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The Vancouver International Film Festival and Eco Fashion Week have joined forces to produce a style experience unlike any other in the city. This experience includes some of 2014's most stylish films, each of which garnered significant global buzz during premieres at top-tier festivals such as Cannes, Tribeca and Hot Docs. There will also be special guest events around these films, curated by Eco Fashion Week, AND can’t miss events like the Holt Renfrew VIP Reception and Jason Maltlo’s 10th Anniversary Fashion Show. Get your Style in Film Passport for only $99 now and bring your style to the following exclusive passholder events:

  • September 27th – Style in Film Series Launch featuring an exclusive screening of Looking for Light: Jane Bown followed by an enlightening fashion industry focused panel. Panelists include: Fashion Photographer - Pooya Nabei; Creative Director - Vladimir Markovich; Stylist - Sima Kumar. Moderated by Myriam Laroche of Eco Fashion Week.

  • October 3rd – In addition to the 6 films that the Style in Film Pass provides access to, you will receive a bonus ticket to the advance screening of Yves Saint Laurent and an invitation to a pre-screening panel discussing YSL's impact on the fashion industry. Panelists include: Designer - Evan Ducharme; Creative Director - Vladimir Markovich; Eco Fashion Week - Myriam Laroche.

  • October 4th – A thought-provoking panel entitled "Slow Fashion Movement: Why handmade products and artisan work is one of the many ways to be more sustainable in the fashion industry." following the screening of Hand Made with Love in France. Filmmakers will be in attendance. Panelists include: Dominque Hanke; Designer - Jason Matlo. Moderated by Myriam Laroche of Eco Fashion Week.

  • October 5th - An exclusive invitation to a VIP After-Party hosted by Holt Renfrew, following the screening of Advanced Style. (Available for the first 100 Style in Film Passport purchasers)

  • October 10th - An invitation to the 10th Anniversary Fashion Show for Jason Matlo at the Fairmont Pacific Rim presented by VCAD. (Available for the first 75 Style in Film Passport purchasers.)


Fri. Oct 3, 1:15 pm, Intl Village 8
Sun. Oct 5, 7:00 pm, Playhouse

USA | DIR: Lina Plioplyte

Related Links: Blog

Prompted by Ari Seth Cohen's wildly popular blog (itself indebted to Bill Cunningham's guerrilla fashion photography), Lina Plioplyte's inspiring documentary profiles seven New York women—aged "between 50 and death"—whose eccentric approaches to style and glamour reflect their inextinguishable vitality. "They reject the youth-culture diktat that age makes you invisible, and offer us all an example of self-acceptance."—Globe & Mail. Director Lina Plioplyte will be in attendance.


Sat. Sep 27, 7:00 pm, Intl Village 10
Mon. Sep 29, 1:00 pm, Intl Village 9

UK | DIR: Stuart Murdoch

Related Links: Official Website | Article

Classification: PG (coarse & sexual language; drug use)

Populated by gorgeous misfits and propelled by effervescent pop songs, this jubilant musical from Belle & Sebastian lynchpin Stuart Murdoch comically depicts a critical juncture for three Glaswegians when it seems they've no other option than starting a band. "It's warm and generous... Even non-believers will acknowledge the film's utter sincerity... It means what it says."—Guardian.

Winner, Special Jury Prize: Ensemble Acting, Sundance 2014.


(Le Temps Suspendu)

Sat. Oct 4, 6:30 pm, SFU-GCA
Sun. Oct 5, 2:00 pm, Intl Village 10
Fri. Oct 10, 5:30 pm, Vancity

France | DIR: Julie Georgia Bernard

Related Links: French Trailer | Facebook

North American Premiere

The French title—time suspended—perfectly captures this affectionate celebration of the artisans who create fabulous haute-couture outfits for Dior, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent: a third-generation specialist in pleat-making; a designer of perfect artificial flowers whose atelier opened in 1880; and one of three remaining sculptors of wooden forms for hat-making. A delightful look at a vanishing breed. Director Julie Georgia Bernard will be in attendance.


Fri. Oct 3, 3:45 pm, Playhouse
Tue. Oct 7, 6:45 pm, Centre for Arts

France | DIR: André Téchiné

Related Links: Original Language Trailer

Catherine Deneuve owns the screen in her seventh collaboration with André Téchiné (Scene of the Crime, Thieves). She plays real-life casino owner Renée Le Roux, who went up against the mob in 1970s Nice and whose daughter Agnès (rising star Adèle Haenel, also in Love at First Fight) subsequently disappeared. Guillaume Canet (Tell No One) is the shady lawyer—Agnès' lover—who may (or may not) be involved in the disappearance.


Sat. Sept 27 - Exclusive Style in Film Passholders Screening

Thu. Oct 2, 1:30 pm, Playhouse
Tue. Oct 7, 6:45 pm, SFU-GCA
Fri. Oct 10, 10:00 am, Vancity

UK | DIR: Luke Dodd, Michael Whyte

Related Links: Trailer

International Premiere

"An excellent, intelligent, and unfussily traditional documentary about a gifted artist who photographed many key 20th-century figures, including Mick Jagger, John Betjeman, Queen Elizabeth and Samuel Beckett. Now 89, a frail and lucid Bown reflects on her life... Others pay homage... and speak insightfully about aesthetics, technique, and the context of Bown’s work. Directors Luke Dodd and Michael Whyte’s austere filmmaking eminently suits the material..."—Guardian


Sat. Oct 4, 9:30 pm, Playhouse
Tue. Oct 7, 2:30 pm, Vancity

UK/USA/France | DIR: Hossein Amini

Related Links: Trailer

Bizarre circumstances makes reluctant bedfellows out of American con artist Chester (Viggo Mortensen) and Athens hustler Rydal (Oscar Isaac) in Hossein Amini’s absorbing 60s-set adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel. As they evade the authorities, Chester’s wife (Kirsten Dunst) finds herself torn between these seductive charlatans. "An elegantly pleasurable period thriller, a film of tidy precision and class."—Telegraph


Fri. Oct 3, 6:30 pm, Playhouse

France | DIR: Jalil Lespert

Yves Saint Laurent receives a suitably stylish, well-tailored biopic courtesy of director Jalil Lespert, who delves into the iconic designer’s meteoric rise, relationship with Pierre Bergé (Guillaume Gallienne) and creative crises. Pierre Niney "doesn’t play Saint Laurent so much as embody him... [and] Ibrahim Maalouf’s score occasionally dares to go for baroque or broke, lending an operatic quality to the proceedings that suits the material."—Hollywood Reporter

Passes available online at or at the Vancity Theatre Box Office.



Vancouver International Film Festival | VIFF 2014

September 25 - October 10, 2014

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