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8 Stories About My Hearing Loss

Women Directors

In this autobiographical documentary, director Charo Mato flits between childhood stories, the science of hearing loss, and the poetry of life and language to explore the stories of the d/Deaf and hard of hearing while resisting a monolithic experience.

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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Cinematheque
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4:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Rosie

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Set in 1980s Montréal, Rosie is a love letter to misfits and found families. When an English-speaking Indigenous orphan is deposited at the doorstep of her Francophone aunt, they must learn to find beauty and magic amidst their trying circumstances.

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6:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 10
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Rodeo

Award Winners Women Directors

When loner Julia infiltrates a local “rodeo”—an underground motocross circuit where brash bikers one-up one another—she’ll need to deliver something showstopping to earn acceptance. As it so happens, she has an idea for an audacious heist.

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6:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Rio Theatre
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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Rio Theatre
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MODES 2

Shorts

Looking closer at archival images and stories from the past, these artists re-examine and re-create to establish history anew. A daring mix of approaches that excavate new ways of seeing old perspectives.

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6:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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International Shorts: Personal Journeys

Shorts

The films in this shorts program are all about discovery. Beautiful and thought-provoking voyages of internal and external discovery that honour relations and history, while encountering stimuli that promote a new understanding of self.

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6:30 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 8
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1:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Cesária Évora

Art, Music & Photography Documentary Women Directors

Ana Sofia Fonseca's documentary about legendary singer Cesária Évora offers a rare glimpse into the Queen of Morna's mischievous humour, her love of Capo Verde, and her extraordinary ability to translate emotion into melody.

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6:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 9
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10:45 am
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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Nosferatu 100 by BIG KILL: A Symphony of Horror

Destructive pop duo BIG KILL resurrects F.W. Murnau's masterpiece Nosferatu in the gothic setting of St. Andrew's-Wesley United Church for a spellbinding night of hyperpop frenzy.

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8:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
St. Andrews Wesley United Church
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Like a Fish on the Moon

Drama Women Directors

When their seemingly happy four-year-old son stops talking, Haleh and Amir consult a series of experts, but it's not long before their own relationship begins to suffer. This superbly acted, spare, empathetic film is completely transfixing.

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8:45 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Cinematheque
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 4

Shorts

Bouncing through nostalgic aesthetics and genre storytelling, a contemporary point of view comes into focus.

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9:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Something You Said Last Night

Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Having already suffered the humiliation of losing her job, Ren must now endure a week of summer vacation with her overbearing parents and extroverted, overachieving younger sister. A disarmingly intimate debut feature by Luis de Filippis.

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9:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
International Village 10
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6:45 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Bones of Crows

Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

Vancouver-born Dene/Métis writer-director Marie Clements lays out a hard history of Indigenous resilience in this urgent, harrowing epic, spanning most of the 20th century; the story of a Cree woman from childhood, through residential school, WWII, and beyond.

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9:00 pm
Tue Oct 04
Centre for Performing Arts
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Brother

Drama

Against the backdrop of suburban Scarborough, two brothers strive to justify their mother’s sacrifices and realise their own ambitions. However, fate has other plans. An elegant and authoritative exploration of both violence and the healing process.

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9:15 pm
Tue Oct 04
The Rio Theatre
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