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Saturday, September 28, 2013

DAY 3
TODAY'S FILMS + FAVOURITES FROM OTHER FESTIVALS


Films Screening TODAY

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Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News


TODAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

The Rocket

THE ROCKET

Australia/Laos/Thailand | Director: Kim Mordaunt

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Classification: PG - Coarse language; nudity

Sat. Sep 28, 3:40 pm, Intl Village 9
Tue. Oct 1, 6:30 pm, Centre for Arts

A ten-year-old pariah desperately strives to earn redemption and reverse his family’s fortunes by constructing a prize-winning rocket. Making exemplary use of his Laos setting, Kim Mordaunt crafts "a lush and bruising coming-of-age story…"—Screen.
Winner, Audience Award, Best Narrative Feature, Best Actor, Tribeca 2013; Audience Award, Sydney 2013.

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Rhymes for Young Ghouls

RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS

Canada | Director: Jeff Barnaby

Related Links: Clip

Sat. Sep 28, 9:00 pm, Rio
Thu. Oct 3, 3:40 pm, Intl Village 9

Revenge is a rite of passage in Jeff Barnaby’s audacious, genre-bending debut. The reigning "weed princess" of Red Crow reserve, teenage Aila communes with spirits as she plots vengeance against the callous Indian Agent tormenting her community. Swirling fantasy and harrowing reality conspire in this riveting tale of a feminist, First Nations heroine for the ages.

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Guest In Attendance

H & G

H & G

Canada | Director: Danishka Esterhazy

Related Links: Official Website

World Premiere

Classification: PG - Coarse language; crude content

Sat. Sep 28, 6:00 pm, Intl Village 9
Tue. Oct 1, 10:50 am, Intl Village 10

Danishka Esterhazy’s provocative and challenging film is a tale of survival against all odds, updating the story of Hansel and Gretel to reflect some grim contemporary realities: single parenthood, substance abuse, child neglect, pedophilia and serial murder. It’s a potent mix, and the performances are superb.

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Guests In Attendance

 

A Field in England

A FIELD IN ENGLAND

UK | Director: Ben Wheatley

Related Links: Trailer | Article

Sat. Sep 28, 11:30 pm, Rio
Sun. Sep 29, 4:20 pm, Intl Village 10

Genre-bender Ben Wheatley’s deranged, magic mushroom-fueled vision of the English Civil War climaxes with a "sequence of pure psychedelic freefall and freakout [that’s] one of the most captivating, hypnotic and beautiful things you’ll ever see on a cinema screen."—Time Out.
Winner, Special Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary 2013.

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Good Vibrations

GOOD VIBRATIONS

Ireland/UK | Directors: Lisa Barros D’Sa, Glenn Leyburn

Related Links: Trailer

Sat. Sep 28, 9:15 pm, Intl Village 10
Sun. Oct 6, 4:15 pm, Rio

Forget the Troubles and get your "Teenage Kicks" instead! Set in 70s Belfast, Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s exhilarating biopic celebrates the gregarious godfather of Northern Irish punk. "An impassioned, funny and monumentally likable myth-making comedy."—Time Out

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The Right Kind of Wrong

THE RIGHT KIND OF WRONG

Canada | Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Sat. Sep 28, 8:45 pm, Intl Village 9
Sun. Sep 29, 3:40 pm, Intl Village 9

This quixotic quest film is directed by Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon) and stars True Blood’s Ryan Kwanten as Leo Palamino, a failed writer who toils as a dishwasher. Leo is reluctantly famous thanks to a blog and book written by his ex-wife called "Why You Suck." But there’s light at the end of his tunnel vision…

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Guest In Attendance

Honeymoon

HONEYMOON

(Líbánky)

Czech Republic/Slovakia | Director: Jan Hřebejk

Related Links: Original Language Trailer | Review

Sat. Sep 28, 7:00 pm, Intl Village 10
Tue. Oct 1, 10:30 am, Intl Village 9

When an unwelcome guest crashes a wedding, his presence casts a pall over the fairytale occasion. Capping the trilogy that includes VIFF favourites Kawasaki’s Rose and Innocence, Jan Hřebejk crafts a compelling reminder of Faulkner’s assertion, "The past is never dead. It’s not even past."
Winner, Best Director, Karlovy Vary 2013.

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Trapped

TRAPPED

(Darband)

Iran | Director: Parviz Shahbazi

International Premiere

Sat. Sep 28, 3:45 pm, SFU-GCA

Parviz Shahbazi’s engrossing moral thriller hinges on the bristling relationship between two young women in contemporary Tehran. Forced to share an apartment with party-loving Sahar, determined med-student Nazanin feels like a prisoner in her own home. But when Sahar is wrongfully arrested, Nazanin campaigns for her release.
Winner, Best Director, Fajr 2013.

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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.


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.

VIFF PARTNERS WITH SFU WOODWARD’S CULTURAL PROGRAMS

We’re delighted with our new presence at SFU’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (149 W. Hastings) and full-time usage of their superb third-floor 350-seat cinema during VIFF.  We’re presenting 66 VIFF screenings here with many guests in attendance.

This is just the beginning of an exciting new partnership that will welcome new audiences to the Festival through an evolving cultural and pedagogical outreach program. Come and experience VIFF at SFU and check out sfuwoodwards.ca for info on a few extra VIFF screenings at SFU’s Burnaby & Surrey campuses.


LOOKING FOR AN ADRENALINE RUSH?

Check out these amazing documentaries about athletes who push personal, physical and legal boundaries.

The Armstrong Lie -

The Armstrong Lie
Tue. Oct 1, 3:30 pm, CENT + Thu. Oct 3, 6:30 pm, PLAY

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Desert Runners   Desert Runners
Tue. Oct 1, 6:30 pm, PLAY + Thu. Oct 3, 4:00 pm, PLAY

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The Summit  

The Summit
Sun. Oct 6, 6:15 pm, PLAY + Fri. Oct. 11, 4:15pm, CENT


INTERNATIONAL OSCAR HOPEFULS SHOW AT VIFF 2013!

Four months before it collected an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, Michael Haneke’s Amour was screening to sold-out crowds at VIFF 2012. This year, VIFF offers 13 films that have already been submitted as their country’s Oscar nominee! VIFF truly offers you the best of international cinema.

Australia : The Rocket
Today, 3:40 pm, IN09 + Tue. Oct 1, 6:30 pm, CENT

Belgium : The Broken Circle Breakdown
Sun. Oct 6, 1:30 pm, Rio + Wed. Oct. 9, 9:00 pm, PLAY

Canada: Gabrielle
Sun. Oct 6, 7:00 pm, VCT + Mon. Oct 7, 4:00 pm, PLAY

Chile : Gloria
Sun. Oct 6, 3:15 pm, CENT + Wed. Oct 9, 6:30 pm, CENT

Czech Republic: Burning Bush
Mon. Sep 30, 1:30 pm, CENT + Sun. Oct 6, 6:30 pm, IN09

Georgia : In Bloom
Wed. Oct 2, 6:30 pm, PLAY

Japan : The Great Passage
Mon. Sep 30, 11:45 am, CINE + Sun. Oct 6, 2:00 pm, CINE

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Mexico : Heli
Tue. Oct 1, 4:00 pm, PLAY + Mon. Oct 7, 9:30 pm, RIO

Netherlands : Borgman
Fri. Oct 4, 11:30 pm, RIO + Sat. Oct 5, 3:45 pm, RIO

Saudi Arabia: Wadjda
Tue. Oct 8, 1:30 pm, CENT + Thu. Oct 10, 6:00 pm, PLAY

Singapore: Ilo Ilo
Tue. Oct 1, 6:15 pm, IN09 + Sat. Oct 5, 1:30 pm, IN10 + Wed. Oct 9, 4:00pm, CENT

Taiwan: Soul
Sun. Sep 29, 10:30 am, IN09 + Wed. Oct 2, 9:30 pm, Rio

Venezuela: Breach in the Silence
Fri. Oct 4, 4:15 pm, CINE + Sun. Oct 6, 9:00pm, SFU + Tue. Oct 8, 4:45 pm, VCT


VIFF AND NYFF SHARE MANY FILMS!

TIFF may have more buzz, but the New York Film Festival retains its prestige as a carefully curated program of only a few dozen films. Every year, VIFF brings to Vancouver as many as half of New York’s main line-up. This year, the list includes Alexander Payne’s Nebraska, which comes to us as a Canadian premiere.

Other VIFF/NYFF cross-over titles gracing the 50-foot screen at the Centre for the Performing Arts include Agnieszka Holland’s Burning Bush (Sep 30), Sebastián Lelio’s Gloria (Oct 6 + Oct 9), Ralph Fiennes’ The Invisible Woman (Sep 29), Jia Zhangke’s A Touch of Sin (Oct 3) and Roger Michell’s Le Week-End (Oct 4).

And be sure not to miss more under-the-radar offerings like Lois Patiño’s Coast of Death, Joanna Hogg‘s Exhibition, Stephanie Spray and Pacho Velez’s Manakamana, Rithy Panh’s The Missing Picture, Mark Levinson’s Particle Fever, James Benning’s Stemple Pass or Tsai Ming-liang’s Stray Dogs. All of these are sure to get the attention they deserve in New York and hopefully here too.


YOUNG FILM FANS WELCOME!

This year, VIFF will welcome a record number of secondary students (almost 2000!) to matinee screenings as part of our High School Outreach Program.

As always, we’re exceptionally pleased to present a fantastic selection of dramas and documentaries that are of particular relevance to today’s youth. We have arranged for a number of films in the festival program to be made available to viewers under the age of 18. For a full list, click here.


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS THIS WEEKEND

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

The Lunchbox – today, 10:30am at Intl Village 9
All the Wrong Reasons – today, 1:10pm at Intl Village 10
Finding Vivian Maier – today, 1:20pm at Intl Village 8
Le Week-End – today, 4:00pm at Rio (Sold out! Tickets available for alternate screenings.)

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The Great Passage – today, 6:00pm at Cinematheque
When I Walk – today, 6:15pm at SFU-GCA
3 Days in Havana – today, 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.


FAVOURITES FROM OTHER FESTIVALS

VIFF has earned a reputation for presenting some of the world’s most provocative and boundary-pushing cinema. However, we also offer certified crowd-pleasers. This year, we’re screening eight films that have already scored audience awards at other festivals. These eclectic offerings prove that there’s no ready formula that allows a film to forge a profound connection with its viewers.

Music factors heavily in Rap Is WAR (winner at Miami), The Broken Circle Breakdown (Berlin), Felix (Durban) and Gabrielle (Locarno), which respectively offer up the diverse but equally exhilarating sounds of Cuban hip-hop, Belgian bluegrass, Cape jazz and Quebecois choral. And while marginalized kids play central roles in Wadjda (Los Angeles) and The Rocket (Tribeca + Sidney), the Saudi Arabian girl seeking independence and Laotian boy chasing redemption are two of the most unique characters to grace a screen this year. And speaking of unique, be sure not to miss either Fanie Fourie’s Lobola (Seattle)—an apartheid romantic comedy!—or the humane, hugely enjoyable but winningly absurd Matterhorn (Rotterdam). Details and tickets at viff.org.


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