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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

DAY 7

 

THE FORUM OPENS TODAY!


The Forum Opens TODAY!

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Films Screening TODAY

Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS


The Kill Team

THE KILL TEAM

USA | Director: Dan Krauss

Related Links: Website & Trailer

Wed. Oct 2, 8:45 pm, Intl Village 9
Sat. Oct 5, 11:00 am, SFU-GCA
Tue. Oct 8, 12:15 pm, Cinematheque

If you were a young soldier in Afghanistan and thought the line between the "fog of war" and "killing for sport" was being crossed, would you blow the whistle? Adam Winfield did, and then found himself a target of one of the largest war crimes investigations in US history. Dan Krauss directed this riveting, must-see exposé of what armed foreign intervention can lead to.
Winner, Best Documentary, Tribeca 2013.

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Guest In Attendance

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The Project

THE PROJECT

USA | Directors: Shawn Efran, Adam Ciralsky

Related Links: Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Wed. Oct 2, 6:15 pm, SFU-GCA
Fri. Oct 4, 4:30 pm, Rio
Mon. Oct 7, 12:15 pm, Cinematheque

Emmy-winning 60 Minutes producers Shawn Efran and Adam Ciralsky tell the near-unbelievable story of the Puntland Maritime Police Force, a group of heavy-hitting American and South African mercenaries and ragtag soldiers brought together to combat Somali pirates. A gripping chronicle of high-seas warfare and an unforgettable journey into the heart of darkness.

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The Patience Stone

THE PATIENCE STONE

(Syngué sabour)

Afghanistan/France/Germany/UK | Director: Atiq Rahimi

Related Links: Website & Trailer | Review 1 | Review 2 | Article | Review

Wed. Oct 2, 6:30 pm, Centre for Arts
Tue. Oct 8, 4:00 pm, Playhouse

Holding vigil at her husband’s side, a devoted Muslim (famous Iranian actress Golshifteh Farahani) discovers unexpected empowerment. As she expresses her frustrations and desires, new possibilities present themselves in her war-torn city. Atiq Rahimi’s adaptation of his novel proves a "poetic and politically charged allegory."—Screen.
Winner, Best Actress, Abu Dhabi 2012.

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Under the Rainbow

UNDER THE RAINBOW

(Au bout du conte)

France | Director: Agnès Jaoui

Related Links: Teaser 1 | Teaser 2

Wed. Oct 2, 9:00 pm, Centre for Arts

All of the fairytale archetypes—be they wolves or fairy godmothers—are present in Agnès Jaoui’s (The Taste of Others) delightful comedy. However, as a beguiling ensemble of lovelorn Parisians navigate their romantic entanglements, the playful narrative skirts conventional happily-ever-afters and steers itself into far more realistic and rewarding territory.

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Distant

DISTANT

(Yuanfang)

China | Director: Yang Zhengfan

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer

North American Premiere

Wed. Oct 2, 7:00 pm, Intl Village 8
Fri. Oct 4, 1:30 pm, Intl Village 8

In just 13 fixed shots, without dialogue, new director Yang Zhengfan creates a series of striking scenes set in southern China. Each one hints at a micro-story, some humorous, some tragic, others rich with symbolic meaning. Surrender to the film’s measured pace and prepare to be enthralled.

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Guest In Attendance

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In Bloom

IN BLOOM

(Grzeli nateli dgeebi)

Georgia/Germany/France | Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross

Related Links: Trailer

North American Premiere

Wed. Oct 2, 6:30 pm, Playhouse

"Nana Ekvtimishvili [with Simon Gross] marks her filmmaking debut in an impressive coming-of-age feature about female friendship, fatal feuds and family friction in post-Soviet Georgia… With superb performances and high technical polish… In Bloom has the texture of authentic experience."—Hollywood Reporter

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Kids Return: the Reunion

KIDS RETURN: THE REUNION

(Kids Return Saikai no Toki)

Japan | Director: Shimizu Hiroshi

Related Links: Original Language Trailer

World Premiere

Wed. Oct 2, 9:00 pm, Playhouse
Fri. Oct 4, 11:10 am, Intl Village 10

Remember high-school drop-outs Masaru (the yakuza) and Shinji (the boxer) in Kitano Takeshi’s 1996 film? Here’s what happened next, as imagined by Kitano and directed by his former assistant Shimizu Hiroshi. The key issue—how to succeed?—is played out vividly by an excellent young cast.

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Guest In Attendance

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Soul

SOUL

(Shihun)

Taiwan | Director: Chung Mong-hong

Related Links: Trailer

Wed. Oct 2, 9:30 pm, Rio

A son is possessed; gory murders accumulate; a father (veteran star Jimmy Wang Yu) is chillingly loyal; cops are confounded. Frequent VIFF director Chung Mong-hong (Parking, The Fourth Portrait) brings new elements—horror and some lusciously photographed blood—to his refined dramatic sensibility: creepy and thought-provoking.
Winner, Best Narrative Film, Best Actor, Taipei 2013.

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Arctic Defenders

ARCTIC DEFENDERS

Canada | Director: John Walker

Related Links: Official Website | Trailer | Article

Wed. Oct 2, 6:45 pm, Intl Village 10
Fri. Oct 4, 3:30 pm, SFU-GCA

In his latest masterful documentary, John Walker traces the origins of Nunavut. The furthest thing from a stodgy history lesson, this is an epic drama featuring radicals, visionaries and Western civilization’s largest land claim. It’s also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to the High Arctic he first explored as a wide-eyed teenager.
Winner, Best Atlantic Feature, Atlantic 2013.

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Cinemanovels

CINEMANOVELS

Canada | Director: Terry Miles

Related Links: Director’s Website | Twitter | Facebook

Wed. Oct 2, 6:30 pm, Rio
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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Guest In Attendance


THE FORUM OPENS TODAY  

Join your colleagues and a stellar lineup of top industry speakers at the Film and Television Forum: the premier film and television conference on the West Coast. Running Oct. 2-5, the Forum offers four days of professional development with some of the top international and Canadian talent.

Here are just a few of the insightful sessions on offer:

POWER TO THE INDIE: New Frontiers in Direct Distribution, Marketing and Engagement
Today – 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Featuring: Dylan Marchetti (Variance Films), Sara Kiener (Film Presence), Julie La’Bassiere (FilmBuff) and Jamie Wilkinson (VHX)

Join four New York City-based leaders in theatrical releasing, digital distribution, audience engagement, marketing and technology innovation for a special session dedicated to empowering filmmakers and collaboratively exploring new best practices in self, hybrid and conventional distribution and engagement.

 

STORIES FROM THE EDGE: The Hottest Documentary Filmmakers of 2013
Thursday, October 3 – 10:15am

Speakers: Dan Krauss (The Kill Team) and Adam Ciralski (The Project)

Join these filmmakers for a fascinating, behind-the-scenes conversation about what it takes to make films that take us to the edge and back.

Don’t miss today’s screenings of these films. You’ll have a chance to win free tickets to this Forum session.

THE PROJECT – Today, 6:15pm, SFU-GCA
THE KILL TEAM – Today, 8:45pm, Intl Village 9

 

INDIE BREAKOUT SUCCESS: In Conversation with Filmmaker David Lowery of Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
Thursday, October 3 – 2:45pm

Join us in conversation with David Lowery as we explore all the elements that went into making what is shaping up to be the hit independent feature of 2013.

Don’t miss today’s screening. You’ll have a chance to win free tickets to this Forum session.

AIN’T THEM BODIES SAINTS – Today, 1:00pm, Intl Village 9

Other Forum guests include Terry Rossio (writer of Pirates of the Caribbean), Chloé Robichaud (writer-director of Sarah Prefers to Run) and Walter Murch (legendary editor of The Godfather).


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.

SARAH PREFERS TO RUN – Today, 11:00am, Intl Village 10
THE REEL YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL
– Today, 11:30am, Cinematheque


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS

These films have a limited number of Advance Tickets remaining.

AUTUMN’S SPRING – Today, 2:00pm, Cinematheque
ARCTIC DEFENDERS – Today, 6:45pm, Intl Village 10
SALMON CONFIDENTIAL – Today, 6:00pm, Intl Village 9


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 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.

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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. 5 – Winners of Best BC Film and BC Emerging Filmmaker Award announced at our BC Spotlight Gala screening of Down River


Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2013

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