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FROM PHYSICAL TO EMOTIONAL,
STORIES ON HEALTH AT VIFF 2012


Come As You Are

COME AS YOU ARE

(Hasta la vista)

Belgium | Dir: Geoffrey Enthoven

Related Links: Trailer | Official Website

Classification: PG—Coarse and sexual language

Sun. Oct 7, 10:30 am, Granville 7
Tue. Oct 9, 9:30 pm, Granville 7
Thu. Oct 11, 3:45 pm, Granville 7

An audience favourite wherever it plays, Geoffrey Enthoven’s comic drama scored Audience Awards at Montreal, Palm Springs and Karlovy Vary. Drawn from the experiences of Asta Philpot—the advocate for the (sexual) rights of persons with disabilities—it follows three disabled young men as they escape their concerned parents and head for a brothel in Spain that caters to "their kind." Winner, Grand Prix, FIPRESCI prize, Montreal 2011. This film has been classified so that those under 18 may attend. Classification: PG—coarse and sexual language.

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Any Day Now

ANY DAY NOW

USA | Dir: Travis Fine

Related Links: Official Website

International Premiere


Sat. Oct 6, 11:00 am, Vancity
Mon. Oct 8, 9:30 pm, Granville 7

Alan Cumming and Garret Dillahunt turn in stellar performances in this 70s-set account of a gay couple’s struggles to overcome prejudice and adopt a developmentally disabled teenager. Travis Fine’s stirring drama "packages heartfelt sentiment in foul wry observations by Cumming that would make John Waters proud."—Screen. Winner, Audience Award: Narrative, Tribeca 2012, Audience Award for Best Film, Seattle 2012.

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Home for the Weekend

HOME FOR THE WEEKEND

(Was Bleibt)

Germany | Dir: Hans-Christian Schmid

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Wed. Oct 10, 9:15 pm, Vogue
Thu. Oct 11, 9:00 pm, Granville 3

The ties that bind start to loosen when the unstable mother of a bourgeois clan announces at a family gathering that she has stopped taking her medication… An acute, wonderfully acted work from Hans-Christian Schmid. "How refreshing to see a family-in-crisis drama in which the usual angst and hysteria take a back seat to quiet perceptiveness and sensitivity."—Hollywood Reporter

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p.s. beirut—chapter 1 + 2

P.S. BEIRUT—CHAPTER 1 + 2

USA | Dir: M.H. Shamberg

Mon. Oct 8, 9:00 pm, Granville 5
Tue. Oct 9, 3:00 pm, Granville 5

Director Michael Shamberg is a legendary producer of music videos, having brought artists like Robert Frank and Chris Marker together with musicians like New Order and Patti Smith. He is also a filmmaker and impresario who’s been struggling valiantly to keep connecting since being afflicted with mitochondrial disease. This fragile and intense film concerns his own corporeal civil war, bombings in Lebanon, Romanesque churches, and life trying to make sense of itself. Music by Markus Acher of The Notwist, Electrelane and New Order.

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Blood Relative

BLOOD RELATIVE

Canada | Dir: Nimisha Mukerji

Related Links: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Trailer

World Premiere

Sat. Oct 6, 6:45 pm, Granville 2
Wed. Oct 10, 4:15 pm, Granville 7
Fri. Oct 12, 9:15 pm, Granville 2

Director Nimisha Mukerji’s (65_RedRoses, VIFF 09) documentary follows an activist fighting to save two young adults dying from Thalassemia, a rare blood disease. Suffering stunted growth and without access to medication, they remain trapped in the bodies of children. Chronicling one man’s battle, the film exposes modern India’s broken healthcare system.

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Life and Death

LIFE AND DEATH

Various | Dir: Various

Wed. Oct 3, 9:15 pm, Granville 2
Fri. Oct 5, 11:00 am, Granville 6

Death eventually figures prominently for all. Facing death—and surviving—is the common thread running through a shorts program that presents nine insightful, moving and even uplifting views on the choices we make when face to face with mortality.

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Mother

MOTHER

Thailand | Dir: Vorakorn Ruetaivanichkul

World Premiere

Sun. Sep 30, 9:15 pm, Vancity
Mon. Oct 1, 3:45 pm, Vancity

Vorakorn Ruetaivanichkul’s deeply moving account of his mother’s mental and physical illness, which blends documentary, dramatized reconstruction and fantasy.

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Good Karma $1

GOOD KARMA $1

USA | Dir: Jason Berger, Amy Laslett

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Fri. Oct 5, 9:30 pm, Granville 2
Sun. Oct 7, 3:00 pm, Granville 5

Acclaimed ad-guru Alex Bogusky collects signs made by the homeless, but trying to understand this surprisingly sophisticated communication turns into a lesson about generosity.

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Nuala

NUALA

Ireland | Dir: Patrick Farrelly, Kate O’Callaghan

International Premiere


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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Rust and Bone

RUST AND BONE

(De rouille et d’os)

France/Belgium | Dir: Jacques Audiard

Related Links: Trailer | Trailer


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.

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The Sessions

THE SESSIONS

USA | Dir: Ben Lewin

Related Links: Official Website

Sun. Oct 7, 6:15 pm, Vogue
Mon. Oct 8, 11:40 am, Granville 3

Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, Ben Lewin’s affecting film tells of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined—at age 38—to lose his virginity. With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality… Winner, Audience Award (Dramatic), Sundance 2012.

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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