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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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Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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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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Love Will Come Later

Documentary Romance Women Directors

Like many young Moroccans, Samir considers marrying a foreigner the key to a better life in Europe—but his family would rather arrange a marriage for him with a Moroccan woman. When he falls in love with a tourist, he weighs a life-changing decision.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Cinematheque
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8:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Anyox

Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Originally constructed around a copper mine, the once thriving company town of Anyox now boasts only two year-round residents. An immaculately crafted portrait of the damage wrought by the callousness of colonial ambition.

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8:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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9:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Cinematheque
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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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8:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Cinematheque
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12:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Day After...

Award Winners

The Rocket—a paddle steamer—has been ferrying rich and poor through Bangladesh for the best part of a century. This kinetic and artfully chaotic hybrid documentary immerses us in a two-day journey and gives us a vivid snapshot of the country.

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12:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 8
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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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The King of Wuxia

Documentary

Lin Jing-Jie’s film is a detailed, deeply poignant tribute to master filmmaker King Hu (1932-1997). Actors, crew members, and fellow directors pay tribute to the man and his work, and their recollections and analyses form a mosaic-like depiction.

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2:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
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2:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
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Riotsville, U.S.A.

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Compiled from government and TV news footage from the 1960s (with commentary and brief on-screen contextual notes), this transfixing, resonant essay film looks at the widespread civil unrest of the period, and how the establishment chose to respond.

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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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3:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 9
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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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This House

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Miryam Charles’ haunting work examines the circumstances surrounding her cousin Tessa’s death, while speculating on the life that she might've had. A lyrical reminder of violence’s capacity to rupture reality and shake the foundations of family.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Cinematheque
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4:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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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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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Cinematheque
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2:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
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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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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Cinematheque
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4:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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The Hermit of Treig

Award Winners Documentary Women Directors

In this rather special film, Lizzie MacKenzie trains her camera on octogenarian Ken Smith, who has lived more than four decades off-the-grid on the shores of Loch Treig, in the Scottish Highlands. This cheerful hermit is a personable storyteller.

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8:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Cinematheque
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4:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
The Cinematheque
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