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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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Huesera

Women Directors

Soon-to-be mother Valeria starts experiencing disturbing visions and night terrors, finding little support from those closest to her—until she is forced to seek help from a mysterious group of women specializing in this type of threat.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Quantum Cowboys

Animation Award Winners

In 1870s Arizona, a pair of drifters take a deep dive into a multiverse in which a dozen different mediums—including 16mm, paper cutouts, rotoscoping, handdrawn animation, oil paints, 8k video, collage, and digital animation—depict disparate realities.

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9:30 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Rio Theatre
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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Carajita

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

In the Dominican Republic, Yarisa works as a maid and a nanny for a wealthy, powerful family. When she suffers a personal tragedy, she must re-evaluate the last two decades of her life and her relationship with the family to whom she has given so much.

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4:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Cinematheque
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Utama

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

High in the Bolivian Andes, a llama farmer confronts his own mortality and the impending demise of an ancient way of life in this visually expressive, strikingly authentic Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner.

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4:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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Stars at Noon

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama Romance Women Directors

In Claire Denis's Cannes Jury prize winner, a US journalist is marooned in Managua, stripped of her passport and forced to trade sex for protection. An English businessman seems a good prospect, but gradually she sees he's in more trouble than she is.

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9:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
Vancouver Playhouse
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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
Centre for Performing Arts
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8 Stories About My Hearing Loss

Women Directors

In this autobiographical documentary, director Charo Mato flits between childhood stories, the science of hearing loss, and the poetry of life and language to explore the stories of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing while resisting a monolithic experience.

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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Cinematheque
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4:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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The Beasts

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama

In this thriller about a French couple starting a new life in rural Galicia, Spain, director Rodrigo Sorogoyen presents the feral underbelly of country life where tensions between foreigners and locals, educated and uneducated, brutally come to the fore.

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3:45 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 9
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6:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Dos estaciones

Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+

Steely and determined tequila factory owner María Garcia (played by Teresa Sánchez) fights an uphill battle against nature, chance, and the impending global takeover of the local economy in Juan Pablo González' first narrative feature.

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9:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 10
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4:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 10
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