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International Shorts: Family Ties

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The bonds of family form the basis of this program of short films. Bonds with history and responsibility—sometimes close, sometimes strained—now and for the future.


Q&A Oct 1 & Oct 3


This short film program includes the following films:

Killing Ourselves
Maya Yadlin, Israel (15 min)

A film student and her family drive to the desert to shoot a scene for her latest film, but things quickly deteriorate and nothing goes as planned.


Mo Sha, China (25 min)

The six-year-old daughter of a deaf-mute couple frustrates her father, who believes she can hear and speak.


Cristina Sánchez Salamanca, Colombia (15 min)

The daughter from a man’s first marriage feels left out and misunderstood at a birthday celebration for her younger stepsister.


Fernando Bonelli, Spain (20 min)

An emergency room nurse arrives late for work after being involved in a serious car accident and soon has to make life or death choices involving a loved one.


James Hunter, Australia (9 min)

An isolated father haunted by his child’s cries of hunger takes up work as a timber feller, only to find operations halted by a mysterious alarm coming from deep in the woods.


Further and Further Away
Polen Ly, Cambodia (24 min)

A young Bunong woman and her older brother spend one last day in their rural Cambodian village before a move to the city in search of a more prosperous life.


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Various with English subtitles

108 min

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Pather Panchali

Satyajit Ray's first film opened eyes in the West. It's a naturalistic portrait of the childhood of a Brahman child, Apu, growing up in a village far from twentieth century technology in West Bengal.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

The Night of the Hunter

One of the strangest and most beguiling movies you'll ever see, from a poetic, nightmarish novel by Davis Grubb, a fable about two children fleeing from a psychotic evangelical preacher (Robert Mitchum). Charles Laughton's only film as director.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

The Battle of Algiers

French Colonel Mathieu hunts for Algerian resistance leader Ali la Pointe in Pontecorvo's classic, which draws the battle lines between colonialists and Arab insurrectionists in a pulsating, "fly-on-the-wall" documentary style.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre


Jacques Tati was modernity's clown; technology his banana skin. Here his alter-ego Monsieur Hulot navigates a sterile Paris that seems designed to thwart his every wish.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre