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In this sly Spanish satire on moviemaking, actors, and egos, Antonio Banderas plays an international film star cast opposite a revered, and deeply self-serious stage thespian (Oscar Martínez) by arty, unorthodox director Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz).

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1:00 pm
Tue Jun 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Tue Jun 28
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Wed Jun 29
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Unidentified

In this terse, tense thriller, from the director of Miracle a cop in a small northern Romanian town becomes obsessed with a case of arson. But his own motives are far from straightforward.

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1:30 pm
Tue Jun 28
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:20 pm
Tue Jun 28
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Slash/Back

Indigenous History Month 2022 Rupture

Sleepy Pangnirtung, Nunavut transforms into a battleground when Inuit teens confront shapeshifting alien invaders. Drawing from Hollywood classics and traditional Inuit stories, Slash/Back boasts a warrior spirit that's as endearing as it is indomitable.

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3:15 pm
Tue Jun 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Tue Jun 28
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Wed Jun 29
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Miracle

A tale of crime and recrimination, Miracle follows Cristina, a nun on a secret errand in Romania’s Neamț county.

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4:00 pm
Tue Jun 28
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Tue Jun 28
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Sat Jul 02
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Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America

Former ACLU Deputy Legal Director Jeffery Robinson’s revelatory talk on the history of U.S. anti- Black racism is the most important film about race since I Am Not Your Negro and 13th. "A masterpiece." Michael Moore

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Available June 3 - 30
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Benediction

The life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon is recalled in this intimate portrait by Terence Davies. Taking us from the battlefield, to gay romances, and to the sadness of youth recalled from a distance, Sassoon's life is depicted with grace and sympathy.

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3:00 pm
Fri Jul 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat Jul 02
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Sun Jul 03
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Blue Island

"What does Hong Kong mean to you...?" Blue Island takes a longer view on China's authoritarian crackdown on the democracy movement, looking at how the Cultural Revolution, Tiananmen, and British colonialism has defined this unique city and its people.

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5:45 pm
Fri Jul 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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2:00 pm
Sat Jul 02
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Sat Jul 02
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The Passengers of the Night

Elizabeth (Charlotte Gainsbourg) needs to start over in the midst of life, and a late night radio call-in show proves key. Set in Paris during the 1980s, Mikhaël Hers' film gently coils itself around themes of compassion, endurance, and love.

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8:10 pm
Fri Jul 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat Jul 02
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Sun Jul 03
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Red Rocket

Arriving in his Texas hometown, washed-up porn star Mikey Saber talks his way into his estranged wife’s bed, starts peddling weed, and schemes to turn Svengali to teenaged Strawberry so that he can liberate her from a donut shop and rocket her to stardom.

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Available June 10 - July 7
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Lost Illusions

A lavish costume drama with a thoroughly modern bite, a tragi-comedy about a young romantic poet who arrives in Paris with his aristocratic mistress full of hope and conviction and discovers a world as corrupt and treacherous as any sinkhole of iniquity.

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3:00 pm
Fri Jul 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat Jul 09
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Sun Jul 10
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Drunken Birds

When Willy, a Mexican cartel henchman, falls for Marlena, his boss’ wife, the star-crossed lovers must separate and go to ground. Convinced that Marlena is secreted away in Montreal, Willy becomes a migrant worker at a Quebec farm.

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3:30 pm
Fri Jul 08
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Sat Jul 09
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Sun Jul 10
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Clara Sola

Clara has spent her life in humility and obedience, healing people in her village in Costa Rica—until her niece's sexual awakening triggers her own journey of self-discovery. A deeply evocative, mesmerizing feature debut by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén.

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5:50 pm
Fri Jul 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat Jul 09
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Sun Jul 10
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