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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

DAY 6


MORE TICKETS RELEASED FOR BC SPOTLIGHT GALA


Films Screening TODAY

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Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News


Ilo Ilo

Tue. Oct 1, 6:15 pm, Intl Village 9
Sat. Oct 5, 1:30 pm, Intl Village 10
Wed. Oct 9, 4:00 pm, Centre for Arts

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ILO ILO

(Ba ma bu zai jia)

Singapore | Director: Anthony Chen

Related Links: Trailer

Classification: PG - Violence;coarse language

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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Desert Runners

DESERT RUNNERS

USA | Director: Jennifer Steinman

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Tue. Oct 1, 6:30 pm, Playhouse
Thu. Oct 3, 4:00 pm, Playhouse

The power, intensity and drama of desert ultramarathon racing is impressively conveyed in Jennifer Steinman’s documentary. Following a small group of runners competing in the 4 Deserts (the Atacama, the Gobi, the Sahara and the Antarctic) series of races, the film is a compelling look at what motivates these extraordinary competitors.

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Guest In Attendance

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Trap Street

TRAP STREET

(Shuiyin Jie)

China | Director: Vivian Qu

Tue. Oct 1, 6:45 pm, Vancity
Wed. Oct 2, 1:15 pm, Intl Village 8

Vivian Qu’s remarkable debut feature cuts to the quick of China’s surveillance culture. The romance between a trainee surveyor and a woman scientist is suddenly derailed. Could it be because he also installs hidden cameras? Dragons & Tigers Award nominee.

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Guest In Attendance

A River Changes Course

A RIVER CHANGES COURSE

Cambodia/USA | Director: Kalyanee Mam

Related Links: Website & Trailer | Interview

Canadian Premiere

Tue. Oct 1, 8:30 pm, Cinematheque
Wed. Oct 2, 3:30 pm, SFU-GCA
Mon. Oct 7, 10:00 am, Cinematheque

A sobering look at how encroaching modernity is threatening the livelihoods and traditions of three families in different parts of Cambodia, Kalyanee Mam’s vérité documentary "handles its material so deftly that you can’t help but become an active participant in the journey."—The AU Review.
Winner, World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary, Sundance 2013.

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Guest In Attendance

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Lebanon Emotion

LEBANON EMOTION

(Lebanon Gamjeong)

South Korea | Director: Jung Youngheon

North American Premiere

Tue. Oct 1, 9:15 pm, Playhouse
Wed. Oct 2, 1:00 pm, Playhouse

A young man grieving over a family death finds himself nursing an injured woman—who has a vicious gangster on her trail. The poetic title refers to unspoken feelings, which run rife in a violent tale of hatred and revenge. It won the Best Director prize at the Moscow Festival for Jung Youngheon, who also scripted.

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Youth

YOUTH

Israel/Germany | Director: Tom Shoval

North American Premiere

Tue. Oct 1, 6:30 pm, Intl Village 10
Thu. Oct 3, 4:00 pm, SFU-GCA

“An amateur kidnapping plotted by two teenage brothers goes wrong in Tom Shoval’s quirky first feature… A fetching addition to the Israeli panorama, an offbeat but not completely downbeat dramedy and coming-of-age tale that incidentally portrays the suburban class struggle and decline of the country’s middle class.”—Hollywood Reporter

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El mudo

EL MUDO

Peru/France/Mexico | Director: Daniel Vega, Diego Vega

Related Links: Trailer

Tue. Oct 1, 9:30 pm, Rio

Was it a stray bullet or botched assassination attempt that left Constantino mute? Fernando Bacilio delivers a towering performance as an obsessed magistrate exceeding the bounds of his powers to get answers. Diego and Daniel Vega’s deadpan crime procedural conjures Beckett with its distinct and compelling mix of atmosphere and plot.
Winner, Best Actor, Locarno 2013.

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Exit Elena

EXIT ELENA

USA | Director: Nathan Silver

Related Links: Trailer | Official Website | Review | Review

Canadian Premiere

Tue. Oct 1, 6:15 pm, Cinematheque
Wed. Oct 2, 1:00 pm, SFU-GCA
Thu. Oct 10, 8:45 pm, Cinematheque

While caring for an elderly woman, a young nursing assistant is deemed the miracle cure for an entire family’s multiple dysfunctions. Employing improvisation and invention in this accomplished film, Nathan Silver "locates the ordinary madness bubbling just beneath the surface of his own life, and flickers of lunacy abound…"—Village Voice

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Guest In Attendance

 

Young OffendersYOUNG OFFENDERS

Canada | Director: Various

Tue. Oct 1, 8:45 pm, Intl Village 9
Tue. Oct 8, 12:15 pm, Vancity

Taking their cues from the vagaries of youth, these capricious short films tackle those formative experiences that either shape our futures or simply leave us forever scarred.

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BC SPOTLIGHT GALA

Down River

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On Saturday, October 5, our BC Spotlight Gala will pay tribute to the late Babz Chula through the screening of Ben Ratner's DOWN RIVER—a beautiful example of local storytelling. Following the screening, the BC Spotlight Industry Party will welcome local artists from a variety of creative fields and industry sectors. Reflecting that films rely on an array of creative disciplines, this event will bring together musicians, writers, digital artists and publishers, in addition to local film and television industry guests. This exciting night will be a unique opportunity to forge new creative connections.

Additional tickets have just been released!


ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

All the Wrong Reasons

 

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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.

 

DRAGONS & TIGERS AWARD WINNER
This year’s winner will be announced at the screening of A Touch of Sin on Thursday, October 3 at 6:30pm in the Centre for the Performing Arts. We invite you to attend these ceremonies and enjoy a special encore screening of the winning film on Saturday, October 5, 4:00pm, Intl Village 8.


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.

TEEN TALES 2013 – Today, 12:45pm, Intl Village 9
RAP IS WAR – Today, 1:40pm, Intl Village 10


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS

These films have a limited number of Advance Tickets remaining.

FROM NEURONS TO NIRVANA – Today, 4:00pm, Vancity
LAWRENCE & HOLLOMAN – Today, 6:45pm, Rio
A RIVER CHANGES COURSE – Today, 8:30pm, 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.


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 list oflocations.

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. 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