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Harvest Moon

Comedy Drama

A delightfully tender drama following a man returning to his native village to tie up loose family ends, where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old orphan boy determined to claim his place in the vast Mongolian grasslands.

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6:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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Know Your Place

Award Winners Drama

Running an important errand across south Seattle, two teenagers become aware that their rapidly gentrifying city is slowly forcing out people of colour like themselves. An Emerald City odyssey that investigates identity, responsibility, and community.

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3:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
The Cinematheque
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The Locust

Comedy Drama Women Directors

With her semi-autobiographical screenplay finally going into production, Hanieh must now contend with the nonplussed cast's cutting remarks. This filmmaker's tragicomic living hell is fueled by anarchic energy, palpable anxiety, and biting humour.

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6:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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1:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 8
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Nightsiren

Award Winners Women Directors

A young woman shows up in a remote Slovakian mountain village looking for answers about her tragic family past, but her arrival sparks vicious rumours, resurrecting old superstitions that reveal a troubled family history.

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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Other Cannibals

Drama

Fausto and Ivan are making important preparations. Both are careful to maintain boundaries and honour their side of the arrangement. Except they keep postponing the main event. That’s understandable, as it involves taking a human life.

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6:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
The Cinematheque
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Tortoise Under the Earth

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Centering on the story of a young couple trying to come to terms with the loss of their daughter, Tortoise Under the Earth positions an intimate story of loss against the backdrop of cultural and environmental devastation caused by uranium mining.

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The Uncle

In the 1980s Balkan countryside, a family prepares for the arrival of their uncle, who will inspect every detail of the Christmas presentation. They eat turkey, sing, watch family videos, and open presents. But something is amiss.

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9:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:45 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 8
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Moja Vesna

Drama Women Directors

Ten-year-old Moja has her hands full taking care of her pregnant sister Vesna and their grief-stricken father, all reeling from the sudden loss of their mother. A stirring debut by Cannes Cinéfondation alumna Sara Kern.

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