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Saturday, October 5, 2013

DAY 10

 

BC FILMS EMBRACE THE SPOTLIGHT!


BC Spotlight

Forum Continues

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Films Screening TODAY

Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News

WINNER OF 2013 DRAGONS & TIGERS AWARD!

Anatomy of a Paperclip

Sat. Oct 5, 4:00 pm, Intl Village 8

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ANATOMY OF A PAPERCLIP

(Yamamori Clip Koujou no Atari)

Japan | Director: Ikeda Akira

Related Links: Trailer

International Premiere

The spirit of Eraserhead lives on in Ikeda Akira’s droll, deadpan story of a paperclip maker and his romantic longing for a butterfly woman. Featuring weird juice drinks, unknown languages and a human cocoon!

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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

Wolf Children

WOLF CHILDREN

(Okami kodomo no ame to yuki)

Japan | Director: Hosoda Mamoru

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Classification: PG - Violence

Sat. Oct 5, 1:00 pm, Centre for Arts
Fri. Oct 11, 6:00 pm, Rio

"Anime helmer Hosoda Mamoru tenderly imagines the complications that follow when an ordinary girl takes a lupine lover… Embracing the patient, poetic style of such Japanese masters as Ozu and Mizoguchi… this elegant project lovingly upholds Japan’s hand-drawn tradition."—Variety.
Winner, Best Animated Feature, Sitges 2012.
Note: Families welcome at the matinee screening!

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Giselle

GISELLE

New Zealand | Director: Toa Fraser

Related Links: Trailer

Classification: G - No advisory

Sat. Oct 5, 4:00 pm, Centre for Arts
Wed. Oct 9, 6:30 pm, Playhouse

Director Toa Fraser’s cinematic interpretation of the New Zealand Royal Ballet’s superb, universally lauded production of the great romantic ballet Giselle stars the American Ballet Theater’s Gillian Murphy as the peasant girl with a passion for dance who discovers that the man she loves—played by acclaimed Chinese/New Zealand dancer Qi Huan—is engaged to another…

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet

YOU AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET

(Vous n’avez encore rien vu)

France/Germany | : Alain Resnais

Related Links: Trailer | Review

Sat. Oct 5, 6:45 pm, Centre for Arts
Wed. Oct 9, 3:45 pm, Playhouse

The great Alain Resnais brings together a fantastic cast—Piccoli, Azéma, Arditi, Amalric and others—for a roundelay of theatre and passion in a country house. "Digital technology meets lyrical drama… in this puckishly daring, intricately original work."—New Yorker.
Dedicated to the memory of film critic, professor and VIFF friend Mark Harris.

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All About the Feathers

ALL ABOUT THE FEATHERS

(Por las plumas)

Costa Rica | Director: Neto Villalobos

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Sat. Oct 5, 6:30 pm, Intl Village 9
Sun. Oct 6, 4:15 pm, Intl Village 10

Buying a gamecock with grand schemes of reaping the financial spoils, introverted Chalo instead discovers a new best friend. Chalo’s lack of bloodlust is mirrored by writer-director Neto Villalobos, who keeps the cockfighting off-screen and focuses his attention squarely on the deadpan comedy that arises from a relationship that’s neither fish nor fowl.

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Guest In Attendance

Code Black

CODE BLACK

USA | Director: Ryan McGarry

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Sat. Oct 5, 7:00 pm, SFU-GCA

A doctor at LA County Hospital, first-time filmmaker Ryan McGarry provides the ultimate insider’s look at the realities of the ER and the adrenaline-charged residents who work there. Fast-paced and provocative, McGarry’s accomplished work will disturb and enlighten by turns.
Winner, Best Documentary, Los Angeles 2013.

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Guests In Attendance

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Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

VIC + FLO SAW A BEAR

Canada | Director: Denis Côté

Related Links: Trailer | Official Website

Sat. Oct 5, 9:00 pm, Intl Village 8
Mon. Oct 7, 2:00 pm, Vancity

Desire and revenge fuel Denis Côté’s entrancing tragicomedy about two lesbian ex-cons trying—and failing—to discover normalcy in the Quebec countryside. A dizzying climax certifies this as "one of the more bizarre and original films to emerge from a territory that seems to specialize in this cinematic commodity…"—Screen.
Winner, Alfred Bauer Award, Berlin 2013.

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Guest In Attendance

Grand Central

GRAND CENTRAL

France/Austria | Director: Rebecca Zlotowski

Related Links: Review

North American Premiere

Sat. Oct 5, 9:15 pm, Rio

Two of France’s hottest young stars, Léa Seydoux (Blue Is the Warmest Colour) and Tahar Rahim (A Prophet), play workers at a nuclear power station who fall in love in Rebecca Zlotowski’s powerful drama. Offers a rare and fascinating look inside the everyday workings of a nuclear power plant. "Engrossing, superbly acted."—Variety

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Felix

FELIX

South Africa | Director: Roberta Durrant

Related Links: Website & Trailer

North American Premiere

Classification: G - Bullying

Sat. Oct 5, 6:30 pm, Rio
Tue. Oct 8, 1:30 pm, Rio

Guided by the joyous rhythms of Cape Jazz, this rousing crowd-pleaser centres on a teenaged saxophonist torn between honouring his late father and obeying his protective mother. Roberta Durrant delivers an inspiring coming-of-age tale about finding the courage to fulfill your ambitions and the strength to let the past go.
Winner, Audience Award, Durban 2013.

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Big Bad Wolves

Sat. Oct 5, 11:30 pm, Rio
Sun. Oct 6, 1:40 pm, Intl Village 10

 

 

BIG BAD WOLVES

Israel | Director: Aharon Keshales, Navot Papushado

Related Links: Review | Trailer

A disgraced cop and grieving father look to exact vengeance on a suspected pedophile murderer in this grisly tale. With its heady mix of brutality, merciless black comedy and potent subtext, Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado’s thriller leaves you reeling and forces you to question where your sympathies lie.
Winner, Best Film, Best Screenplay, Fantasia 2013.

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ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND

Autumn’s Spring

Autumn’s Spring

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The Great Passage

The Great Passage

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Honeymoon

Honeymoon

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal

Sat. Oct 5, 10:00 am, Cinematheque   Sat. Oct 5, 11:30 am, Cinematheque   Sun Oct. 6, 11:10 am,
Intl Village 10
  Fri. Oct 11, 4:45 pm, Cinematheque

BC SPOTLIGHT

This year, VIFF decided to shine the spotlight brightly on our amazing homegrown talent. We’re pleased to say that Vancouver’s filmmakers and filmgoers have risen to the occasion! Paranoid thriller 3 Days in Havana, competitive dance satire Leap 4 Your Life and dark comedy Lawrence & Holloman have entertained packed houses at the Rio, while provocative documentaries like From Neurons to Nirvana, Hue: A Matter of Colour and Oil Sands Karaoke have challenged capacity crowds’ perceptions of contentious issues.

Tonight, our BC Spotlight Gala will pay tribute to the late Babz Chula through the screening of Down River —a beautiful example of local storytelling from writer-director Ben Ratner. The film poses the question: What happens when you lose your guide before you find your way? Inspired by Ratner’s long-time friendship with the iconic actress Chula and featuring an enviable ensemble cast, this is a charming film about mentorship, companionship, living life to the fullest and, ultimately, letting go.

VIFF will use this grand occasion to hand out two new cash award that will help to keep local storytellers creating. The winner of The BC Emerging Filmmaker Award will receive a $7,500 cash prize and $10,000 credit for rental of production equipment. Meanwhile, the Best BC Film Award carries with it a $10,000 development bursary and $10,000 credit for editing services.

Down River & BC Spotlight Awards Ceremony – Today, 6:30 pm, Playhouse
Passholders welcome. Rush Tickets may be available at the door.


THE TELEVISION AND FILM FORUM CONTINUES


Saturday, October 5 | New Filmmakers' Day

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Get It Made, Get It Seen: Working with Kickstarter
9:30am - 10:45am
Featurning Elisabeth Holm, Film Program Director

In Conversation With: Canuck FirstTime Feature Film Directors Screening at VIFF
11:00am - 12:15pm
Featuring: Tony Pantages Three Days in Havana; Chloe Robichaud, Sarah Prefers to Run; Jason James, That Burning Feeling

How to Land a Job, Survive and Thrive in Factual Entertainment
1:30pm - 2:45pm
Featuring: Rob Hardy, Force Four Entertainment and Liza Keckler, Screaming Flea Productions

From the Godfather to the God Particle: A Masterclass with Editing Legend Walter Murch 3:00pm - 4:30pm


RUSH TICKETS ONLY

These films will have Rush Tickets available at the door, but we have stopped selling Advance Tickets for them. Please come early. Tickets remain available for other screenings of listed films.

The Gardener – Today, 11:30 am,  Intl Village 10
Blue Is the Warmest Colour – Today, 12:00 pm, Rio
Like Father, Like Son – Today, 1:00 pm, Playhouse
Manuscripts Don't Burn  - Today, 1:20 pm, Intl Village 8
Ilo Ilo – Today, 1:30 pm, Intl Village 10
The Past – Today, 3:30 pm, Playhouse
Blind Detective – Today, 4:20 pm, Intl Village 10
Felix – Today, 6:30 pm, Rio
Down River – Today, 6:30 pm, Playhouse
Money for Nothing – Today, 9:00 pm, Cinematheque
Finding Vivian Maier – Today, 9:30 pm,  SFU-GCA


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS

These films have a limited number of Advance Tickets remaining.

Vojta Lavicka: Ups and Downs – Today, 10:50 am, Intl Village 8
The Great Passage – Today, 11:30 am, Cinematheque
Measuring the World – Today, 3:40 pm, Intl Village 9
Code Black – Today, 7:00 pm, SFU-GCA
A Mother's Dream – Today, 7:00 pm, Vancity
Araf: Somewhere in Between – Today, 9:15 pm, Vancity


HOW CAN I KNOW IF I’LL GET IN?

You can tell how busy a screening is expected to be by going to tickets.viff.org and clicking the colourful VIFF logo in the centre of the screen. There are plenty of tickets available at showtime for most screenings. But plan ahead to avoid disappointment and—for busy screenings—please arrive early. This might be your only chance to see many of these excellent films.

If the indicator reads “LIMITED!” buy your tickets immediately. If it’s “RUSH ONLY!” advance tickets have sold out and rush tickets may be available at the door just prior to showtime. In the Rush Line, it is one person/one ticket, and complimentary vouchers may not be used.


ENRICH YOUR VIFF EXPERIENCE FOR ONLY $10

Get with the program and be better prepared to answer skill-testing questions!

Question 1:   What should I see?
Question 2:   What was that film about?
Question 3:   What was that film I saw last year at VIFF?

Answer:        196 pages of carefully composed, eye-catching VIFF information.

Shelf life:       Many years.

VIFF’s program catalogue is available at dozens of locations throughout the Lower Mainland. Click here to see the locations.

Buy one today before they’re gone!


INFORMATION VIFF.org

FILM INFO LINE 604-683-FILM

BOX OFFICE ONLINE at VIFF.org

IN-PERSON All VIFF Venues. During VIFF, all of our theatres serve as Box Offices for every film in the Festival and open 30 minutes before the first show of the day at the venue.

VENUES
The Centre for the Performing Arts
The Cinematheque
Cineplex Odeon International Village
Rio Theatre
SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
Vancity Theatre
Vancouver Playhouse

TICKETS
Adult $13
Weekday Matinee $11
Student/ Senior $11
Youth under 18 $9

 

PACKAGES
5 - Ticket Pack $60
12 - Ticket Pack $144
20 - Ticket Pack $220
30 - Ticket Pack $300
Student/Senior $50

 

PASSES
Weekday Matinee - $175
Student / Senior - $325
Festival - $400
Platinum - $900
Platinum + - $2,500
Dragons & Tigers - $100

PLEASE CHECK AGE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE TICKET PURCHASE.

WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

VIFF THEATRES

The Centre for the Performing Arts
777 Homer Street
(between Georgia & Robson)

The Cinematheque
1131 Howe Street (at Helmcken)

Cineplex Odeon International Village
88 W Pender Street

Rio Theatre
1660 E Broadway (at Commercial)

SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts
149 West Hastings Street (at Abbott)

Vancity Theatre
1181 Seymour Street (at Davie)

Vancouver Playhouse
600 Hamilton Street (at Dunsmuir)

EXPANDED BOX OFFICES: All 7 VIFF theatres now act as advance box offices. Best of all, you can buy online and print at home. Or, simply display your tickets on your smart phone. (We don’t need separate WILL CALL windows anymore, nor do we offer ticket sales by phone.)

 

NO MORE PASS ENTRY TICKETS: Passholders no longer need to claim tickets for individual screenings. They simply join the passholder line at each theatre.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Oct. 5 – Winners of Best BC Film and BC Emerging Filmmaker Award announced at our BC Spotlight Gala screening of Down River


Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2013

September 26 - October 11, 2013 | Film Info: 604.683.FILM (3456) | VIFF Office: 604.685.0260