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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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Cesária Évora

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

Ana Sofia Fonseca's documentary about legendary singer Cesária Évora offers a rare glimpse into the Queen of Morna's mischievous humour, her love of Capo Verde, and her extraordinary ability to translate emotion into melody.

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3:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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6:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 9
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10:45 am
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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Moja Vesna

Drama Women Directors

Ten-year-old Moja has her hands full taking care of her pregnant sister Vesna and their grief-stricken father, all reeling from the sudden loss of their mother. A stirring debut by Cannes Cinéfondation alumna Sara Kern.

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4:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 8
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Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Women Directors

In 1999, 11-year-old Nisha Platzer lost her brother, Josh, to suicide. Twenty years later, her search leads her to the door of Josh's chosen family. An eloquent collage that asserts that both grieving and healing are meant to be communal experiences.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Cinematheque
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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Love Will Come Later

Documentary Romance Women Directors

Like many young Moroccans, Samir considers marrying a foreigner the key to a better life in Europe—but his family would rather arrange a marriage for him with a Moroccan woman. When he falls in love with a tourist, he weighs a life-changing decision.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Cinematheque
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8:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Anyox

Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Originally constructed around a copper mine, the once thriving company town of Anyox now boasts only two year-round residents. An immaculately crafted portrait of the damage wrought by the callousness of colonial ambition.

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8:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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9:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Cinematheque
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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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Day After...

Award Winners

The Rocket—a paddle steamer—has been ferrying rich and poor through Bangladesh for the best part of a century. This kinetic and artfully chaotic hybrid documentary immerses us in a two-day journey and gives us a vivid snapshot of the country.

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12:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 8
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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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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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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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VIFF Short Forum: Program 1

Shorts

What kind of alchemy occurs to transform hardship into fortune? Here, the extraordinary burn brightly.

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8:45 pm
Sat Oct 01
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Tortoise Under the Earth

Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Centering on the story of a young couple trying to come to terms with the loss of their daughter, Tortoise Under the Earth positions an intimate story of loss against the backdrop of cultural and environmental devastation caused by uranium mining.

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6:00 pm
Sun Oct 02
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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12:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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