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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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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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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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Empire of Light

Drama Romance

Olivia Colman shines as an unhappy woman rediscovering romance with a young Black man in the English seaside cinema where they both work in this classy, transformative valentine to the movies from 1917 director Sam Mendes.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
Centre for Performing Arts
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Field of Blood

Drama

A grieving writer is visited by the troubled protagonist of her novel, who has come to life to torment her. In her novel, the protagonist awaits trial for a serious crime, and the circumstances leading up to it are gradually revealed.

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6:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 8
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1:15 pm
Sun Oct 02
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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Soft

Drama LGBTQIA2S+

After some petty theft grants three queer adolescents admission to a Toronto gay club, they are left to confront dark consequences. Joseph Amenta’s debut feature is a love letter to friendships and a testament to the queer community’s perseverance.

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8:45 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 8
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3:15 pm
Sun Oct 02
International Village 8
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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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You Can Live Forever

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Set in a Jehovah’s Witness congregation, the film follows queer teenager Jamie as she resists the tight community hold while falling in love with Marike, a charming young Witness tasked with welcoming Jamie into the fold.

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9:00 pm
Fri Sep 30
International Village 9
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9:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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