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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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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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Mediterranean Fever

Award Winners Comedy Drama Women Directors

Waleed struggles with depression, married life, and writer’s block. Upon learning that his cocky new neighbour Jalal is indebted to some dangerous men, he starts tagging along for Jalal’s shake-downs, ostensibly as research for a crime novel.

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10:30 am
Sun Oct 02
International Village 9
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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
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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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
Centre for Performing Arts
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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
Centre for Performing Arts
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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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Other Cannibals

Drama

Fausto and Ivan are making important preparations. Both are careful to maintain boundaries and honour their side of the arrangement. Except they keep postponing the main event. That’s understandable, as it involves taking a human life.

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6:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
The Cinematheque
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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 Locust

Comedy Drama Women Directors

With her semi-autobiographical screenplay finally going into production, Hanieh must now contend with the nonplussed cast's cutting remarks. This filmmaker's tragicomic living hell is fueled by anarchic energy, palpable anxiety, and biting humour.

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6:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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1:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 8
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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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Scarlet

Drama Romance

Using tinted archival footage and shot in lush, saturated colours, Scarlet is a romantic coming-of-age period tale about a young woman who is ostracized by her small French village. Featured in 2022 Cannes Film Festival's Directors’ Fortnight.

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3:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 10
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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Holy Spider

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

In Mashhad, Iran, a serial killer known as The Spider has murdered over a dozen women. Rahimi, a journalist obsessed with finding the killer, soon finds a skewed social morality that praises the perpetrator and condemns his victims.

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9:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
SFU Woodwards
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