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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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De Humani Corporis Fabrica

Documentary Women Directors

Directors Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor utilize micro-cameras to wander the human body without limit. The horror of open surgery gives way to the abstract beauty of medical imaging, repurposing it to craft a harrowingly immersive documentary.

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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
The Cinematheque
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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Decision to Leave

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama Romance

Virtuoso Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook (The Handmaiden; Oldboy) picked up the Best Director Prize at Cannes for this teasing, tantalizing genre piece, a neo-noir mystery about a homicide detective who falls in love with the widow of an apparent suicide.

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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
Centre for Performing Arts
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R.M.N.

Drama

Director Cristian Mungiu takes the bull by the horns in this gripping smalltown drama which confronts xenophobia, globalization, and economic injustice head on. Matthias returns home to Transylvania to find the community up in arms.

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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
SFU Woodwards
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The Blue Caftan

Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Richly erotic and deeply moving, Maryam Touzani’s queer-themed film takes us to urban Morocco and into the lives of three beautiful souls. Halim is a master tailor; Mina is his loyal wife; Youssef is the man who slowly comes between them.

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9:00 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 10
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3:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 10
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Black Ice

Award Winners Documentary

This sweeping dissection of systemic racism in Canadian hockey culture documents the personal stories of Black hockey players dealing with racism from fans, coaches, other players, and the institutional pressure to remain silent about their mistreatment.

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9:30 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 9
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Leonora addio

Award Winners Drama Experimental & Avant Garde

Veering away from the standard biopic, Paolo Taviani's latest film follows the ashes of celebrated Italian writer Luigi Pirandello on their journey back to Sicily, then ends with a blunt adaptation of one of his short stories.

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9:45 pm
Thu Oct 06
International Village 8
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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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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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Dean Fleischer Camp talks: Marcel the Shell With Shoes On

Dean Fleischer Camp, co-creator of the viral hit Marcel the Shell With Shoes On, shares his singular process about creating a feature film that combines elements of narrative, documentary feature, improvisation, and two forms of animation.

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Oct 7, 1:00-2:00 pm
VIFF Connect
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The Beasts

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama

In this thriller about a French couple starting a new life in rural Galicia, Spain, director Rodrigo Sorogoyen presents the feral underbelly of country life where tensions between foreigners and locals, educated and uneducated, brutally come to the fore.

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3:45 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 9
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6:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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The Hermit of Treig

Award Winners Documentary Women Directors

In this rather special film, Lizzie MacKenzie trains her camera on octogenarian Ken Smith, who has lived more than four decades off-the-grid on the shores of Loch Treig, in the Scottish Highlands. This cheerful hermit is a personable storyteller.

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4:00 pm
Fri Oct 07
The Cinematheque
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If You Are a Man

Thirteen-year-old Opio works at a gold mine in Burkina Faso. It’s a harsh existence, and to earn the money for an education that might liberate him from it, the child must take a new, dangerous step in his occupation.

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4:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 8
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6:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 8
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