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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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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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Nostalgia

Returning to the Naples of his childhood, Felice (Pierfrancesco Favino) is overwhelmed by memories of his adolescence both joyful and painful. He is compelled to stay to try to make peace with his best friend from those days, now a feared crime boss.

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9:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
SFU Woodwards
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6:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
Vancouver Playhouse
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Nayola

Animation Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Yara, a politically censored rap artist in Angola, is on the run from the police. An encounter with an intruder brings the scars of the past into stark relief. Dreams, reality, myth, past, and present fluidly intertwine in this stunning animated feature.

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10:30 am
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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Peter Von Kant

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Romance

This gender-reversed take on Fassbinder's The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant sees director Peter suffer the ultimate heartbreak when his young lover dumps him. Features scene-stealing turns from Stéfan Crépon, Hannah Schygulla, and Isabelle Adjani.

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12:45 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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Falcon Lake

Drama Women Directors

When their families get together for a summer vacation, Bastien, a shy teenage boy, finds himself captivated by Chloé, a slightly older girl. But as they grow closer, lines of emotional and physical intimacy get blurred, and heartache ensues.

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1:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Award Winners Comedy Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Feisty Turkish-German housewife Rabiye Kurnaz must cut through red tape, international political tensions, and language barriers to free her son from Guantánamo Bay. Hope persists in the form a new friendship with her lawyer-turned-travel-companion.

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3:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
SFU Woodwards
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The Mountain

Award Winners Drama

An engineer becomes entranced by the lure of the Alps, abandons his job, pitches his tent high above the snow line, and explores. This simple but remarkable movie goes high and deep. It will inspire and infuriate according to your taste for adventure.

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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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10:45 am
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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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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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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3:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 10
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Pacifiction

Drama LGBTQIA2S+

De Roller, the High Commissioner of French Polynesia, has a problem on his hands: the French Marines have arrived on the islands, and their presence coincides with rumours that nuclear testing is soon to commence. A lush and moody delight.

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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 9
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5:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
Vancouver Playhouse
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R.M.N.

Drama

Director Cristian Mungiu takes the bull by the horns in this gripping smalltown drama which confronts xenophobia, globalization, and economic injustice head on. Matthias returns home to Transylvania to find the community up in arms.

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9:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
SFU Woodwards
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