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Riverside Mukolitta

Comedy Drama Women Directors

Yamada, an ex-con dealing with the sudden death of his estranged father, makes a fresh start by moving to a small fishing village, and into an old apartment building populated by a group of quirky misfits. Based on director Naoko Ogigami's own 2019 novel.

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3:30 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 9
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9:30 pm
Mon Oct 03
International Village 9
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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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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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Mediterranean Fever

Award Winners Comedy Drama Women Directors

Waleed struggles with depression, married life, and writer’s block. Upon learning that his cocky new neighbour Jalal is indebted to some dangerous men, he starts tagging along for Jalal’s shake-downs, ostensibly as research for a crime novel.

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10:30 am
Sun Oct 02
International Village 9
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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 9
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Corsage

Award Winners Comedy Drama Women Directors

Marie Kreutzer’s biopic takes us to the late 19th century, when Empress Elisabeth of Austria has been politically sidelined. Imagining her as a proto-feminist rebel, Kreutzer is not afraid to depart from the historical record to do so.

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6:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
Centre for Performing Arts
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6:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
Centre for Performing Arts
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Triangle of Sadness

Award Winners Comedy Drama

A luxury cruise for the super rich goes very, very wrong in this Cannes-winning social satire from the director of The Square. Uproariously funny at times and deeply cynical, this is a must-see.

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9:00 pm
Mon Oct 03
Centre for Performing Arts
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9:00 pm
Sun Oct 09
Centre for Performing Arts
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Viking

Award Winners Comedy Drama

When the first manned mission to Mars hits turbulence due to personality clashes amongst the crew, the higher-ups devise a bizarre solution involving a simulacrum and surrogates. As the deadpan absurdity escalates, Viking mines poignancy from folly.

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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
Vancouver Playhouse
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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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The Locust

Comedy Drama Women Directors

With her semi-autobiographical screenplay finally going into production, Hanieh must now contend with the nonplussed cast's cutting remarks. This filmmaker's tragicomic living hell is fueled by anarchic energy, palpable anxiety, and biting humour.

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6:15 pm
Wed Oct 05
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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1:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 8
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Sick of Myself

Comedy Drama

When her boyfriend becomes a cause célèbre in conceptual art circles, Signe’s (Kristine Kujath Thorp) attention junkie tendencies hit overdrive. Inhaling banned meds in order to incur hideous side effects, she’s elated when a wave of sympathy follows.

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9:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
The Rio Theatre
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9:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Harvest Moon

Comedy Drama

A delightfully tender drama following a man returning to his native village to tie up loose family ends, where he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a 10-year-old orphan boy determined to claim his place in the vast Mongolian grasslands.

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6:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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I Like Movies

Comedy Drama Women Directors

Intent on earning his film school tuition, a teenage cinephile lands a video store job. This humane comedy traces this pretentious curmudgeon’s path from practically sociopathic self-involvement to his first fraught encounters with self-awareness

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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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9:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
The Rio Theatre
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Broker

Award Winners Comedy Drama

Shoplifters director Kore-eda fashions a sprawling, compassionate crime story set in South Korea about a half-baked baby adoption scam led by Song Kang-ho (Parasite; The Host). Winner of Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival.

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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
Centre for Performing Arts
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5:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
Centre for Performing Arts
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