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The majority of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival are unrated and you must be 18 and purchase a $2 VIFF membership to attend a screening. However, a selection of films are open to all ages.

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
(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: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 28 08:30 pm
Oct 06 04:45 pm

It turns out that there’s a distinct difference between growing up and growing old.

Comedy, Family Relations, Women Directors
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: 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: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 28 09:00 pm
Sep 30 03:00 pm

An ambitious drag racer’s dreams are undermined by the realities of his personal life.

Drama, Sport
Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 04 06:30 pm

We are thrilled to offer this coveted gala spot to the winner of the #mustseeBC competition, where audiences will have the power to tell us which film they want to see at this exciting event. Check out mustseebc.viff.org for details!

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

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

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

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

Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

At a Saskatchewan cattle ranch during branding season, a blue-collar kid is rattled by an unsettling discovery.

Drama, Aboriginal / First Nations
Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 27 06:30 pm
Sep 30 04:00 pm

Jake Henson (Dakota Daulby) is a troubled teen haunted by the deaths of his parents—his father in a hunting accident and mother by suicide—who escapes an abusive uncle to reconnect with his older brother (Matthew MacCaull). In director Jason Bourque’s thriller, their reunion on an isolated island shows that blood may be thicker than water but it’s still blood. And it’s messy as hell.

Crime, Drama, Family Relations
(La Bille Bleue)
Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 28 06:30 pm
Oct 04 01:15 pm
Oct 09 10:00 am

An African village is the stage for a story of oppression and hope.

War & Espionage
Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 28 06:30 pm
Oct 04 01:15 pm
Oct 09 10:00 am

Born with albinism, Adam is ostracized in his Tanzanian village and violently assaulted by witch doctors who believe that his limbs possess mystic properties. A Canadian born with the same condition hears of Adam’s plight and takes action. “Harrowing and poignant… Vic Sarin’s [documentary], with its searing images, is both ode to human resilience and ingenuity, and indictment of human cruelty and stupidity.”—Globe and Mail

Disabilities, Human Rights, Religion, Spirituality & Myth
(Sale Gueule)
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

While posted at a remote lighthouse, a disfigured sailor is besieged by a strange storm.

Animation, Fantasy
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 29 09:00 pm
Oct 01 11:00 am
Oct 03 10:30 am

A paean to Vancouver’s disappearing movie palaces.

Filmmaking, History
Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 29 08:30 pm
Oct 07 04:30 pm

After a couple discovers a supernatural phenomenon in their backyard, their relationship takes an unexpected turn.

Romance, Sci-fi & Horror
Duration: 117 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1989
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 08 07:00 pm
Oct 10 02:30 pm

Anne Wheeler’s most decorated film is an upbeat musical melodrama based on her mother’s wartime memories. Daisy Cooper (Rebecca Jenkins) is a wife and mother who joins a dance band to provide for her family while her husband is at war. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Vic Sarin, it’s bittersweet and poignant, with fine performances by Jenkins and Robyn Stevan, both of whom won Genies for their work.

Audience Award Winners, History, Music & Dance, Women Directors
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

A stubborn teenager with hypersensitive hearing tries to prove herself during an internship at an acoustics lab.

Drama
Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
Canadian Images

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

A lone school teacher fights off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle-school dance.

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

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Sep 28 09:15 pm
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

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