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Czech Republic, Slovak Republic

(Domaci pece)
Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Czech Republic,Slovak Republic, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Showtimes

Sep 23 06:30 pm
Sep 25 08:30 pm

In the tradition of much of the best Czech filmmaking, this wryly humorous and bittersweet humanist tale follows a dedicated home-care nurse in the South Moravian countryside.

Co-presented with the Vancouver Foreign Film Society.

Slovenia

(Razredni sovražnik)
Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: Slovenia, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Showtimes

Sep 23 08:30 pm
Sep 25 06:15 pm

A Slovenian high school class take against their new (German) teacher. When one of them takes her own life, the kids are quick to blame him even though the evidence is only circumstantial. As tensions rise, so too do ambiguities in this impressive, probing drama, an audience favourite from VIFF 2014.

Co-presented with Vancouver Foreign Film Society

Canada, South Africa

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,South Africa, 2016
Series:
Community Events

Spain

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Showtimes

Sep 09 08:25 pm
Sep 10 04:45 pm
Sep 10 06:30 pm
Sep 11 08:20 pm
Sep 13 08:20 pm
Sep 15 06:30 pm

Catalonia’s Jose Luis Guerin is arguably the least well known of contemporary greats; his penchant for teasing poetry out of non-fiction approach has been emulated by many, but rarely matched. Here a professor of philology flirts with his female students and engages in amorous discourse with his wife. "Consistently amusing, frequently stimulating, and occasionally erotic work." The House Next Door

(Tren de Sombras)
Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 1997
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Showtimes

Sep 11 06:30 pm

Guerin revisits Blow Up by way of silent cinema in this haunting investigation of an ambiguous fragment of home movie footage from 1930. Parisian lawyer and amateur filmmaker Gérard Fleury disappeared mysteriously while off looking for a special quality of light. The film visits the now empty, perhaps haunted Normandy chateau. Finally, the archive footage is returned to, though this time treated, reversed and repeated, and new stories begin to emerge. It’s a strange, mysterious, even at times erotic film.

Spain, France

(En la ciudad de Sylvia)
Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: Spain,France, 2006
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening

Showtimes

Sep 10 06:45 pm
Sep 12 08:20 pm

Among the few truly great films of the 21st Century, this is a spellbinding contemplation of contemplation, the act – and the art – of seeing. Guerin’s masterpiece follows a young man as he haunts a café in Strasberg, in search of… Sylvia, we guess. He gazes avidly at women. And we gaze too, watching him watching, seeing what he sees. Reminiscent of a Chekhovian short story, of Vertigo, of silents and musicals and experimental art film, In the City of Sylvia is very simple and utterly transfixing, and it cuts to the heart of what the cinema is about.