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September 27 , 2013

Day 2 - BREAKING BAD IS JUST THE BEGINNING!


Films Screening TODAY

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Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Nebraska

NEBRASKA

USA | Director: Alexander Payne

Related Links: Trailer | Review 1 | Review 2

Canadian Premiere

Fri. Sep 27, 3:00 pm, Centre for Arts

After receiving a sweepstakes letter in the mail, a cantankerous father (Bruce Dern, Best Actor winner at Cannes) thinks he’s struck it rich, and wrangles his son (Will Forte, Saturday Night Live) into taking a road trip to claim the fortune. Shot in black and white across four states, Nebraska tells the stories of family life in the heartland of America.
Winner, Best Actor, Cannes 2013. Opening Gala.

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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

Fri. Sep 27, 4:20 pm, Intl Village 10
Wed. Oct 2, 3:40 pm, Intl Village 9
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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All Is Lost

ALL IS LOST

USA | Director: J.C. Chandor

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Fri. Sep 27, 6:45 pm, Rio
Sun. Sep 29, 4:00 pm, Rio

Robert Redford gives a tour de force performance and J.C. Chandor (Margin Call) is equally virtuosic with his camera in this gripping Indian Ocean survival drama. "Wistfully but resolutely alone, initially bemused by his predicament," Redford quietly and craftily fights to survive after his 39-foot sailboat is damaged very far from land.

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Manuscripts Don’t Burn

MANUSCRIPTS DON’T BURN

(Dast-Neveshtehaa Nemisoosand)

Iran | Director: Mohammad Rasoulof

Related Links: Review

Fri. Sep 27, 6:45 pm, SFU-GCA
Sat. Oct 5, 1:20 pm, Intl Village 8

Like Jafar Panahi (see Closed Curtain), Mohammad Rasoulof is under a 20-year filmmaking ban, and, like Panahi, he has made a clandestinely shot film, this one an angry political thriller focusing on two assassins working for Iran’s security apparatus. "A brave, challenging picture that makes the viewer complicit in the action…"—Variety

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Matterhorn

MATTERHORN

Netherlands | Director: Diederik Ebbinge

Related Links: Review

North American Premiere

Fri. Sep 27, 3:40 pm, Intl Village 9
Mon. Sep 30, 6:45 pm, Centre for Arts

Humane and hugely enjoyable! An isolated widower is shaken from his persnickety routine when a gentle, not-quite-right stranger wanders into his neighbourhood. As he strives to better his new charge’s lot in life, things take a turn for the absurd in Diederik Ebbinge’s dryly humorous comedy.
Winner, Audience Award, Rotterdam 2013.

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Bends

BENDS

(Guo jie)

Hong Kong | Director: Flora Lau

Related Links: Trailer | Review

Fri. Sep 27, 6:15 pm, Intl Village 9
Sun. Sep 29, 3:30 pm, Centre for Arts

This gorgeously shot (by Chris Doyle, regular DOP of Wong Kar-wai) and elegantly restrained drama is a remarkably assured debut by Flora Lau. Hong Kong movie queen Carina Lau gives a tour de force performance as a matron whose husband suddenly disappears. Her driver (Chen Kun) has secrets of his own: will they overcome their own solitudes?

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11.6

11.6

France/Belgium | Director: Philippe Godeau

Related Links: Trailer | Review | Review

Fri. Sep 27, 8:45 pm, Intl Village 9
Mon. Sep 30, 3:40 pm, Intl Village 9

In 2009, French security van driver Toni Musulin disappeared with 11.6 million euros (hence the film’s title), instantly propelling himself to celebrity status in France. François Cluzet (Intouchables) stars in Philippe Godeau’s noirish, psychological take on the heist and its aftermath. "Fascinates from beginning to end."—Hollywood Reporter

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Tom at the Farm

TOM AT THE FARM

(Tom à la ferme)

Canada/France | Director: Xavier Dolan

Related Links: Clip

Fri. Sep 27, 9:15 pm, Rio
Sun. Sep 29, 1:40 pm, Intl Village 10

Xavier Dolan (I Killed My Mother), one of Canada’s most provocative and boundary pushing filmmakers, dips his toes into the mainstream with this gripping psychological thriller. Dolan plays the grief-stricken Tom, who ventures into the bucolic Quebec countryside for his lover’s funeral, only to become a pawn in a savage, sadistic game perpetrated by members of the grieving family.
Winner, FIPRESCI International Critics Award, Venice 2013.

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WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR?

OUR NEW THEATRES! We’re delighted with our new venues. They are exactly what we were hoping for! Our committed supporters have helped us convert some of Vancouver’s finest auditoriums into state-of-the-art cinemas during VIFF.

Our venues now include:

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)

We now have 3 DISTINCTIVE NEIGHOURHOODS: Granville & Davie, Commercial & Broadway and Gastown/Crosstown; the latter offering 3600 comfortable seats on 6 screens within 7 blocks of each other!

 

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.


ALTERED STATES

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A decade after VIFF’s beloved Walk on the Wild Side strode off into the sunset, we’re extremely excited to introduce ALTERED STATES. This new late-night series features some of the best in international genre films, as well as fantastic cinema that defies ready classification. And it all unfolds in the perfect venue, the fun-loving (and fully licensed) Rio Theatre at Broadway and Commercial.

The series launches tonight at 11:30pm with Willow Creek. Director Bobcat Goldthwait will be in attendance for his Bigfoot horror film that was hailed by Indiewire as the “monster movie of the summer” when it premiered on the festival circuit.

Tickets available at viff.org or in-person.

BREAKING BAD IS JUST THE BEGINNING

Vince Gilligan’s sold-out Q&A at the Centre tonight (two days before the series finale!) is only a precursor to our Film and Television Forum that runs Wednesday, Oct. 2-Saturday, Oct. 5. One glance at the industry experts who’ve been assembled this year tells you why this has become the premier film and television conference on the west coast. Walter Murch (editor of The Godfather), Terry Rossio (screenwriter of Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean) and David Lowery (director of the critically-acclaimed Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) will be among the many who will share their insights and expertise with Vancouver’s next generation of filmmakers.
Full line-up, passes and tickets at forum.viff.org.


SAME PLANET. DIFFERENT WORLDS.

Why do people love international film festivals? The chance to travel the world! Better yet, the ability to enter closed doors. To travel with translation. To meet people. Not just seeing, but understanding.
No other form of the moving image equals the quality of projected cinema in excellent movie theatres. It is this immersive quality that allows us to share an amazing window into other cultures and other people’s experience.

There are over 75 countries represented at VIFF this year, including world-class cinema from countries as diverse as Bolivia, Cambodia, Chad, Costa Rica, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Venezuela. And as you watch these diverse narratives unfold, you’re encouraged to consider the words of Robert Louis Stevenson: “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveller only who is foreign.”


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS THIS WEEKEND

Tickets are going fast for the following films, but rush tickets are always available at the door.

All the Wrong Reasons – tonight, 6:30pm at Intl Village 10
Fanie Fourie's Lobola – tonight, 9:15pm at Cinematheque
The Lunchbox – tomorrow, 10:30am at Intl Village 9
All the Wrong Reasons – tomorrow, 1:10pm at Intl Village 10
Finding Vivian Maier – tomorrow, 1:20pm at Intl Village 8

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Le Week-End – tomorrow, 4:00pm at Rio (Sold out! Tickets available for alternate screenings.)
The Great Passage – tomorrow, 6:00pm at Cinematheque
When I Walk – tomorrow, 6:15pm at SFU-GCA
3 Days in Havana – tomorrow, 6:15pm at Rio
A Lady in Paris – Sunday, 10:50am at Intl Village 8
That Burning Feeling – Sunday, 6:30pm at Rio


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.


All the Wrong Reasons

 

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ADDITIONAL SCREENING
Due to popular demand, we’ve added a screening of Gia Milani’s All the Wrong Reasons at the Centre for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 3 at 3:30pm. Winner of the Discovery Award at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, this romantic tragicomedy features one of Cory Monteith’s final (and finest) performances.


OTHER FILMS SHOWCASED AT THE CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

With a huge 50-foot screen and newly installed digital image and sound, The Centre affords you the opportunity to see films in high style. And what a line-up of titles we have playing this incredible venue! Here are just a few of the top offerings in the coming week.

The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

Ralph Fiennes stars in and directs this sweeping drama about Charles Dickens affair with young actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones, a revelation).
“Impressively crafted.”—Variety
Screens Sun, Sep. 29 at 6:00pm

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Matterhorn

Matterhorn

Humane and hugely enjoyable, this Dutch comedy caters in the absurd, boasts remarkable art direction (best seen on the big screen) and delivers a powerful emotional payoff. Don’t miss it!
Screens Mon, Sep. 30 at 6:45pm

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The Rocket

The Rocket

A 10-year-old pariah seeks redemption through a rocket-building contest in this Laos-set crowd-pleaser.

“A lush and bruising coming-of-age story.” –Screen
Screens Tue, Oct. 1 at 6:30pm


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.


MARK YOUR CALENDAR

Oct. 2 – FILM + TELEVISION FORUM OPENS!


Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2013

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