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Holy Spider

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

In Mashhad, Iran, a serial killer known as The Spider has murdered over a dozen women. Rahimi, a journalist obsessed with finding the killer, soon finds a skewed social morality that praises the perpetrator and condemns his victims.

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9:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
Vancouver Playhouse
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9:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
SFU Woodwards
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Boy From Heaven

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama

Adam, a young man studying at a leading religious institution in Egypt, becomes a pawn in the struggle between government spies and radical religious leaders. A shrewdly plotted thriller with a superbly expressive performance from Tawfeek Barhom.

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9:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
SFU Woodwards
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Sun Oct 09
Vancouver Playhouse
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Dos estaciones

Award Winners Drama LGBTQIA2S+

Steely and determined tequila factory owner María Garcia (played by Teresa Sánchez) fights an uphill battle against nature, chance, and the impending global takeover of the local economy in Juan Pablo González' first narrative feature.

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9:15 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 10
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4:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 10
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Klondike

Award Winners Drama Human Rights & Social Justice Women Directors

In 2014 in Ukraine's Donbass region, Irka, who's seven months pregnant, and her partner Tolik face the dilemma of whether or not to flee the area. As the tense, haunting, and tragic film unfolds, the conflict threatens to tear them apart.

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9:45 pm
Fri Oct 07
International Village 9
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Good Night Oppy

Documentary

Sent on a mission to Mars with a life expectancy of 90 days, the exploration rover Opportunity instead lived for 15 years. With incredible interviews and awe-inspiring re-creations, this documentary doubles as an open-hearted, intergalactic underdog tale.

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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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Stars at Noon

Action & Suspense Award Winners Drama Romance Women Directors

In Claire Denis's Cannes Jury prize winner, a US journalist is marooned in Managua, stripped of her passport and forced to trade sex for protection. An English businessman seems a good prospect, but gradually she sees he's in more trouble than she is.

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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
Centre for Performing Arts
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back home

Catalyst Mentorship Program Alumni Documentary Women Directors

In 1999, 11-year-old Nisha Platzer lost her brother, Josh, to suicide. Twenty years later, her search leads her to the door of Josh's chosen family. An eloquent collage that asserts that both grieving and healing are meant to be communal experiences.

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1:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Maigret

Action & Suspense Drama

In the aftermath of a young woman’s bloody murder in Paris—her identity shrouded in mystery—detective Jules Maigret (Gérard Depardieu) begins to unravel the strange details surrounding her life and death.

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1:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 9
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8:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
International Village 8
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Piaffe

Award Winners Experimental & Avant Garde Women Directors

Timid foley artist Eva's latest project, creating sound effects for a medication commercial starring a dark bay horse, releases her inhibitions and transforms her physical form beyond the realm of possibility.

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1:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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When Time Got Louder

Drama LGBTQIA2S+ Women Directors

Leaving home for university, Abbie (Willow Shields) thrives and experiences self-actualization. However, she’s tormented by the knowledge that her brother Kayden (Jonathan Simao), who has autism and is non-verbal, is reeling in her absence.

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2:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
Vancouver Playhouse
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2:45 pm
Sun Oct 09
SFU Woodwards
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I Like Movies

Comedy Drama Women Directors

Intent on earning his film school tuition, a teenage cinephile lands a video store job. This humane comedy traces this pretentious curmudgeon’s path from practically sociopathic self-involvement to his first fraught encounters with self-awareness

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3:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Sun Oct 09
The Rio Theatre
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Nightsiren

Award Winners Women Directors

A young woman shows up in a remote Slovakian mountain village looking for answers about her tragic family past, but her arrival sparks vicious rumours, resurrecting old superstitions that reveal a troubled family history.

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4:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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