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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

DAY 14

 

VIFF REPEATS ANNOUNCED!


VIFF Repeats

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Films Screening TODAY

Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Tracks

TRACKS

Australia | Director: John Curran

Wed. Oct 9, 1:00 pm, Playhouse

Mia Wasikowska commands the screen in John Curran’s mesmerizing character study based on Robyn Davidson’s best-selling adventure journal. With her faithful dog and four unruly camels in tow, she departs Central Australia on foot, bound for the Indian Ocean. Her only obstacles are 2,700 kms of desert and her own personal demons…

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The Dick Knost Show

THE DICK KNOST SHOW

Canada | Director: Bruce Sweeney

Related Links: Twitter | Facebook

Wed. Oct 9, 1:00 pm, SFU-GCA
Fri. Oct 11, 9:15 pm, Cinematheque

In Bruce Sweeney’s latest, the prickly, acerbic and chronically impulsive host of a sports talk show (Tom Scholte) faces two major catastrophes as an inappropriate series of tweets and an ironic injury leave his job hanging by a thread. It’s up to his veteran producer (Gabrielle Rose) to save both their livelihoods—by any means necessary…

Winner of VIFF’s Best BC Film Award

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The Great Flood

THE GREAT FLOOD

USA | Director: Bill Morrison

Related Links: Trailer | Director’s Website | Music

Canadian Premiere

Wed. Oct 9, 2:00 pm, Centre for Arts
Fri. Oct 11, 7:00 pm, Vancity

Director Bill Morrison weaves together compelling archival footage of the great Mississippi flood of 1927, complemented by a very well-considered Bill Frisell original score. That flood led to an exodus of sharecroppers, all heading north. The result? Chicago blues, rhythm & blues and, ultimately, rock ’n’ roll…

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Lawrence & Holloman

LAWRENCE & HOLLOMAN

Canada | Director: Matthew Kowalchuk

Related Links: Official Website | Twitter | Facebook

World Premiere

Wed. Oct 9, 3:45 pm, SFU-GCA

Having just chickened out of a suicide attempt, malcontent Holloman turns his attention to the seemingly boundless happiness of Lawrence, a man of few morals and no brains. Matthew Kowalchuk’s film—adapted from Morris Panych’s play—works on many levels: as wacky sketch comedy, as absurdist fable and, most pungently, as a satire on the modern rat race.

Winner of VIFF’s BC Emerging Filmmaker Award

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Ilo Ilo

ILO ILO

(Ba ma bu zai jia)

Singapore | Director: Anthony Chen

Related Links: Trailer

Classification: PG - Violence; coarse language

Wed. Oct 9, 4:00 pm, Centre for Arts

Set in 1990s Singapore, Anthony Chen’s vivid, bittersweet debut chronicles the relationship between a family of three and their newly arrived Filipino maid, Teresa. As she develops a bond with rascally son Jiale, the parents face economic and personal crises with dignity and unexpected reserves of love.
Winner, Caméra d’Or, Cannes 2013.

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Gloria

GLORIA

Chile/Spain | Director: Sebastián Lelio

Related Links: Trailer | Review 1 | Review 2

Wed. Oct 9, 6:30 pm, Centre for Arts

Paulina García is fantastic as the eponymous lead, a woman in her mid-50s, newly divorced, who refuses to give up on love and sex in Sebastián Lelio’s intimate drama. "Funny, melancholy and ultimately uplifting, Lelio’s enormously satisfying [film] never puts a foot wrong."—Hollywood Reporter.
Winner, Best Actress, Berlin 2013.

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Giselle

GISELLE

New Zealand | Director: Toa Fraser

Related Links: Trailer

Classification: G - No advisory

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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The Expedition to the End of the World

THE EXPEDITION TO THE END OF THE WORLD

(Ekspeditionen til verdens ende)

Denmark/Sweden | Director: Daniel Dencik

Related Links: Official Website | Review

Wed. Oct 9, 7:15 pm, Rio

Set against ancient glaciers, an old-fashioned schooner carries a merry band of scientists and artists (Daniel Richter and Tal R) to absolutely sublime arctic lands previously unvisited. Displaying a spirit of adventure and sense of the absurd, Daniel Dencik’s striking documentary takes us on "a sublimely idiosyncratic odyssey."—Maclean’s

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The Broken Circle Breakdown

THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

Belgium/Netherlands | Director: Felix van Groeningen

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

Wed. Oct 9, 9:00 pm, Playhouse

A bluegrass musician and his wife learn their young daughter has cancer in Felix van Groeningen’s masterful evocation of the power of music to convey both joy and sadness. "An immaculately observed, desperately moving story of love, loss, and bluegrass music…"—Indiewire.
Winner, Audience Award (Panorama), Berlin 2013; Best Actress, Tribeca 2013.

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Exhibition

EXHIBITION

UK | Director: Joanna Hogg

Related Links: Clip | Review

Canadian Premiere

Wed. Oct 9, 9:00 pm, SFU-GCA

A tour de force of directorial precision and control, Joanna Hogg’s unnerving drama dissects the marriage of two middle-aged artists (Viv Albertine, of 1970s punk legends The Slits, and Turner Prize-nominated artist Liam Gillick) as they prepare to vacate their gleaming modernist digs. "A brilliantly chilly portrait of a couple, a home, and an unspoken horror…"—Guardian

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Fanie Fourie’s Lobola

FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLA

South Africa | Director: Henk Pretorius

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Classification: PG - Sexual language; sexually suggestive scene; theme of racism

Wed. Oct 9, 9:15 pm, Centre for Arts

When an Afrikaan man romances a Zulu woman, there’s bound to be a price to pay. In the case of Fanie and Dinky, it’s her dowry (known in South Africa as lobola). Cultures clash and sparks fly in Henk Pretorius’ star-crossed romantic comedy.
Winner, Audience Award, Seattle 2013.

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The Summer of Flying Fish

THE SUMMER OF FLYING FISH

(El verano de los peces voladores)

Chile/France | Director: Marcela Said

Related Links: Trailer

Wed. Oct 9, 9:30 pm, Rio

"An enticing first fiction feature by accomplished Chilean documentarian Marcela Said. Set in what should be a vacation paradise, it charts the coming to consciousness of a teenage girl, who, in a single summer, has her first love affair and discovers another world—that of the Mapuche Indians, who are being displaced from their land by men like her wealthy, brutish, arrogant father…"—Film Comment

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VIFF REPEATS
(in chronological order)

We’re please to be able to bring back some of the Festival’s most popular films for encore screenings. Watch audience favourites until Thursday, October 17 at the Vancity Theatre (our year-round venue) and this Saturday (Oct 12) and Sunday (Oct 13) at the Rio Theatre and SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts.

Skyfall

Arctic Defenders

Autumn’s Spring

Autumn’s Spring

I Belong

I Belong

Leap 4 Your Life

Leap 4 Your Life

A Lady in Paris

A Lady in Paris

Sat Oct. 12 2:00 PM
SFU
Sat. Oct. 12 3:30 PM
VCT
Sat Oct. 12 4:00
SFU
Sat Oct. 12 6:00
VCT
Sat Oct. 12 6:45
SFU
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The Rocket

The Rocket

Sat Oct. 12 7:00 PM
RIO

Rap Is WAR

Rap Is WAR

Sat Oct. 12 9:00 PM
RIO

Code Black

Code Black

Sat Oct. 12 9:00 PM
SFU

Burning Bush

Burning Bush

Sun Oct. 13 2:00 PM
VCT

When I Walk

When I Walk

Sun Oct. 13 2:00 PM
SFU
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Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Salmon Confidential

Salmon
Confidential

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Sun Oct. 13 4:15 PM
SFU
Sun Oct. 13 6:45 PM
VCT
Sun Oct. 13 7:00
RIO
Sun Oct. 13 6:30 PM
SFU
Sun Oct. 13 8:15 PM
SFU
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Liv & Ingmar

Liv & Ingmar

A Field in England

A Field in England

Felix

Felix

The Venice Syndrome

The Venice Syndrome

Best of the Shorts

Best of the Shorts

Sun Oct. 8:45 PM
VCT
Sun Oct. 13 9:00 PM
RIO
Mon Oct. 14 4:30 PM
VCT
Mon Oct. 14 7:00 PM
VCT
Mon Oct. 14 9:00 PM
VCT
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Chi

Chi

Finding Vivian Maier

Finding Vivian
Maier

The Italian Character: The Story of a Great Italian Orchestra

The Italian Character

The Missing Picture

The Missing Picture

On the Edge of the World

On the Edge of the World

Tues Oct. 15 6:30 PM
VCT
Tues Oct. 15 8:15 PM
VCT
Wed Oct. 16 6:30 PM
VCT
Wed Oct. 16 8:45 PM
VCT
Thurs Oct. 17 6:30 PM VCT
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From Neurons to Nirvana

From Neurons to Nirvana

   
Thurs Oct. 17 8:45 PM VCT

Please note: Festival passes, exchange vouchers and ticket pack redemptions are not accepted for these screenings.


THE FACE OF LOVE – TICKETS AVAILABLE

The Face of Love

THE FACE OF LOVE

USA | Director: Arie Posin

Related Links: Director’s Website

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The Closing Gala screening of The Face of Love (Fri. Oct 11, 7:30 pm, Playhouse) may be completely sold out but you still have a chance to see Arie Posin’s intriguing, emotionally complex drama. Even better, the film’s second screening is at The Centre for the Performing Arts. The 50-foot-screen will be ideal for watching the towering performances of Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams in this story of a woman (Bening) falling for a man (Harris) who is the spitting image—physically and emotionally—of her dead spouse.

The Face of Love – Fri. Oct 11, 9:15 pm, Centre for Arts

Guest In Attendance


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.

Finding Vivian Maier - Today, 11:00 am, SFU-GCA
Down River - Today, 4:30 pm, Rio


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS

These films have a limited number of Advance Tickets remaining.

9 Muses of Star Empire - Today, 9:15 pm, Cinematheque


ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia - Fri. Oct 11, 4:45 pm, Cinematheque


GET YOUR BALLOTS IN!

Every feature film that screens at VIFF is eligible for the Rogers People’s Choice Award. VIFF also announces audience awards for Most Popular Canadian Film, Most Popular Documentary, Most Popular Canadian Documentary and Most Popular First Feature. Awards like these help films find homes in other festivals. Ballots are available at every VIFF theatre. By voting, you’re automatically entered into a draw for a brand new iPad!


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.


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.

 

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

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

PLEASE CHECK AGE RESTRICTIONS BEFORE TICKET PURCHASE.


Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2013

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