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Tokyo Story

Ozu's most celebrated film follows an aging couple as they come to the city and make the rounds of their now grown children. Busy with their own lives, the children have little time for their parents, who are quickly packed off to hot springs in Osaka.

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11:00 am
Sun Jun 18
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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2001: A Space Odyssey

Based on Arthur C Clarke's short story The Sentinel, 2001 redefined the sci-fi genre. With its radical structure, scant dialogue and oblique narrative this was the first film to emulate the philosophical seriousness of writers like Clarke and Dick.

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11:00 am
Sun Jul 16
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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8 1/2

One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man's artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema.

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11:00 am
Sun Aug 20
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Mulholland Dr.

Brunette Rita (Laura Elena Harring) wanders Mulholland Drive, dazed and confused after an auto accident. She finds refuge with Betty (Naomi Watts), an aspiring blonde actress who has arrived from Deep River, Ontario, with her innocence intact.

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11:00 am
Sun Sep 17
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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In the Mood for Love

Wong Kar-wai's most popular film is a love story about two neighbours (Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung) who are drawn together by the long absences of their respective spouses.

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11:00 am
Sun Oct 22
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Close-Up

In Abbas Kiarostami's self-reflexive non-fiction narrative feature, Sabzian, an illiterate film buff who passed himself off as the Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf plays himself in reconstructions of his fraud.

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11:00 am
Sun Nov 19
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Citizen Kane

Orson Welles's debut was the most sophisticated movie to come out of the Hollywood studio system to that time, and opened up the creative possibilities of the narrative feature film for generations. For nearly 50 years it was "the best ever made".

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11:00 am
Sun Dec 17
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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