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Geographies of Solitude

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Jacquelyn Mills immerses us in the natural wonders of Nova Scotia's stunning and remote Sable Island, home to wild horses, sparrows, invertebrates, and a devoted researcher. Winner of multiple awards at the Berlinale and Hot Docs.

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11:00 am
Mon Oct 03
International Village 8
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10:00 am
Sun Oct 09
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Word

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

In 1968 Czechoslovakia, a small-town notary refuses to join the Communist Party. Inspired by director Beata Parkanová's own grandparents, The Word depicts the intimate lives of Václav and Věra and their bond in the face of political intimidation.

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12:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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A Piece of Sky

Award Winners Drama

In a remote alpine village, Anna, a young mother, falls in love with Marco, a strong and silent farmhand. After they get married, Marco’s behaviour grows erratic, leading up to a transgression that threatens to tear their family apart.

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1:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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International Shorts: Family Ties

Shorts

The bonds of family form the basis of this program of short films. Bonds with history and responsibility—sometimes close, sometimes strained—now and for the future.

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1:45 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 8
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 1

Shorts

What kind of alchemy occurs to transform hardship into fortune? Here, the extraordinary burn brightly.

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3:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Rebellion

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

This candid observational documentary gives us the inside story on the rise of Extinction Rebellion, the environmental protest movement which injected new urgency into climate activism. An empowering testament to the inspiring impact of direct action.

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3:45 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 10
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Carajita

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

In the Dominican Republic, Yarisa works as a maid and a nanny for a wealthy, powerful family. When she suffers a personal tragedy, she must re-evaluate the last two decades of her life and her relationship with the family to whom she has given so much.

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4:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Cinematheque
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Utama

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

High in the Bolivian Andes, a llama farmer confronts his own mortality and the impending demise of an ancient way of life in this visually expressive, strikingly authentic Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.

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4:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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International Shorts: Morality Plays

Shorts

Morals are being challenged on many fronts. The protagonists in this program of short films are all faced with difficult moral choices and they don’t always make the right decisions.

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5:45 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 8
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1:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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The Klabona Keepers

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

The Klabona Keepers is a fierce account of the Tahltan Nation's struggle to protect the Klabona Sacred Headwaters from commercial mining. Interspersing verité cinematography with interviews, the film documents the tactics used by the land defenders.

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6:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
Vancouver Playhouse
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3:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 10
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A Fire Inside

Documentary

During Australia's apocalyptic bushfires in 2019-2020, volunteer firefighters put their lives on the line to save their communities. A clarion call about climate change and an ode to the camaraderie of strangers standing together in the midst of a crisis.

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6:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 10
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1:00 pm
Wed Oct 05
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Corsage

Award Winners Comedy Drama Women Directors

Marie Kreutzer’s biopic takes us to the late 19th century, when Empress Elisabeth of Austria has been politically sidelined. Imagining her as a proto-feminist rebel, Kreutzer is not afraid to depart from the historical record to do so.

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6:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
Centre for Performing Arts
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6:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
Centre for Performing Arts
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