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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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The Eclipse

Award Winners Documentary Women Directors

In the personal and poetic documentary, Nataša Urban (b. 1977) revisits the conflict that tore Yugoslavia apart through the prism of her immediate family and friends' often reluctant recollections, piercing a web of self-protective amnesia.

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4:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Cinematheque
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6:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Cinematheque
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Black Ice

Award Winners Documentary

This sweeping dissection of systemic racism in Canadian hockey culture documents the personal stories of Black hockey players dealing with racism from fans, coaches, other players, and the institutional pressure to remain silent about their mistreatment.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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Aftersun

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

On holiday in Turkey, a young father and his adolescent daughter are often mistaken for siblings as they carouse like impish kids. However, his personal demons are about to come calling. An affecting and frequently astonishing debut from Charlotte Wells.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 9
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9:15 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 9
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Nanny

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

Already enduring microaggressions and inept attempts at wokeness from her Manhattan employers, a Senegalese immigrant must also contend with supernatural figures manifesting in both her dreams and waking world. A haunting tale of immigration's realities.

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6:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
The Rio Theatre
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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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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Riceboy Sleeps

Award Winners Drama

Raising her son Dong-hyun (Dohyun Noel Hwang, then Ethan Hwang) in Vancouver’s suburbs, So-young (Choi Seung-yoon), a South Korean immigrant, desperately wants to instill a sense of pride in the boy. Meanwhile, he just wants to fit in.

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9:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Vancouver Playhouse
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6:15 pm
Mon Oct 03
The Rio Theatre
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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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What We Do Next

Award Winners Drama

A New York City councilwoman, a corporate lawyer, and a newly released convict are pitted against each other in a web of blackmail as they walk the razor’s edge between their morals and the standard judicial process.

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9:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 10
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3:45 pm
Sun Oct 02
The Rio Theatre
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Tori and Lokita

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

In the latest from the Dardenne brothers (Two Days, One Night) we are invested in the plight of two West African immigrants to Europe, children who pass themselves off as siblings but whose fate hangs by a slender thread. The movie pummels the heart.

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11:00 am
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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Day After...

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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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Klondike

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

In 2014 in Ukraine's Donbass region, Irka, who's seven months pregnant, and her partner Tolik face the dilemma of whether or not to flee the area. As the tense, haunting, and tragic film unfolds, the conflict threatens to tear them apart.

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3:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:45 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 9
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