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Wildhood

When Link discovers that his Mi’kmaw mother may still be alive, he and his half-brother finally have purpose. On the road to Mi’kma’ki, they pick up a drifter who represents Link’s best chance of locating his mom and accepting his Two-Spirit nature.

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Available May 27 to June 23
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Memoria

The latest from Apichatpong Weerasethakul is a dreamy, hallucinatory meditation on sound, memory, and history starring Tilda Swinton as an ex-pat orchid grower in Colombia, haunted by a booming noise only she can hear...

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4:30 pm
Fri May 27
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Fri May 27
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat May 28
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Playground

Cinema en français

One of the most vivid and authentic films about childhood ever made, Laura Wandel's first feature puts us in the shoes of seven-year-old Nora (Maya Vanderbeque) on her first day at a new school. She soon learns some hard truths: School is a battleground where dog eats dog and Darwin's survival of the fittest theorem is enacted every time the bell rings.

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5:00 pm
Fri May 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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8:30 pm
Fri May 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Sat May 28
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Hello, Bookstore

In the shadow of the pandemic, a small town rallies to protect a beloved local bookstore. A landmark in Lenox, Massachusetts, The Bookstore is a magical, beatnik gem thanks to its owner, Matt Tannenbaum, whose passion for stories runs deep

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6:45 pm
Fri May 27
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Sat May 28
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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8:00 pm
Mon May 30
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Nitram

Justin Kurzel's compassionate, discreetly disturbing film is a portrait of an intellectually-disabled young man (Caleb Landry Jones) whose fate hangs in the balance...Winner: 8 Australian Academy Awards; Best Actor, Cannes 2021

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Available until June 2nd
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The Rose Maker

Cinema en français

Eve's small independent rose farm faces bankruptcy, but the arrival of three convicts doing rehab work on day release could turn things around. This sweetly aromatic French comedy has charm and delicacy.

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3:30 pm
Fri Jun 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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5:50 pm
Sat Jun 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sun Jun 05
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Family of the Forest

Cinema en français

Gérard and Catherine left Belgium for a life of self-sufficiency deep in the boreal forest of Gaspé Peninsula, Québec. Now 15 years later, as their three sons become adults, what will happen to this remarkable life they’ve given everything to create?

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5:20 pm
Fri Jun 03
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Sat Jun 04
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Sun Jun 05
VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Happening

Cinema en français

This Venice prize-winner is an empathetic portrait of a young woman in France in the early 60s forced to venture into a backstreet world where help carries huge risk. This immensely moving film dares us not to avert our eyes.

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5:45 pm
Fri Jun 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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7:45 pm
Fri Jun 03
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sat Jun 04
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Revue Starlight - The Movie

Plunge into the world of the Stage Girls... Entertainers-in-training with a passion for song, dance, swordplay and Shakespeare. Imagine Japanese Idol, on acid.

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12:30 pm
Sun Jun 05
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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7:50 pm
Mon Jun 06
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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