation, Environment, Family Relations, Youth Under 18 May Attend
(Ketsujiru Juke)
Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2013
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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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. Tony Rayns

Animation
Duration: 1 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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

Sometimes you are your own greatest ally. (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)

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

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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. Tony Rayns

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

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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)
(Asteroide)
Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 01 09:30 pm
Oct 04 11:15 am
Oct 07 04:15 pm

After personal problems send free spirit Cristina (Sophie Alexander-Katz) scurrying for the comforts of her family home, her taciturn ex-addict brother’s relationship with a new girlfriend threatens the orphan siblings’ fragile peace… "Sibling rivalry is kept at a low, slow simmer in [Marcelo Tobar’s] fractiously intimate family drama… Thanks to flinty performances… it’s a film of subtle but not insubstantial emotional rewards."—Variety

Drama
(Ventos de Agosto)
Duration: 77 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 28 06:30 pm
Sep 30 02:00 pm
Oct 03 04:00 pm

Lyrical, sensual and poetic, yet grounded in a bracing naturalism that speaks to Brazilian documentarian Gabriel Mascaro’s roots, August Winds tells the tale of a young couple who discover a skull while diving for octopus. It’s a prismatic evocation of seaside life in the rural tropics. "…a beautiful meditation on life and death… a striking accomplishment…"—Indiewire

Disabilities, Sex & Eroticism