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September 21 , 2012

FOCUS ON WRITERS AT VIFF 2012


Arraianos

ARRAIANOS

Spain | Dir: Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer | Trailer 2

North American Premiere

Thu. Oct 11, 1:30 pm, Vancity
Fri. Oct 12, 6:30 pm, Vancity

An unconventional portrait of a small village trapped out of time and located on the Galicia-Portugal border, Eloy Enciso Cachafeiro’s moving mix of documentary and staged fictional moments is one of those rare films where description is inadequate: like the landscape of the village of Arraianos itself, this beautiful visualization of oral history is something to experience.

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Cartoon College

CARTOON COLLEGE

USA | Dir: Josh Melrod, Tara Wray

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Sat. Sep 29, 2:50 pm, Granville 1
Thu. Oct 4, 3:20 pm, Granville 5
Fri. Oct 5, 6:30 pm, Cinematheque

This bittersweet, charming documentary introduces us to some of the world’s greatest graphic novelists, and the extraordinary college in White River Junction, Vermont, where the comic artists of tomorrow get inspired and get to work! Chris Ware, Lynda Barry, Art Spiegelman, Françoise Mouly and Scott McCloud are among the many artists to take us into their imaginative inner lives and craft. The fabulous soundtrack includes an original score by Jason Zumpano.

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Nuala

NUALA

Ireland | Dir: Patrick Farrelly, Kate O’Callaghan

International Premiere

Thu. Sep 27, 6:30 pm, Granville 5
Sat. Sep 29, 12:40 pm, Granville 5
Wed. Oct 3, 11:00 am, Vancity

Given Nuala O’Faolain’s renowned candour—the author/journalist’s memoir and deathbed interviews captivated Ireland—one can’t envision a more appropriate tribute than her longtime friend Marian Finucane’s clear-eyed investigation of O’Faolain’s uncompromising, contradictory life. Patrick Farrelly and Kate O’Callaghan direct. Winner, Critics Award: Best Irish Film, Dublin 2012.

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No Job for a Woman: The Women Who Fought to Report WWII

NO JOB FOR A WOMAN: THE WOMEN WHO FOUGHT TO REPORT WWII

USA | Dir: Michele Midori Fillion

Related Links: Official Website

International Premiere

Mon. Oct 8, 6:00 pm, Granville 5
Wed. Oct 10, 2:30 pm, Granville 5

Journalists Martha Gellhorn, Ruth Cowan and Dickie Chappelle shattered the gender barrier by defying their disbelieving (male) sexist colleagues (including Gellhorn’s husband Ernest Hemingway) and covering WWII from the front lines. Michele Midori Fillion gives these pioneering legends their due. A perfect companion piece, James Spione’s Academy Award-nominated short Incident in New Baghdad—about the slaying of two Reuters journalists, along with a group of mostly unarmed men, on the streets of Baghdad by American attack helicopters—will also screen.

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Frankenstein: A Modern Myth

FRANKENSTEIN: A MODERN MYTH

UK | Dir: Adam Low

International Premiere

Fri. Sep 28, 9:30 pm, Granville 2
Wed. Oct 3, 12:00 pm, Granville 4
Fri. Oct 5, 11:00 am, Granville 4

Prior to orchestrating the London Olympics Opening spectacular, Danny Boyle staged an exhilarating reworking of Frankenstein for the National Theatre. Documentarian Adam Low takes us backstage and explores why Mary Shelly’s horror story was so radical when written and why it possesses such enduring appeal.

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Rust and Bone

RUST AND BONE

(De rouille et d’os)

France/Belgium | Dir: Jacques Audiard

Related Links: Trailer | Trailer

Thu. Sep 27, 11:30 am, Granville 7
Sat. Sep 29, 6:30 pm, Granville 7
Sat. Oct 6, 3:15 pm, Granville 7

Jacques Audiard follows up his electrifying Un prophète with this tender/brutal Côte d’Azur-set drama featuring the rising star Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead) and Marion Cotillard (La vie en rose). He’s a damaged boxer with a young son in tow and she’s a whale trainer at Antibes’ Marine Land who, after suffering a shocking accident at work, allows him into her life.

Rust and Bone was inspired by Canadian writer Craig Davidson’s short-story collection

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Midnight’s Children

MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN

Canada/India | Dir: Deepa Mehta

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Thu. Sep 27, 6:30 pm, Vogue
Fri. Sep 28, 2:00 pm, Vogue
Wed. Oct 3, 9:00 pm, Vogue

Salman Rushdie did not just give Canada’s Deepa Mehta (Water) permission to adapt his epic novel—he wrote the screenplay and supplied the first-person narration! The story of Muslim and Hindu babies—born at midnight on Aug. 15, 1947, the day of India’s independence from Great Britain—switched at birth conjures images and characters as rich and unforgettable as India herself.

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Salman Rushdie: Imagining India

SALMAN RUSHDIE: IMAGINING INDIA

France | Dir: Elisa Mantin

North American Premiere

Fri. Sep 28, 9:30 pm, Granville 2
Wed. Oct 3, 12:00 pm, Granville 4
Fri. Oct 5, 11:00 am, Granville 4

India and Mumbai as seen through the eyes of Salman Rushdie form the core of Elisa Mantin’s incisive and revealing examination of the author and the sources of his novelistic imagination.

Playing with Frankenstein: A Modern Myth

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Student

STUDENT

(Studyent)

Kazakhstan | Dir: Darezhan Omirbayev

Related Links: Trailer

Fri. Sep 28, 12:45 pm, Cinematheque
Thu. Oct 4, 6:45 pm, Cinematheque

Kazakhstan’s Darezhan Omirbayev (Killer, The Road) returns with this mesmerizing take on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, set in modern-day Almaty. "Student unspools a stark, Bressonian tale of a young man who commits an almost random act of murder… Omirbayev once again offers a quietly scathing portrait of his homeland."—Variety

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Two Jacks

TWO JACKS

USA | Dir: Bernard Rose

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Sat. Sep 29, 12:45 pm, Granville 2
Sun. Sep 30, 9:30 pm, Granville 2
Thu. Oct 4, 3:45 pm, Granville 2

Fuelled by idealism and egotism, director Jack Hussar (Danny Huston) blows through 90s Hollywood, bedding starlets and butting heads. Twenty years later, his son (Jack Huston) faces the unenviable challenge of following in his footsteps. Bernard Rose’s inspired Tolstoy adaptation is a "piquant addition to the tradition of Hollywood eulogising its monstres sacré."—Sight & Sound

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SHAKESPEARE!

The Grub-Stake Revisited

THE GRUB-STAKE REVISITED

Canada | Dir: Nell Shipman

Related Links: Trailer

Sun. Oct 7, 9:15 pm, Vogue

Has something like this ever been done before? Take Canadian film legend Nell Shipman’s silent Klondike adventure film The Grub-Stake, create dialogue completely taken from the works of William Shakespeare and write a new musical score. And then have a cast of actors and musicians speak the words and play the notes as live accompaniment to the film! First performed at the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse, Yukon, this is truly a Special Presentation.

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Hunky Dory

HUNKY DORY

UK | Dir: Marc Evans

Related Links: Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Sun. Oct 7, 9:30 pm, Granville 7
Thu. Oct 11, 1:00 pm, Granville 7

The Bard goes glam in Marc Evans’ rollicking addition to the "Let’s put on a show!" stable of films. In 1976 Swansea, a drama teacher (a particularly inspired Minnie Driver) combats student apathy by giving The Tempest a Top of the Pops/Glee transfusion. Joby Talbot’s arrangements of early 70s hits may bring a tear to your eye. "Sentimental, sweet-natured and daft as a brush… the whole film is shot in a Hipstamatic retro-nostalgia glow."—Guardian

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Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2012

September 27 - October 12, 2012 | Film Info: 604.683.FILM (3456) | VIFF Office: 604.685.0260