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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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Nightsiren

Award Winners Women Directors

A young woman shows up in a remote Slovakian mountain village looking for answers about her tragic family past, but her arrival sparks vicious rumours, resurrecting old superstitions that reveal a troubled family history.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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The Killing of a Journalist

Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

Matt Sarnecki explores the murder of a Slovak reporter in a documentary that grips like a true page-turner: among the story ingredients are gangsters, crooked cops, blackmail, hidden thumb drives, and assassination plots via emoji-laced text messages.

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1:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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