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Piaffe

Award Winners Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Timid foley artist Eva's latest project, creating sound effects for a medication commercial starring a dark bay horse, releases her inhibitions and transforms her physical form beyond the realm of possibility.

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10:45 am
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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1:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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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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12:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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International Shorts: Connect/Disconnect/Reconnect

Shorts

The films in this shorts program are all about connections. People connecting with one another, dealing with change, or rediscovering a part of themselves and their past.

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1:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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Dancing Pina

Documentary

Choreographer Pina Bausch's brilliance lives on as the Dresden Semperoper Ballet rehearses her Iphigenia in Tauris and dancers in Senegal breathe new life to The Rite of Spring. A fascinating insight into the lives of dancers and the power of movement.

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1:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 9
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6:15 pm
Thu Oct 06
SFU Woodwards
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Stonewalling

Drama Women Directors

Lynn (Yao Honggui), a 20-something looking forward to a career as a flight attendant, has a pushy, patriarchal boyfriend and a mother deep in debt. When she finds herself pregnant, she decides to sell her unborn child to her mother's debtors.

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2:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Cinematheque
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 2

Shorts

Fear, doubt, and loneliness give way to pleasure, empowerment, and reclamation—or, is it the other way around?

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2:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Plan 75

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

In a near future Japan, seniors aged 75-plus are encouraged to voluntarily euthanize themselves for the good of society. While the plan seems to solve the dilemma, everyone involved questions the morality of it.

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3:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 10
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Last Flight Home

Documentary Women Directors

In January 2021, filmmaker Ondi Timoner's father Eli told his family that he was ready to die—as soon as California law would allow. A vérité record of the patriarch's last few weeks on earth and a testament to a different measure of fulfillment.

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4:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 9
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Soviet Bus Stops

Art, Music & Photography Documentary

It may sound esoteric but this is a joyous film about the historical anomaly of whimsical, eccentric, aesthetically audacious bus stops that permeated the vast Soviet Bloc, lovingly, obsessively tracked down by Canadian photographer Chris Herwig.

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4:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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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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5:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
The Cinematheque
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Viking

Award Winners Comedy Drama

When the first manned mission to Mars hits turbulence due to personality clashes amongst the crew, the higher-ups devise a bizarre solution involving a simulacrum and surrogates. As the deadpan absurdity escalates, Viking mines poignancy from folly.

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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
Vancouver Playhouse
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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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One Fine Morning

Drama Women Directors

A single mother working to support her young daughter and her ailing father, navigates the labyrinthine system of care homes, with their financial and logistical burdens. Then, an encounter with an old friend blossoms into a passionate affair.

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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
Centre for Performing Arts
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