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Thursday, October 3, 2013

DAY 8

 

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS ANNOUNCED!


Additional Screenings Announced!

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Films Screening TODAY

Films Screening TOMORROW

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More VIFF News

TODAY’S HIGHLIGHTS


A Touch of Sin

Thu. Oct 3, 6:30 pm, Centre for Arts
Dragons & Tigers award winner will be announced at tonight's screening.
Sun. Oct 6, 4:15 pm, Intl Village 8

 

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A TOUCH OF SIN

(Tian zhuding)

China/Japan | Director: Jia Zhangke

Related Links: Trailer | Review 1 | Review 2

Master director Jia Zhangke’s most popular film yet, this Cannes prize-winning drama shows China’s gangsters, massage parlours, vicious bosses and desperate workers drawn into a whirlwind of violence, passion and vengeance. This brilliantly achieved film is a vital state-of-China bulletin, torn straight from today’s bloody headlines.
Winner, Best Screenplay, Cannes 2013.

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The Armstrong Lie

THE ARMSTRONG LIE

USA | Director Alex Gibney

Related Links: Clip | Review

Thu. Oct 3, 6:30 pm, Playhouse

Heroes rarely fall from grace with the velocity of Lance Armstrong. Aiming to capture the cancer survivor’s bid for an eighth Tour de France title, Alex Gibney (Oscar winner for Taxi to the Dark Side) found himself documenting one of sports’ most infamous doping scandals. Gibney’s access and characteristic rigour culminate in a compelling investigation of the ethics of winning.

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New World

NEW WORLD

(Sin Segae)

South Korea | Director Park Hoonjung

Related Links: Trailer | Review

North American Premiere

Thu. Oct 3, 9:10 pm, Playhouse

Park Hoonjung conflates The Godfather and the Infernal Affairs trilogy in this massively entertaining gangster thriller with three powerhouse star performances. Jasung stands to take over the Goldmoon crime syndicate, but he’s actually a police mole… and his sworn brother/rival suspects him.

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No Land No Food No Life

NO LAND NO FOOD NO LIFE

Canada | Director Amy Miller

Related Links: Official Website

World Premiere

Thu. Oct 3, 6:30 pm, Rio
Sun. Oct 6, 4:00 pm, SFU-GCA

Director Amy Miller (Carbon Rush, VIFF 2012) exposes the devastating human cost of agricultural land grabbing—the contentious issue of large-scale agricultural land acquisitions by domestic and transnational companies, governments and individuals.

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Guest In Attendance

 

We Are the Nobles

WE ARE THE NOBLES

(Nosotros los Nobles)

Mexico | Directors: Gary "Gaz" Alazraki

Related Links: Original Language Trailer

International Premiere

Thu. Oct 3, 4:00 pm, Rio

Mexico’s all-time box office champ, Gary "Gaz" Alazraki’s hilarious satire takes as it subject the spoiled children of Mexico’s rich and then mercilessly lampoons their outrageous sense of entitlement. When Father (supposedly) loses all his money, twenty-something siblings Barbie, Javi and Cha must do the unthinkable—get jobs.

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Paradise: Hope

PARADISE: HOPE

(Paradies: Hoffnung)

Austria/France/Germany | Director: Ulrich Seidl

Related Links: Trailer | Review

Thu. Oct 3, 9:30 pm, Intl Village 10
Mon. Oct 7, 4:45 pm, Rio

As befits its title, the conclusion of Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy is far more upbeat than the others. His story of chubby 13-year-old Melanie (Melanie Lenz), sent to weight-loss camp, still makes acerbic fun of the bourgeois, but his treatment of Melanie and her campmates is positively tender and affectionate.

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Your Day Is My Night

YOUR DAY IS MY NIGHT

USA | Director: Lynne Sachs

Related Links: Official Website | Review 4

International Premiere

Thu. Oct 3, 6:30 pm, Cinematheque
Sat. Oct 5, 2:30 pm, Cinematheque

Innovative in form and revealing in content, Lynne Sachs’ tenderly poetic "hybrid documentary" uses scripted monologues, improvised scenes and vérité footage to paint a vivid portrait of contemporary immigrant life in "shift-bed" rooming houses in New York’s Chinatown.

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Guest In Attendance

Soft in the Head

SOFT IN THE HEAD

USA | Director: Nathan Silver

Related Links: Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Thu. Oct 3, 9:00 pm, Cinematheque
Fri. Oct 4, 1:15 pm, SFU-GCA

An accident that can’t wait to happen, Natalia displays an arsonist’s flair for burning bridges. Even after her downward spiral lands her in a men’s shelter, Nathan Silver’s engrossing character study continues to knock us for a loop.
Winner, Best Actress, Brooklyn 2013.

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Guest In Attendance

 

La jaula de oro

LA JAULA DE ORO

Mexico/Spain | Director: Diego Quemada-Díez

Related Links: Trailer

North American Premiere

Thu. Oct 3, 9:00 pm, Rio
Sat. Oct 5, 1:00 pm, Intl Village 9

"A powerful yet unsentimental thriller, [this is a] striking ground-level view of four teens travelling from Central America to the US border… Director Diego Quemada-Díez assembles La jaula de oro out of moments rich in action, humour and intrigue."—Variety.
Winner, Certain Talent award (ensemble acting), Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2013.

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A Gun in Each Hand

Thu. Oct 3, 9:30 pm, Centre for Arts
Fri. Oct 11, 1:00 pm, Rio

 

 

A GUN IN EACH HAND

(Una pistola en cada mano)

Spain | Director: Cesc Gay

Related Links: Trailer

Canadian Premiere

Cesc Gay directs an all-star Spanish-language cast—Ricardo Darín, Eduardo Noriega, Jordi Mollà, Candela Peña—in this formidably acted, quietly acerbic comedy about the male ego brought low. "A witty, perceptive dissection of mid-life masculine insecurities… the dialogue is by turns acidly observant, hilarious and quotable."—Variety.
Winner, Best Supporting Actress, Goya Awards 2013.

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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 today 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.

MORE ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS

Autumn’s Spring

Autumn’s Spring

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The Great Passage

The Great Passage

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Honeymoon

Honeymoon

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Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

Gore Vidal

Sat. Oct 5, 10:00 am, Cinematheque   Sat. Oct 5, 11:30 am, Cinematheque   Sun Oct. 6, 11:10 am, Intl Village 10   Fri. Oct 11, 4:45 pm, Cinematheque

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.

SO MUCH WATER – Today, 1:00 pm, Intl Village 9
THE ARMSTRONG LIE – Today, 6:30 pm, Playhouse


ANTICIPATED BUSY SCREENINGS

These films have a limited number of Advance Tickets remaining.

THE INVISIBLE WOMAN – Today, 10:30 am,
GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA – Today, 1:15 pm, Cinematheque
CHI – Today, 6:45 pm, SFU Woodwards
THE RAVINE OF GOODBYE – Today, 6:45 pm, Intl Village 8


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

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Question 1:   What should I see?
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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