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Bardo: False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths

Silverio is an esteemed Mexican documentary filmmaker going through an existential mid-life crisis. Returning to his homeland for a few days, he is visited by dreams, old friends, ghosts, and his own uneasy conscience. From the director of Birdman.

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3:00 pm
Tue Nov 29
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Tue Nov 29
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Wed Nov 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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A Couple

In his 90s, the great documentarian Fred Wiseman has made his first fiction film, a bittersweet vignette based on the letters and diaries of Sophia Tolstoy, and her (off-screen) husband, Leo. "Valuable and insightful." Guardian

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4:30 pm
Tue Nov 29
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Wed Nov 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat Dec 03
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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MENA 2022: Generations

Generations is a bundle that deepens our understanding of home, lineage and family for communities within the SWANA region and its diaspora. These films discuss intergenerational trauma, the tension between 'here' and 'there' and how land follows us wherever we go.

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6:00 pm
Tue Nov 29
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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EO

Veteran director Jerzy Skolimowski returns in triumphant form with this tale of animal life. Sometimes harsh, sometimes sweet, always beautiful, EO tells the story of a donkey and its journey through a world dominated by humans.

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6:30 pm
Tue Nov 29
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Wed Nov 30
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Fri Dec 02
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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MENA 2022: Flee

Flee is a powerful, deeply personal animated documentary that tells the story of Amin Nawabi as he grapples with a secret he's kept for 20 years; one that threatens to derail the life he's built for himself and his soon-to-be husband.

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8:15 pm
Tue Nov 29
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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White Noise

America in the age of anxiety, as experienced by Professor of Hitler Studies Jack Gladney (Adam Driver), his fourth wife Babette (Greta Gerwig) and multiple kids... A chemical spill leads to an airborne toxic event and the mass evacuation.

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1:00 pm
Wed Nov 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Fri Dec 02
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Fri Dec 02
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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MENA 2022: How to Finance Your Film: Where and Who to Pitch It To?

We bring to local filmmakers two representatives from Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada to help you navigate these federal funding agencies. You are hoping to make a short film or feature length? Join us for an intimate workshop session.

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4:45 pm
Wed Nov 30
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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MENA 2022: Geographies

Geographies explores our direct relationship to nature and how our survival is deeply interconnected with the land. These films discuss how climate change impacts our relationships to both natural and human made spaces, and the creatures we share them with.

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6:00 pm
Wed Nov 30
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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MENA 2022: The Stranger

In a small village in the occupied Golan Heights, the life of a desperate unlicensed doctor who is going through an existential crisis, takes another unlucky turn when he encounters a man wounded in the war in Syria.

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8:00 pm
Wed Nov 30
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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MENA 2022: Montréal Girls

A Middle-Eastern medical school student, new to Montreal, puts his relationship with his father at risk when he forfeits his education after being forever changed by two young women. Montréal Girls follows his journey and his quest for love and enlightenment.

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5:40 pm
Thu Dec 01
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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MENA 2022: Constellations

Constellations is a mix of local Vancouver-based and Canadian talents. As constellations change relative to where you stand, these shorts are a unique accumulation of our specific place and time.

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6:00 pm
Thu Dec 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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MENA 2022: Award Ceremony

Come and join us as our dedicated jury will give out awards to the films in competition, including the inaugural Faces of MENA Award.

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7:30 pm
Thu Dec 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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