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Philippe Falardeau

(Guibord, s'en va-t-en guerre)
Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Philippe Falardeau


Dec 11 08:10 pm
Dec 12 07:15 pm
Dec 16 08:05 pm
Dec 17 06:30 pm

Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) returns with an energetic, laugh-out-loud political comedy that couldn’t be more timely. Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard, brilliant) is an independent Quebec MP travelling to his northern riding with a new Haitian intern. Soon after finding themselves caught in the crossfire of activists, miners, truckers, politicians and Aboriginal groups, it turns out that Guibord somehow holds the decisive vote in a national debate that will decide whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East!

Asghar Farhadi

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2009
Best of 2015
Director: Asghar Farhadi


Dec 30 05:30 pm

One of the best reviewed releases of the year is actually six years old, the fourth feature by Iranian writer-director Asghar Farhadi (whose fifth, A Separation, went on to win the Academy Award in 2011). Several middle class friends meet up for a long weekend at a beach house on the Caspian Sea.The younger Elly has been invited along as a possible match for one of the friends, whose marriage recently fell apart. But things don’t go according to plan…

This masterly film from the director of A Separation and The Past exposes the faultlines buried deep within modern Iranian society.

Federico Fellini

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 1953
Italian Film Festival
Director: Federico Fellini


Jan 08 09:30 pm
Jan 13 08:30 pm

"One of the screen’s great portrayals of the hell-raising and malaise of young men in their 20s, hit Italy like a comic thunderbolt when it was released there in 1953 — and it struck the American art-house audience in much the same way when it premiered here in 1956. Now it returns, and unlike its five aging-boy protagonists, Fellini’s movie hasn’t lost its first youth." Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune

w. Alberto Sordi, Franco Fabrizi, Franco Interlenghi

Abel Ferrara

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,France,Belgium, 2014
Italian Film Festival
Director: Abel Ferrara


Jan 09 07:00 pm
Jan 13 01:00 pm
Jan 14 06:30 pm

In Rome in 1975 outspoken filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini was found dead on a beach, arousing suspicions that continue to this day. Director Abel Ferrara (Bad Lieutenant) offers a kaleidoscopic view of the last day in the artist’s life (played by a sublime Willem Dafoe).

"Ferrara has come up with something pretty special here: a subtle, seductive, lamp-lit hymn to one artist’s talents from another in the process of rediscovering his own." Robbie Colin, The Telegraph