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This House

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Miryam Charles’ haunting work examines the circumstances surrounding her cousin Tessa’s death, while speculating on the life that she might've had. A lyrical reminder of violence’s capacity to rupture reality and shake the foundations of family.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 01
The Cinematheque
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4:30 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 8
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Piaffe

Award Winners Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Timid foley artist Eva's latest project, creating sound effects for a medication commercial starring a dark bay horse, releases her inhibitions and transforms her physical form beyond the realm of possibility.

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7:00 pm
Sat Oct 01
International Village 10
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10:45 am
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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1:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Geographies of Solitude

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Jacquelyn Mills immerses us in the natural wonders of Nova Scotia's stunning and remote Sable Island, home to wild horses, sparrows, invertebrates, and a devoted researcher. Winner of multiple awards at the Berlinale and Hot Docs.

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11:00 am
Mon Oct 03
International Village 8
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10:00 am
Sun Oct 09
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Queens of the Qing Dynasty

Drama Experimental & Avant Garde LGBTQIA2S+ Romance Women Directors

Recovering from a suicide attempt, a neurodiverse Cape Breton teen is drawn into the orbit of a genderqueer hospital volunteer who hails from Shanghai. Despite their disparate backgrounds, the pair operate on identical idiosyncratic frequencies.

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8:45 pm
Wed Oct 05
International Village 9
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6:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
The Cinematheque
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See You Friday, Robinson

Award Winners Documentary Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Iranian filmmaker and author Ebrahim Golestan finds a new pen pal in Jean-Luc Godard. Their correspondences are full of poetic contemplations, cryptic riddles, and mutual reverence as they meditate on being an artist in the 21st century.

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6:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Cinematheque
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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 8
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Leonora addio

Award Winners Drama Experimental & Avant Garde

Veering away from the standard biopic, Paolo Taviani's latest film follows the ashes of celebrated Italian writer Luigi Pirandello on their journey back to Sicily, then ends with a blunt adaptation of one of his short stories.

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9:45 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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