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Zátopek

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama

David Ondříček's thoroughly winning biopic tells the story of the legendary long distance runner Emil Zátopek, still the only man to have won Olympic gold medals in the 5000m, 10,000m, and the marathon in the same year (1952).

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12:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 8
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9:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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10:30 am
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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Maigret

Action & Suspense Drama

In the aftermath of a young woman’s bloody murder in Paris—her identity shrouded in mystery—detective Jules Maigret (Gérard Depardieu) begins to unravel the strange details surrounding her life and death.

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1:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 9
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1:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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8:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 8
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Adam Ondra: Pushing the Limits

Action & Suspense Documentary

One of the best rock climbers in the world, Adam Ondra prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. An intimate portrait of devotion and dedication to the art of climbing alongside the mental and physical toll it takes along the path to greatness.

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1:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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9:45 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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10:45 am
Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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Decision to Leave

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama Romance

Virtuoso Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden; Oldboy) picked up the Best Director Prize at Cannes for this teasing, tantalizing genre piece, a neo-noir mystery about a homicide detective who falls in love with the widow of an apparent suicide.

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9:15 pm
Fri Sep 30
Centre for Performing Arts
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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
Centre for Performing Arts
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Leonor Will Never Die

Action & Suspense Award Winners Comedy Women Directors

Once-prominent action filmmaker Leonor spends her old age daydreaming in her apartment, until she falls into a coma and magically finds herself in one of her own long-forgotten screenplays, blurring the lines between reality and dream, life and death.

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9:15 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Rio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Rio Theatre
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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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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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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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Fogaréu

Action & Suspense Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Fernanda returns to her hometown of Goiás, Brazil, to scatter her adoptive mother's ashes and to learn the truth about her origins. In scenes infused with magical realism, she learns her disturbing family history and the limits of her strength.

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6:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 10
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1:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 10
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Boy From Heaven

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama

Adam, a young man studying at a leading religious institution in Egypt, becomes a pawn in the struggle between government spies and radical religious leaders. A shrewdly plotted thriller with a superbly expressive performance from Tawfeek Barhom.

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