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Thursday, October 10, 2013

DAY 15

 

GET YOUR BALLOTS IN!


Get Your Ballots In!

VIFF Repeats

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Films Screening TODAY

Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Young & Beautiful

YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL

(Jeune & jolie)

France | Director: François Ozon

Related Links: Trailer | Review | German Language Website & Trailer

Thu. Oct 10, 1:00 pm, Playhouse

François Ozon’s controversial drama follows 17-year-old Isabelle (Marine Vacth), from a comfortable Parisian background, who chooses to become a high-class prostitute. Ozon’s refusal to judge coupled with Vacth’s amazing performance make for a disturbing and deeply affecting work.

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Cinemanovels

CINEMANOVELS

Canada | Director: Terry Miles

Related Links: Director’s Website | Twitter | Facebook

Thu. Oct 10, 1:15 pm, SFU-GCA

Curating a retrospective of her late father’s films, Grace embarks on a journey, but one without a clear destination. Terry Miles’ latest is strong on detail: every social situation and behavioural quirk rings true. And, as with the best realist films, there’s a foundation of mystery beneath the surface.
Dedicated to the memory of film critic and VIFF friend Ian Caddell.

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Dormant Beauty

DORMANT BEAUTY

(Bella addormentata)

Italy/France | Director: Marco Bellocchio

Related Links: Trailer

Thu. Oct 10, 3:15 pm, Playhouse

Isabelle Huppert and Toni Servillo (Il Divo) are superb in Italian master Marco Bellocchio’s caustic political critique and keenly observed social drama centring on the hot-button issue of euthanasia. A powerful and supremely intelligent work, showing Bellocchio at the peak of his powers.

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Araf: Somewhere in Between

ARAF: SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN

Turkey/France/Germany | Director: Yeşim Ustaoğlu

Related Links: Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Thu. Oct 10, 3:30 pm, Centre for Arts

Araf means purgatory and that’s where the longings of the spirit and body will take young Zehra. With stunningly directed scenes using seductive music and striking winter vistas, Yeşim Ustaoğlu’s potently soulful drama "creates resonant images that blend countryside, village and landscape into rich visual emotions…"—Hollywood Reporter.
Winner, Best Film, Abu Dhabi 2012.

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When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism

WHEN EVENING FALLS ON BUCHAREST OR METABOLISM

(Când se lasă seara peste Bucureşti sau metabolism)

Romania/France | Director: Corneliu Porumboiu

Related Links: Trailer

Thu. Oct 10, 4:00 pm, SFU-GCA

Corneliu Porumboiu follows up on Police, Adjective with this film within a film about a director whose affair with one of his supporting actresses threatens to cross over into—and change the shape of—the film he is making. A clever and intimate look at the easily crossed fine line between art and life.

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Watermark

WATERMARK

Canada | Director: Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky

Related Links: Trailer

Thu. Oct 10, 6:15 pm, Centre for Arts

In their boldly cinematic new collaboration, celebrated documentarian Jennifer Baichwal and influential photographer Edward Burtynsky globetrot from floating farms in China to the once-mighty Colorado River, detailing our complex relationship with our most precious resource: water. Shot in staggering 5K ultra high-definition video, this is an eco film tailor-made for the big screen.

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Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky In Attendance

Village at the End of the World

VILLAGE AT THE END OF THE WORLD

UK/Denmark/Greenland | Director: Sarah Gavron, David Katznelson

Related Links: Official Website

North American Premiere

Thu. Oct 10, 6:30 pm, SFU-GCA

A truly memorable documentary about the cycles of life in the remote northwest coastal Greenland village of Niaqornat. The remaining 59 citizens, most of them Inuit, are on thin ice, their traditions jeopardized by climate change and the influence of the outside world. Sarah Gavron directed this "beautiful, austere movie."—Observer

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Grigris

GRIGRIS

Chad/France | Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Related Links: Trailer

Thu. Oct 10, 7:00 pm, Rio

Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man) follows the exploits of a disabled young man (Souleymane Démé) who still manages to wow them on the dance floor. When he gets involved with gangsters, however, the music stops… "A calm, lucid drama… the director’s compassion shines out, and so does the charisma of Souleymane Démé."—Guardian

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The Great Beauty

THE GREAT BEAUTY

(La grande bellezza)

Italy/France | Director: Paolo Sorrentino

Related Links: Trailer | Article

Thu. Oct 10, 8:45 pm, Centre for Arts

Reminiscent of Fellini at his most symphonic, Paolo Sorrentino’s (Il Divo) story of a high-flying journalist (Toni Servillo, superb) brought low by the death of his first love is both visually dazzling and emotionally rich. “Sorrentino’s magnificent return to form… A lush, classical tale of middle-age hedonism and lost love.”—Guardian

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Sol LeWitt

SOL LEWITT

Netherlands | Directors: Chris Teerink

Related Links: Website & Trailer | Article

Thu. Oct 10, 9:00 pm, SFU-GCA

When Sol LeWitt died in 2007, The New York Times called him the "master of conceptualism… whose deceptively simple geometric sculptures and drawings, and ecstatically colored jazzy wall paintings established him as a lodestar of modern American art." Chris Teerink’s excellent appreciation visits NY, Holland and Italy, providing a compelling demonstration of the rewards of economy and clarity.

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GET YOUR BALLOTS IN! VOTING IS ABOUT TO CLOSE.

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Every feature film that screens at VIFF is eligible for the Rogers People’s Choice Award. VIFF also offers audience awards for Most Popular Canadian Film, Most Popular Documentary, Most Popular Canadian Documentary and Most Popular First Feature—all of which will be announced at VIFF’s closing ceremony on Friday, October 11.

So, get your ballots in! A team of hardworking volunteers are busy tallying votes, determining our winners. Awards like these help your favourite films find homes in other festivals and, by voting, you’re automatically entered into a draw for a brand new iPad!


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

Salmon Confidential

Salmon
Confidential

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

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

The Short(s) List

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. VIFF membership required.


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.

Leap 4 Your Life - Today, 2:00 pm, Cinematheque
Wadjda - Today, 6:00 pm, Playouse
Blue Is the Warmest Colour - Today, 8:30 pm, Playhouse


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS

These films have a limited number of Advance Tickets remaining.

Rap Is WAR - Today, 12:15 pm, Cinematheque
Ludwig II - Today, 4:00 pm, Rio
Autumn's Spring - Today, 7:00 pm, Cinematheque
Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer - Today, 9:30 pm, Rio


ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

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


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