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Zátopek

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama

David Ondříček's thoroughly winning biopic tells the story of the legendary long distance runner Emil Zátopek, still the only man to have won Olympic gold medals in the 5000m, 10,000m, and the marathon in the same year (1952).

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12:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 8
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9:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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Maigret

Action & Suspense Drama

In the aftermath of a young woman’s bloody murder in Paris—her identity shrouded in mystery—detective Jules Maigret (Gérard Depardieu) begins to unravel the strange details surrounding her life and death.

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1:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 9
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1:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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8:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 8
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Goya, Carrière and the Ghost of Buñuel

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

The late, great French screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière—Buñuel's closest collaborator—guides us through the extraordinary riches of Francisco Goya's work, with further commentary by Julian Schnabel, Carlos Saura, and others.

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1:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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7:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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10:45 am
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Adam Ondra: Pushing the Limits

Action & Suspense Documentary

One of the best rock climbers in the world, Adam Ondra prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. An intimate portrait of devotion and dedication to the art of climbing alongside the mental and physical toll it takes along the path to greatness.

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1:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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9:45 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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Cesária Évora

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

Ana Sofia Fonseca's documentary about legendary singer Cesária Évora offers a rare glimpse into the Queen of Morna's mischievous humour, her love of Capo Verde, and her extraordinary ability to translate emotion into melody.

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3:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 9
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10:45 am
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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Riverside Mukolitta

Comedy Drama Women Directors

Yamada, an ex-con dealing with the sudden death of his estranged father, makes a fresh start by moving to a small fishing village, and into an old apartment building populated by a group of quirky misfits. Based on director Naoko Ogigami's own 2019 novel.

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3:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 9
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9:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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My Imaginary Country

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

Patricio Guzmán is the poet laureate of Chilean cinema and its foremost historian. Here he returns to his early work of frontline reportage, documenting the recent, extraordinary uprising which promises to transform Chile for the better.

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3:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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9:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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The Eclipse

Award Winners Documentary Women Directors

In the personal and poetic documentary, Nataša Urban (b. 1977) revisits the conflict that tore Yugoslavia apart through the prism of her immediate family and friends' often reluctant recollections, piercing a web of self-protective amnesia.

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4:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Cinematheque
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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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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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4:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 8
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back home

Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Women Directors

In 1999, 11-year-old Nisha Platzer lost her brother, Josh, to suicide. Twenty years later, her search leads her to the door of Josh's chosen family. An eloquent collage that asserts that both grieving and healing are meant to be communal experiences.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Cinematheque
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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Black Ice

Award Winners Documentary

This sweeping dissection of systemic racism in Canadian hockey culture documents the personal stories of Black hockey players dealing with racism from fans, coaches, other players, and the institutional pressure to remain silent about their mistreatment.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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Empire of Light

Drama Romance

Olivia Colman shines as an unhappy woman rediscovering romance with a young Black man in the English seaside cinema where they both work in this classy, transformative valentine to the movies from 1917 director Sam Mendes.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Centre for Performing Arts
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