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Emily

Drama Romance Women Directors

In her impressive directorial debut, Frances O'Connor plausibly imagines how a shy, demure preacher's daughter (played by the sensational Emma Mackey) might come to write something as bold and primal as Wuthering Heights.

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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
Vancouver Playhouse
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6:15 pm
Sun Oct 09
SFU Woodwards
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Broker

Award Winners Comedy Drama

Shoplifters director Kore-eda fashions a sprawling, compassionate crime story set in South Korea about a half-baked baby adoption scam led by Song Kang-ho (Parasite; The Host). Winner of Best Actor at Cannes Film Festival.

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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
Centre for Performing Arts
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5:30 pm
Sun Oct 09
Centre for Performing Arts
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No Prior Appointment

Drama

An Iranian doctor returns to her home country after 30 years upon learning of her estranged father's death, bringing her young autistic son with her. Nominated for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Screenplay at the 2022 Fajr Film Festival.

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6:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
International Village 8
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8:45 pm
Sun Oct 09
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Day After...

Award Winners

The Rocket—a paddle steamer—has been ferrying rich and poor through Bangladesh for the best part of a century. This kinetic and artfully chaotic hybrid documentary immerses us in a two-day journey and gives us a vivid snapshot of the country.

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6:15 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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1341 Frames of Love and War

Award Winners

Ran Tal's sobering film captures over 50 years of Israeli history through the lens of photojournalist Micha Bar-Am, providing a deep focus on the beauty and horror of humanity as chronicled through his camera.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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10:45 am
Sun Oct 09
International Village 10
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MODES 2

Shorts

Looking closer at archival images and stories from the past, these artists re-examine and re-create to establish history anew. A daring mix of approaches that excavate new ways of seeing old perspectives.

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6:30 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Smoking Causes Coughing

Comedy Drama

After a battle with a foam-rubber turtle, superheroic, hard-smoking Tobacco Force are ordered to undergo a week of team-building. Alas, there’s no rest for the spandex-clad, as the reigning Emperor of Evil schemes to annihilate the universe.

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6:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Love Will Come Later

Documentary Romance Women Directors

Like many young Moroccans, Samir considers marrying a foreigner the key to a better life in Europe—but his family would rather arrange a marriage for him with a Moroccan woman. When he falls in love with a tourist, he weighs a life-changing decision.

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8:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre
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Rabiye Kurnaz vs. George W. Bush

Award Winners Comedy Drama Human Rights & Social Justice

Feisty Turkish-German housewife Rabiye Kurnaz must cut through red tape, international political tensions, and language barriers to free her son from Guantánamo Bay. Hope persists in the form a new friendship with her lawyer-turned-travel-companion.

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8:45 pm
Sat Oct 08
VIFF - VIFF Centre - Studio Theatre
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Nanny

Award Winners Drama Women Directors

Already enduring microaggressions and inept attempts at wokeness from her Manhattan employers, a Senegalese immigrant must also contend with supernatural figures manifesting in both her dreams and waking world. A haunting tale of immigration's realities.

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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
SFU Woodwards
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Huesera

Women Directors

Soon-to-be mother Valeria starts experiencing disturbing visions and night terrors, finding little support from those closest to her—until she is forced to seek help from a mysterious group of women specializing in this type of threat.

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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Rio Theatre
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Quantum Cowboys

Animation Award Winners

In 1870s Arizona, a pair of drifters take a deep dive into a multiverse in which a dozen different mediums—including 16mm, paper cutouts, rotoscoping, handdrawn animation, oil paints, 8k video, collage, and digital animation—depict disparate realities.

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9:00 pm
Sat Oct 08
The Cinematheque
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