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Asghar Farhadi

Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2009
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Asghar Farhadi

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Jul 18 08:20 pm
Jul 20 06:30 pm
Jul 22 04:00 pm
Jul 25 03:40 pm

Several middle class friends meet up for a long weekend at a beach house on the Caspian Sea. Elly doesn’t really fit in, she’s much younger, a kindergarten teacher who 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.

"It’s breezy, then suspenseful, and gradually, crushingly sad. On its own terms, it’s a perfect film." David Ehrenstein, New York Magazine

"About Elly shows that the ethical dilemmas of ordinary adults can, with this level of talent, become as gripping as any thriller." Farran Smith Nehme, New York Post

"This superb, suspenseful film opens as a playful comedy of vacationing couples and awkward romance, one that might be set in the French countryside, but by the end has become a moral drama likely to corrode your certainties." Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice

Kim Farrant

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Kim Farrant

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Jul 17 08:40 pm
Jul 18 04:00 pm
Jul 19 05:10 pm
Jul 22 08:40 pm
Jul 23 04:15 pm

n one of her most impressive, raw performances Nicole Kidman is Catherine, a wife and mother trying to adjust to a new life in a small outback town. No one knows them here, which was the attraction, but Catherine’s rebellious 15-year-old daughter Lily (Maddison Brown) is fast getting a reputation with the local boys. When Lily disappears into the night suspicions fall every which way, including on Catherine’s husband (Joseph Fiennes), and their already strained marriage buckles and cracks. Suspenseful and anguished, with breathtaking cinematography and a real sense of unease, Strangerland is a troubling, angry film about social hypocricy and female sexuality.

"Kidman gives one of her best performances in recent years. Displaying vulnerability and depth [Kidman] is engaging and heartbreaking." Keath Jones, The Film Stage

"Kidman is a force to be reckoned with… Harrowing, uncomfortable, yet staggeringly powerful." Andrew McArthur, Culture Fix

Dexter Fletcher

Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2014
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Dexter Fletcher

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Jul 24 06:30 pm
Jul 25 06:00 pm
Jul 26 03:00 pm
Jul 27 08:30 pm
Jul 30 06:30 pm

Remember when musicals made you want to get up and sing? The irresistible, rousing, declamatory songs of The Proclaimers fuel this exuberant and exhilarating Scottish musical, a heart-tugging story of two Afghan war veterans trying to reconnect with family and loved ones, and a long-buried secret that threatens to spoil everything.

"Simply glorious… The feel-fabulous film of the year." Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

"Simply glorious… The feel-fabulous film of the year." Baz Bamigboye, Daily Mail

"I shed a tear within the first 10 minutes, and spent the rest of the movie beaming like a gibbering, love-struck fool." Mark Kermode, Observer

"Leaves you elated." Emma Morgan, Total Film

John Fulljames

Duration: 155 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2015
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...
Director: John Fulljames

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Jul 12 03:00 pm
Jul 15 07:00 pm

Three criminals on the run find they can go no further and found a city – Mahagonny, city of gold. The destitute and the disenchanted flock to Mahagonny, among them the prostitute Jenny and the lumberjack Jimmy McIntyre with his three friends. The city swells with debauchery. Jim and Jenny try to escape, bu it is not so easy… John Fulljames presents a new production of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s furiously impassioned satire on consumerism, starring Anne Sofie von Otter, Willard White and Christine Rice conducted by Mark Wigglesworth.