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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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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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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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7:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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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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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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9:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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1:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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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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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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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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The Forger

Action & Suspense Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Based on a true story, Cioma Schönhaus, a young Jewish man living in 1942 Berlin, forges passports for Jewish people to escape the country. Instead of hiding, he impersonates military personnel so he can live life, risking discovery by the Gestapo.

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1:15 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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6:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 9
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See You Friday, Robinson

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Iranian filmmaker and author Ebrahim Golestan finds a new pen pal in Jean-Luc Godard. Their correspondences are full of poetic contemplations, cryptic riddles, and mutual reverence as they meditate on being an artist in the 21st century.

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6:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Cinematheque
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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 8
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1341 Frames of Love and War

Award Winners

Ran Tal's sobering film captures over 50 years of Israeli history through the lens of photojournalist Micha Bar-Am, providing a deep focus on the beauty and horror of humanity as chronicled through his camera.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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10:45 am
Sun Oct 09
International Village 10
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