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Scarlet

Drama Romance

Using tinted archival footage and shot in lush, saturated colours, Scarlet is a romantic coming-of-age period tale about a young woman who is ostracized by her small French village. Featured in 2022 Cannes Film Festival's Directors’ Fortnight.

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3:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 10
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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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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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4:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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Septet: The Story of Hong Kong

Drama Women Directors

These shorts from seven of Hong Kong’s best filmmakers is an elegiac tribute to the city's past—and a subversive commentary on its present. From kung fu to the cultural politics of cuisine, the filmmakers mine their city's history with wit and poignancy.

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4:15 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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10:30 am
Sun Oct 09
International Village 9
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Corsage

Award Winners Comedy Drama Women Directors

Marie Kreutzer’s biopic takes us to the late 19th century, when Empress Elisabeth of Austria has been politically sidelined. Imagining her as a proto-feminist rebel, Kreutzer is not afraid to depart from the historical record to do so.

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6:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
Centre for Performing Arts
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Dancing Pina

Documentary

Choreographer Pina Bausch's brilliance lives on as the Dresden Semperoper Ballet rehearses her Iphigenia in Tauris and dancers in Senegal breathe new life to The Rite of Spring. A fascinating insight into the lives of dancers and the power of movement.

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6:15 pm
Thu Oct 06
SFU Woodwards
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Lay Down Your Heart

Women Directors

Marie Clements' Lay Down Your Heart is a touching tribute to Niall McNeil, a multi-talented artist in theatre who happens to be a person living with Down Syndrome. A heartwarming celebration of a local artist who has succeeded on his own terms.

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6:15 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 10
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1:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 9
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Leonor Will Never Die

Action & Suspense Award Winners Comedy Women Directors

Once-prominent action filmmaker Leonor spends her old age daydreaming in her apartment, until she falls into a coma and magically finds herself in one of her own long-forgotten screenplays, blurring the lines between reality and dream, life and death.

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6:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Rio Theatre
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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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Retrograde

Retrograde captures details of American and Afghan soldiers navigating the politics of the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan, focusing on General Sami Sadat, who is left bearing the brunt of responsibility to fight an unwinnable war.

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7:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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An Evening with Michael Abels

Join two-time Emmy-nominated composer Michael Abels for an intimate evening of insight, creativity, and performances of his music, featuring the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, John Littlejohn and Tiffany Townsend.

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7:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
Vancouver Playhouse
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VIFF Short Forum: Program 6

Shorts

Cinematic form is given to life’s big mysteries: luck and fate, love and loss, and the spiritual supernatural.

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8:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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3:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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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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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Rio Theatre
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