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Contents How to VIFF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Impact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Festival Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4

Next . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

The Greater Vancouver Film Festival Society . . . . . 7

Gateway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Dragons & Tigers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Letters of Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

M/A/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Panorama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Style in Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Galas & Special Presentations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

M/A/D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Contemporary World Cinema . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

ALT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91

Spotlight on France . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42

Altered States . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92

Documentaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Short Films . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94

Ignite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Acknowledgements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

BC Spotlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Indexes

Festival Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Directors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

True North . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Films by Country and Region . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

Canadian Images . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Films with Screening Times . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106

Future//Present . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Editor  Curtis Woloschuk Associate Editor Jack Vermee Publications Coordinator Mike Archibald Database Publishing  Sandy Gow Graphic Design  Steve Chow Cover Design  Cause + Affect Printing Mitchell Press Published September 7, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, Canada, by the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society.

1181 Seymour Street • Vancouver, BC • V6B 3M7 Canada t (604) 685-0260 • f (604) 688-8221 • www.viff.org


How to VIFF

Panorama The world’s boldest creators and their exceptional works. The year’s most anticipated international films and new discoveries curated specifically for VIFF audiences.

Ignite A showcase of the inspired works emerging from the creative nexus that is British Columbia.

Journey into the compelling cinematic worlds envisioned by some of East Asia’s most adventurous artists

A whole new take on streaming entertainment. In addition to featuring some of the world’s finest films, the 35th annual Vancouver International Film Festival expands the frame to create multi-experiential programming streams that include talks, workshops, events in a unique ‘film plus’ model. Now you can find what you already love even more easily and discover new areas of interest.

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Impact

A celebration of the extraordinary creativity and craft being demonstrated by Canadian storytellers from coast to coast.

Gateway

Next Virtual reality, gaming, music and emerging digital platforms serve as a catalyst for ground-breaking ideas and unforgettable next-level experiences.

True North

M/A/D

Uncompromising films and insightful discussions that spark action and change the way we see the world.

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Music, art and design receive their deserved big-screen treatment in this aesthetically alluring stream.

Genre-bending features that defy traditional classification and creators who push short form storytelling to its limits.

Why the change?

About VIFF

VIFF has always produced events that act as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen. We believe that these new streams reflect the interests and values of our audience and offer them more opportunities to explore every platform of our programming in a more enriching way.

The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational and cultural society incorporated and registered under The Society Act of British Columbia, and a federally registered charity under the Canadian Income Tax Act. Charitable Registration Number 118946821RT0001.


How to VIFF

How to VIFF Pick your films or events

Showtime

Browse through the programming streams in this guide. Here, you’ll find information on all of our films and events. Are you only available for a few days during the festival? Turn directly to the VIFF Schedule at the centre of this guide to see what’s happening on any given day. Need more information? Visit viff.org for longer descriptions, enhanced search functions and up-to-the-minute updates.

If you purchased your tickets in advance, arrive at the venue and join the appropriate line. If you plan on buying your tickets at the venue, be sure to allow yourself sufficient time. You can tell how busy a screening or event is expected to be by checking its listing on viff.org. Should you have any questions at the venue, ask one of our volunteers wearing a VIFF t-shirt. They’re always happy to help.

Buy your tickets

Enjoy

Skip the box office lines at the venues and purchase your tickets online at viff.org. If you plan on seeing a number of films during the festival, consider buying a Ticket Pack or Pass. They’re convenient and can save you money! You’ll find details on all of your options for attending VIFF on Pages 4 and 5 of this guide.

We pride ourselves on offering our guests truly unique and often unforgettable experiences. Play your part by being considerate to your fellow guests, volunteers, staff and sponsors.

Arrive at the venue with your tickets ready Make things easy at the venue by printing your PDF tickets at home or having the barcode of your PDF tickets ready to display on your smart phone. If you’re printing your tickets, be sure you don’t shrink or distort the barcode. We need to scan that at the door.

Important Reminders • By law, you must buy a $2 VIFF or Vancity Theatre membership before your first screening and present it at every screening you attend. If you lose your membership card, you’ll be asked to buy a replacement. (Following VIFF, you may exchange your VIFF membership for a FREE Vancity Theatre membership any time before December 31, 2016.) • Because the majority of our films are unrated, you must be age 18+ to attend a film at VIFF. (19+ at the Rio Theatre and Vancity Theatre.) There are, of course, some exceptions. Do you have someone under 18 who wants to experience VIFF? Visit the Youth section at viff.org or learn more about our Youth High program for secondary students on Page 41. • All films are shown in their original language with English subtitles.

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604-683-FILM (3456) • Speak to a friendly, well-informed volunteer. • Weekdays until September 14, 9am-5pm • Daily from September 15 until October 14, 9am-7pm

Daily Updates: Thursday, September 29 through Friday, October 14 Questions? Visit Email Call

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SFU’S Goldcorp Centre for the Arts (SFU) 149 West Hastings Street (between Cambie and Abbott inside SFU Woodwards) Vancity Theatre (VCT) 1181 Seymour Street (at Davie) VIFF’s year-round venue Liquor served. Vancouver Playhouse (PLAY) 600 Hamilton Street (at Dunsmuir) Science World 1455 Quebec Street (not shown)

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Festival Info

Screening Tickets Evening Weekday Weekend Matinee Special Gala Holiday (before 5pm) Presentations Screenings

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Festival Screening Passes

Plan on seeing multiple films during VIFF? Have a group who all want to see the same film? This is your chance to buy more and save more.

Passes offer flexibility, the freedom to move between screenings and potentially the greatest savings of all. Passholders are the first people through the doors at each screening and are allowed entry until the generous passholder allotment of seats has been filled.

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Student and Senior ticket purchasers must present valid ID at screening.

There are no restrictions on the number of tickets from your pack that can be used per screening. Example: If you buy a 6-Ticket Pack, you can use all 6 tickets for one screening. Please note that each attendee will require a $2 VIFF or Vancity Theatre Membership.

Service Charges and Important Notes:

Service Charges and Important Notes:

• $1 service charge per ticket ordered online, up to a maximum charge of $4 per order.

• Ticket Packs can be redeemed up to 60 minutes prior to showtime, online or in person at any VIFF box offices. Starting 60 minutes prior to showtime, tickets are only available at the box office of the screening venue, subject to availability.

Youth tickets are only available for films listed in the Youth section of viff.org.

• Exchanges are permitted on purchased tickets, but there is a $1 service charge for each ticket exchanged. Tickets must be exchanged in person at any VIFF box office at least 60 minutes prior to the screening you no longer want. Exchanges cannot be made for missed screenings. • Tickets are available for sale on-line and in person at all VIFF box offices until 60 minutes prior to the screening. Starting 60 minutes before showtime, tickets are only available at the screening venue box office. • All sales are final. VIFF only offers refunds in cases of technical failure.

Purchasing Tickets Tickets can be purchased up to 60 minutes prior to showtime either online at viff.org or at any VIFF venue box office. Within 60 minutes of showtime, tickets are only available at the screening venue, subject to availability. Purchase Online and Print At Home, or be “Smart”about it. Bypass the box office lines by purchasing your tickets at viff. org. Your tickets will be emailed to you as an attached PDF file and you can print them at home or simply display the barcode portion on your smart phone at the venue. If you’re printing your tickets, be sure to keep the printed barcode with you. Ensure you open the attachment (not just the preview) and keep it its original size – don’t shrink or distort it, as this will need to be scanned at the venue. Pick-Up at Venue If you need us to print your tickets for you, come to any VIFF box office with your order number, photo ID and the credit card used for the purchase. Be sure to allow sufficient time to pick up your tickets before your screening; we suggest at least 30 minutes before showtime.

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Screening Ticket Packs

• Ticket Packs work like credits on your viff.org online account; they can only be redeemed by the original purchaser. If you are considering purchasing a Ticket Pack as a gift, please purchase a gift card. • Tickets Packs cannot be redeemed for “VIFF Repeats” screenings held after the festival closes on October 14. They are also not eligible for VIFF HUB events. • Ticket Packs can be redeemed for Special Presentations and Gala Screenings by paying an upgrade fee. This fee is calculated when selecting one of these screenings from your Ticket Pack. • $4 service charge per 10- and larger Ticket Pack; $2 service charge on the 6-Ticket Pack and the Student/Senior 5-Ticket Pack. • $1 service charge for each ticket exchanged. Tickets must be exchanged in person at any VIFF box office at least one hour prior to the screening you no longer want. Exchanges cannot be made for missed screenings. • All sales are final. VIFF only offers refunds in cases of technical failure.

Platinum Pass

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Admission to all festival screenings with guaranteed seating until 5 minutes before showtime. Preferred access as soon as the auditorium is open to the public. Festival Pass

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Admission to all festival screenings, excluding Opening and Closing Galas. Student/Senior Pass

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Available to students (18+) and seniors (65+). Admission to all festival screenings, excluding Opening and Closing Galas. Must present valid ID at all screenings. Weekday Matinee Pass

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Admission to all weekday matinee screenings (before 5pm). Gala and Party Pass

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Admission to all Gala screenings and corresponding parties. Style in Film Lookbook

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Service Charges and Important Notes: • $4 service charge per pass. • Passes are available for purchase online now at viff.org or in person at the Vancouver International Film Centre (1181 Seymour Street) starting at noon on Thursday, September 15. Other VIFF Venues will not be able to print your pass. • All passes are strictly non-transferable and photo ID may be requested at the theatres. • Passes include your annual VIFF Membership.


Festival Info

VIFF HUB

What’s the best deal?

Talks

• Tickets are best if you want to keep it simple and just attend a few films.

From intimate one-on-one conversations to dynamic panel discussions, engage with the world’s leading content creators, from rising innovators to legendary masters.

Talks Pass Talk Individual Session

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Totally Indie Day A dynamic day designed to provide real insights and hands-on advice from top experienced industry pros and rising new talent.

Full Day Pass (includes reception)

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Full Day Pass Student

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Ticket Morning Sessions

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Totally Afternoon Sessions + Reception

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• Ticket Packs offer savings and may be your best option if you plan to attend at least six evening screenings and want guaranteed admission. • Passes are ideal if you want maximum flexibility to see as many films as possible and don’t mind taking your chances with available seats. • Platinum Passes are perfect if you want guaranteed premium seating up to 5 minutes before showtime.

How do I know if I’ll get in? You can tell how busy a screening is expected to be by checking online at viff.org. You should plan ahead in order to avoid disappointment and arrive at the theatre early.

Expanding Frontiers in Storytelling: Virtual Reality

Standby Tickets

A day dedicated to VR and AR, with key insights from some of the most respected futurists in the world, as well as conversations and demos from leading VR creators, companies, technologists and distributors.

If advance tickets are sold out for a screening, don’t despair! A limited number of “Standby Tickets” will be available at the venue just before showtime. If you want to explore this option, arrive at the theatre early and join the “Standby Line.” Be advised: When this line is admitted, it will be one ticket per person—you won’t be able to buy tickets for anyone who isn’t present.

Virtual Reality Pass

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VIFF Industry Exchange A must-attend forum that provides attendees with high-level education and business development opportunities from global industry leaders in the ever-evolving digital entertainment market. 250

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Sustainable Production Forum A first-of-its-kind, one-day event that will lay the groundwork to showcase Vancouver as a world-class destination for sustainable screen-based industry production. Free event.

Late Night @HUB

Annual Membership: $2 VIFF presents films that have not been classified by Consumer Protection BC. By law, anyone wishing to watch films at the festival must be a member of the VIFF Society and 18 years of age or older, unless otherwise stated. Following the festival, your 2016 VIFF Membership Card may be exchanged for a FREE Vancity Theatre basic membership any time before December 31, 2016.

VIFF+ Whether you see a few films or dozens, there is a VIFF+ Membership  level  for you.  Our new customer loyalty program offers discounts and perks year-round, and  during the Festival it offers exceptional value! VIFF+ Members get reduced ticket prices for all regular VIFF festival films.  Silver level and above members get a 15% or greater discount on ticket packs and passes. Discover more with VIFF+. Full details: viff.org/plus.

Box Offices Online at viff.org 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In Person Before the Festival Vancouver International Film Centre 1181 Seymour Street (at Davie) • Thursday, September 15 until Wednesday, September 28 • Mondays-Saturdays: Noon-7pm; Sundays: 2-7pm Theatre Box Offices During the Festival From Thursday, September 29 until Friday, October 14, all of our theatres serve as box offices. You can buy tickets for any film in the festival at any festival theatre (during hours of operation). Box offices open 30 minutes prior to the first screening of the day at that theatre.

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Music event in the Vancity Theatre Access to the HUB Atrium is free.

HUB Pass

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The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society

Board of Directors Chair

Dave Hewitt Michael Francis Colin Browne, Rudy Butignol, Kevin Campbell, Scott Dunlop, Joan Elangovan, J. Joly, Jae J. Kim, Pete Mitchell, Liz Shorten, Terry Whitehead Chair Emeritus

Festival Founder

Leonard Schein

Executive Director Jacqueline Dupuis

Sustainable Production Forum Curator

Lillooet Fox

Late Night at HUB Curator

Guest Support Coordinator

Rob Calder / Secret Study Industry Coordinator Maria Rodriguez Abad HUB Logistics Coordinator

Jaime Ormston HUB Production Manager

Robert Wilson

Development Director of Corporate Partnerships

Colin Jarvis

Programming Director of International Programming

Alan Franey

Sponsorship Manager

Festival Operations Director of Operations

Canadian Images Programmer

Operations Coordinator

International Shorts Programmer

Sandy Gow Future//Present Programmer

Adam Cook International Program Coordinator

Tammy Bannister Canadian Program Coordinator

Kamran Ahmed Dragons & Tigers Programming Consultants

Tony Rayns, Shelly Kraicer International Programming Consultants

Tammy Bannister, Tom Charity, Melanie Friesen, Robert & Gretchen Ingram, Pavol Hell, Alissa Simon, Jack Vermee International Screening Committee

Maria Rodriguez Abad, Mike Archibald, Tania Alekson, Jorge Ignacio Castillo, Iuliana Constantinescu, Venay Felton, Dylan Griffiths, David House, Morgaine Jennings, Meagan Lum, Joel Martineau, Giancarlo Moro, Lisa Rasmussen, Milena Salazar, Lori Strong, Donna Welstein, Keith Yoshida Canadian Images Screening Committee

Damien Eagle Bear, Michelle Bjornson, Susan Buie, Josh Cabrita, Andree Faucher, Sophie Jarvis, Brie Koniczek, Rai Lai, Nisha Platzer, Janos Sitar

Tessa Sechay

Festival Exhibitions Festival Exhibitions Manager

Sean Wilson Box Office Coordinator

Lora Haber Assistant Festival Exhibitions Manager

Aubyn Rader Box Office Assistant

Industry Relations Manager

Bre Hamilton Industry Exchange Co-Curator

Amy Davies Industry Exchange Co-Curator

Jessie Albert

Caroline Ballhorn

Print Logistics Print Traffic Manager

Kathy Evans

Exhibitions Assistant

Jackie Hoffart Heather Trawick

Theatres Technical Director

Matt Kunau

Robert Schnaiberg Projectionists Jesse August, Mike Babb, Jurgen Beerwald, Andy Buxton, Selina Crammond, Mike Davison, Alexis Douglas, Kevin Eagle, Rich Eiboff, Marshall Freund, Charlie Greenough, Jessica Han, Brian Iankovs, Scott Jacks, Ali Jones, Dave Jones, Matt Kunau, Ron Lacheur, Ingrid Lae, James Neves, Ciara Odonnell, Orlando Ruiz, Rob Schnaiberg, Peter Schweiger, Graeme Scott, Damien Scully, Garth Wiens, John Winslow

Publications

Venue Captains

Curtis Woloschuk

Venue Managers

Brent Coate, Sue Cormier, Paul Denis, Frances Fee, Elizabeth Glancy, Janet Glassford, D’arcy Hamilton, Frans Hancke, Nancy Kurek, Isabel Lau, Pat Leong, Graham Lim, Veronica Maynard, Jonah McGarva, Zoe Peled, Sam Reeve, Darrell Stables, Rodney Stewart, Wayne Stewart, Jonathan Stonehouse, Tyson Storozinski, Jennifer Tennant, Vincent Ternida, Joanne Tsung, Nadya van Dijk, Madeline Wahl, Vanessa Yip

Editor

Volunteer & Membership Engagement Manager

Brie Koniczek

Jan Gerlo, Isabel Heltemes, Lorri Lochrie, Korneel Merchiers, Philipp Suslo

Guest Services Guest Services Manager

Jenny Lee Craig Guest Services Assistant Manager

Tallulah Guest Travel Coordinator

Marijka Asbeek Brusse

Natalie Walters / Jive Communications Graphic Designers

Georgina Chaplin, Amy Heffernan, Angela Yen Videography Coordinator

Peter Wiholm Photography Coordinator

Ash Tanasiychuk

Distribution Coordinator

Caroline Ballhorn

Publicity & Communications Special Projects & Communications Manager

Lauren Stasila

Senior Publicists Helen Yagi, Andrew Poon Publicist Owen Cameron Publicity Coordinator Laina Tanahara Special Events Producer Sheila Galati Press Office Assistant

Natasha Chang

Administration & Finance Director of Finance & Administration

Linda Gorrie

Office & Facility Manager

Administrative Coordinator

Ruthie Tabata Database Administrator

Associate Editor

Sandy Gow

Publications & Scheduling Coordinator

Jeffrey Lee

Jack Vermee

Mike Archibald

Database Publishing

Sandy Gow

Graphic Design

Information Systems Coordinator

Accounting & Payroll Assistant

Susan Cai

Accreditation Coordinators Denice Jagic, Savannah Kemp

Steve Chow / chowdesign.ca

Contributing Writers

Volunteer Program

Frances Fee

Lori Strong

Renee Sutton Kaen Seguin, Michael Challenor, Peter QuinCoroy

Brie Koniczek

VIFF+ Customer Service Coordinator

Print Traffic Coordinator

Erin Aldridge

Industry Producer

Frances Bergin

Distribution Coordinator

Production Manager

Volunteer Engagement Assistants

Industry & HUB Programming

Cassin Elliott

Print Transport Night Driver

Kyle Fostner

Mark Peranson

Transportation Manager

Print Transport Day Driver

Curtis Woloschuk

Programming Associate

Transportation & Distribution

Sponsorship & Development Assistant

Jane Harrison

VIFF+ Manager

Social Media Coordinator

Karlina Dawn

PoChu AuYeung

Terry McEvoy

Ken Tsui

Morgaine Jennings

Program Manager & Senior Programmer

Program Logistics Manager & Altered States/ Canadian Shorts Programmer

Hospitality Suite Coordinator

Zena Harris / Green Spark Group

Kamran Ahmed, Mike Archibald, Tammy Bannister, Jorge Ignacio Castillo, Tom Charity, Adam Cook, Alan Franey, Sandy Gow, Shelly Kraicer, Terry McEvoy, Paloma Pacheco, Mark Peranson, Tony Rayns, Alissa Simon, Jack Vermee, Curtis Woloschuk

Vancity Theatre Program & Rentals Manager

Tom Charity

Theatre Operations Manager

J Bradford

Production Coordinator

Marketing Director of Marketing

Lainé Slater

Kathy Evans

Cinema Salon Programmer

Melanie Friesen

Information Technology & Sales Operations Manager

Assistant to the Theatre Operations Manager

Adam Theriault

Robbie Vergera

Marketing Coordinator

AV Specialist

Cecelia Cheung

Savannah Kemp

Digital Communications Coordinator

Custodial Services

Georgina Chaplin

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Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Premier Supporters

Major Partners

Festival Sponsors

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Sponsors

Public Supporters

Media Partners

Community Media Partners

the evolution of

Consulate and General Funders

Consulat général de France à Vancouver

Supporting Partners

ACFC WEST, LOCAL 2020 UNIFOR

Technical Sponsors and Official Suppliers

video Communications Corp.

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Donors & Awards

Donors Private Foundations

Red Carpet Patrons $10,000+

Steve Weatherbee

Luminary Patrons $1000-$9999

Innovator Patrons $500-$999

Individual Donor Patrons $25-$499

Gary E. Harvey

Isaac Intile

Michelle Bjornson

Dave & Dana Hewitt

John LeBlanc

Kenneth Chamberlain

Jae Kim

Julie Molnar

Karen Cooper

Eileen Mate

Patricia Shields

Allison Fary

Gladys F. Reinarz

Terry Whitehead

Jackie Haywood

Augustine Wong

Michelle Yung

Bill Jeffries

Leonard Schein

Liz Shorten

Awards Ignite

#mustseebc

Recognizes the outstanding work of a female key creative on a BC-produced feature or short.

Launching at mustseebc.viff.org on September 12

Presented by TELUS $20,000

Best BC Film Award

Presented by the Harold Greenberg Fund and Encore by Deluxe

$10,000 development bursary sponsored by the Harold Greenberg Fund & $15,000 post-production services credit supplied by Encore by Deluxe.

BC Emerging Filmmaker Award Presented by UBCP/ACTRA & William F. White

Presented by TELUS Optik Local

Best Canadian Film

VIFF Industry Builder Award Recognizing thought-leaders, excellence and innovation in screen-based media.

Emerging Canadian Director

Presented by MPPIA to celebrate BC Creates with support from Western Economic Diversification and Creative BC 2016 Honoree: Chris Carter 

Presented by Directors’ Guild of Canada  $2,000

Best Canadian Documentary Presented by the Rogers Groups of Funds $15,000

Best Canadian Short Film

Best BC Short Film Award

Most Promising Director of a Canadian Short Film

Presented by Lexus $2,500

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Presented by Super Channel

Presented by Directors’ Guild of Canada $10,000

$7,500 cash prize sponsored by the Union of BC Performers/ACTRA, plus a $10,000 equipment credit supplied by William F. White.

Presented by Creative BC $5,000

Super Channel People’s Choice Award

Radcliffe Foundation Refugee Crisis Awareness Short Film Competition Presented by The Radcliffe Foundation $20,000 prize

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Restaurant & Hospitality Partners

Thank You to VIFF’s Hospitality & Restaurant Partners Special thanks to these partners for generously supporting VIFF’s Galas and Parties. VIFF Official Hospitality Partner

Catering Partner

Special thanks to these restaurants for generously hosting our VIP Hospitality Suite. Hospitality Partners

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FINE FOOD AND DRINK

103-888 Burrard St | 604 684 9465 www.thewinkingjudgepub.com

428 Carrall St | 604-568-5882 calabashbistro.com

1518 Robson St | 604 687 7872 www.surakoreancuisine.com

1178 Davie St | 604 620 2201 facebook.com/thecapitaldavie

1728 Commercial Dr | 604 251 3473 www.fredericossupperclub.com

1141 Davie St | 604 565 7965 www.facebook.com/Gurkha.ca

102-888 Burrard St | 604 683 7999 www.salathai.ca

211-1030 W. Georgia St | 604 687 8588 www.kameiroyale.com

2016 VIFF Volunteers We at the Vancouver International Film Festival would like to thank our 750-plus volunteers who have kindly donated their time, expertise and hard work to the 35th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival. We couldn’t do it without them! Please take some time during the festival and thank our volunteers! (They are the ones in the yellow shirts!)

VIFF Volunteer program sponsored by

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Letters of Welcome

A Message from the Prime Minister of Canada

A Message from the Premier of British Columbia

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the 35th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).

As Premier of the Province of British Columbia, it is my pleasure to welcome everyone to the 35th Annual Vancouver International Film Festival.

Over the last 35 years, VIFF has shown itself to be one of the preeminent film festivals in North America. The incredible array of films screened at the festival not only delights more than 100,000 visitors each year, it also serves as a launching point for some of our most talented filmmakers to display the results of their creativity and hard work.

This year’s Festival showcases an array of eclectic films from around the world that are sure to be inspiring and entertaining. British Columbia is proud of its reputation as a welcoming and diverse place, and events like this are so important in promoting cultural exchange.

Our culture is what makes us uniquely Canadian, and this event highlights some of the gems from our artistic community. Our homegrown films join works from around the globe on VIFF screens, which allows cinema fans the opportunity to gain deeper insights into the diversity of cultures that make up the world around us. Thank you to the organizers of this incredible event and to all of you who are in attendance to enjoy VIFF. Please accept my warmest welcome and best wishes for a memorable event.

Bringing together an event of this magnitude requires a lot of work, dedication and vision, and I would like to thank everyone involved in this Festival for their time and efforts to ensure that it is a great success each year. Welcome to Vancouver, and enjoy the Festival! Sincerely,

Christy Clark

Justin Trudeau

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Letters of Welcome

A Message from the Mayor of Vancouver On behalf of the citizens of Vancouver and my colleagues on City Council, I want to extend my warmest greetings to the Vancouver International Film Festival on the occasion of your 35th Anniversary. The Vancouver International Film Festival is the largest film festival in Western Canada and has become one of Vancouver’s premier events. It has developed a national and international reputation. This is a credit to the founders, organizers and thousands of volunteers who have worked so hard over the years to make the Film Festival such a success. Film exposes us to new realities, emotion, social and cultural experiences, like nothing else is able to do. We are drawn to the images on the screen for entertainment and insight. I want to congratulate all those who bring this wonderful event to life on the screen. I want to thank the filmmakers and artists taking part in this year’s festival for sharing your craft with us and to the audiences attending the festival, I trust you will be both entertained and enlightened.

A Message from the Minister of Canadian Heritage Welcome to the 35th Vancouver International Film Festival! Movies allow us to remember, share, and celebrate our lives and the lives of others. Through their works, artists tell stories—theirs and ours. Canada’s film industry abounds with talented artists, and the Vancouver International Film Festival offers an opportunity to discover wonderful creations. This is why the Government of Canada is pleased to support this cultural event. In addition to offering audiences unique artistic experiences, this celebration of cinema also welcomes industry professionals from all across the globe. As Minister of Canadian Heritage, I would like to thank all the organizers, volunteers and filmmakers who made this event possible. It is thanks to passionate people like you that Vancouver is a leader in the art and business of film. My best wishes on the festival’s 35th anniversary!

Yours truly,

Gregor Robertson

The Honourable Mélanie Joly

A Message from the Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training and Minister Responsible for Labour With a talented workforce, world-class infrastructure, and spectacular locations, it is no wonder British Columbia has become a major centre for film production in North America. As a key economic driver in our province, B.C.’s creative sector is helping to keep our economy diverse, strong and growing. The Vancouver International Film Festival is a great opportunity that not only showcases the work of B.C.’s talented artists and producers, but allows us to share our love of film with creators and fans from around the world. The Government of British Columbia is proud to play a part in the growth of our province’s film and television industry through our continued support of Creative BC, an agency that is responsible for promoting the development of creative industries in British Columbia, and providing a single point of access for production support services, tax credit administration, development funding and international marketing. I’d like to thank Vancouver International Film Festival organizers and volunteers for your hard work in coordinating this major cultural event. Congratulations to the artists from B.C. and around the world who have created the approximately 300 films that will be featured. Iwish you much success in the festival’s 35th year.

Shirley Bond

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Letters of Welcome

A Message from the Chair of the Board, Telefilm Canada

A Message from the Chief Executive Officer of Creative BC

Telefilm Canada joins with the Vancouver International Film Festival to celebrate our films and gather together the industry, creative talents and the public around stories—funny, sad or deeply moving—that shape our culture and mark our collective imagination.

Welcome to the 2016 Vancouver International Film Festival! Creative BC is tremendously proud to partner again with VIFF in staging one of the world’s most diverse and distinctive festivals in its 35th year. British Columbia’s creative community is flourishing, and its talented creators and entrepreneurs continue to unite and collaborate toward increasingly exciting ends.

Placing the promotion of Canadian film firmly at the centre of its mission, and seeking to get more and more film lovers to experience our movies, Telefilm supports original initiatives that foster the discovery of emerging creative talents and the rediscovery of more seasoned filmmakers. Our organization works closely with the industry and with numerous partners to spur our cinema to ever-greater heights, at home and on the international scene. Although our movies begin their careers at home in Canada, they are increasingly sought after by the world’s most prestigious film festivals, winning awards as well as praise from international critics. While this success is built primarily on talent, the international renown of our productions, for its part, is the result of the initiatives put forward by you and our supportive industry. On behalf of Telefilm, thank you for sharing our passion and for contributing in such a wonderful way to the promotion of our film industry. Enjoy the festival!

Michel Roy

VIFF is one of North America’s five largest film festivals and it is indisputably one of our city’s most anticipated events of the year. From audiences and storytellers, to industry and government, VIFF serves us in dynamic ways, and on many levels – socially, economically, culturally and more. It is with great respect that I thank and congratulate participating filmmakers, organizers and everyone involved this year. Your determination, imagination and shared vision of excellence and innovation on screen are certain to deliver meaning and delight for all who experience VIFF 2016. Together now, let’s enjoy the show!

Prem Gill

A Message from the Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development On behalf of Premier Christy Clark and the Government of British Columbia, welcome to the 35th annual Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF). Good film has the power to connect people across cultures, backgrounds and geographic distances. It can inspire, entertain, expand perspectives and spur conversation. This year, VIFF will again offer a feast for cinephiles: 300 films screening at seven theatres throughout Vancouver, with comedies, dramas, documentaries and more. Your attendance at festivals like VIFF helps grow B.C.’s creative economy. As the largest film festival in Western Canada, VIFF welcomes filmmakers and special guests from around the world, promoting B.C. as a great place to live, work and play. In addition to delighting audiences, VIFF also serves film industry professionals and showcases B.C. as a destination for film production. With a talented workforce, world-class infrastructure, and spectacular locations, British Columbia is a key centre for film and TV production in North America. Congratulations to the VIFF staff, volunteers, participants, sponsors and partners for organizing yet another successful festival. Sincerely,

The Honourable Peter Fassbender

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Panorama Contemporary World Cinema Spotlight on France Documentaries The world’s boldest creators and their exceptional works. The year’s most anticipated international films and new discoveries curated specifically for VIFF audiences.


Panorama

Opening Gala

Maudie

AISLING WALSH, CANADA/IRELAND, 2016, 115 MIN.

Opening Gala

THU, SEP 29 SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 10

6:30 PM 1:00 PM 6:30 PM

CENT PLAY PLAY

The life of legendary Canadian folk artist Maude Lewis is painted in exquisite detail in this impeccably acted, incredibly affecting biopic. At the beating heart of Aisling Walsh’s film is Sally Hawkins (beloved by VIFF audiences for her performances in Happy-Go-Lucky and Made in Dagenham), who not only captures the contorted physicality of this self-taught painter who contended with rheumatoid arthritis, but also exudes the creative spirit raging within her despite her debilitated frame. The film’s backdrop is undeniably cinematic: the rugged beauty and expansive vistas of 1930s Nova Scotia. Likewise, its primary setting is unspeakably intimate: the comically tiny one-room house that Maude shares with misanthropic fish peddler Everett (Ethan Hawke), initially as his housekeeper but soon as his wife—albeit still placing behind his dogs and chickens in terms of his favoured tenants. Undaunted by his curmudgeonly nature, she’s inspired by the natural splendour surrounding their hovel to take up a paint brush. Created with no preconceptions of what “art” should be, her charmingly unsophisticated, uniquely one-dimensional paintings strike a chord with tastemakers and soon she’s a leading figure in the Naïve Art movement. Of course, Maud isn’t motivated by fame but rather the creative act itself. Her exuberance proves infectious, ensuring that when she intones “I was loved” near the film’s end, we each count ourselves amongst those who adored her.

“[Tapping] into the same kind of upbeat energy she brought to her career-launching turn as Poppy in Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky, [Hawkins’] Maud impresses not so much for her perseverance—the opening scene demonstrates the enormous effort she must summon to lift brush to canvas—but for her indefatigable optimism.”—Peter DeBruge, Variety Cast  Sally Hawkins, Ethan Hawke, Kate Ross, Zachary Bennett, Gabrielle Rose, Keri Matchett Exec Heather Haldane, Hussain Amarshi, Mark Roberts, Sheldon Rabinowitz, Ross Jacobson, Ed Riche, Tyler Mitchell, Alan Moloney, Johanna Hogan Prod  Bob Cooper, Mary Young Leckie, Mary Sexton, Susan Mullen Scr Sherry White Cam  Guy Godfree Ed  Stephen O’Connell Prod Co  Small Shack Productions / Painted House Films / Parallel Films Dist/Print  Mongrel Media Inc. Filmography Joyriders

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Panorama

Closing Gala

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience TERRENCE MALICK, USA/FRANCE/GERMANY, 2016, 45  MIN.

Closing Gala

FRI, OCT 14

6:30 PM

SCIENCE WORLD

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close-and personal journey that spans the eons from the Big Bang to the dinosaur age to our present human world... and beyond. A labor of love from one of American cinema’s most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), Voyage of Time has been nearly four decades in the making and represents the filmmaker’s first foray into documentary storytelling. The film’s panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed—from the birth of the stars and galaxies to the explosion of diverse lifeforms on planet earth, including humankind—in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. This is a cosmic experience—a hymn to the glories of nature, life and scientific discovery—in which all the elements come together to form Malick’s most original film to date.

“Malick’s vision goes beyond the most elaborate science and nature documentaries. An orgy of glorious, astounding images filmed in 35mm fill the viewer with awe...”—Deborah Young, Hollywood Reporter Featuring Brad Pitt Exec Tanner Beard, Mary Bing, Yves Chevalier, Daniel Hammond, Gabriel Hammond, Christos V. Konstankospoulos, Jaques Perrin, Ryan Rettig, Donald Rosenfeld Prod  Dede Gardner, Nicolas Gonda, Sarah Green, Grant Hill, Brad Pitt, Bill Pohlad, Sophokles Tasioulis Prod Co Sophisticated Films / Wild Bunch / Plan B Entertainment / IMAX Corporation / Sycamore Pictures Scr  Terrence Malick Cam Paul Atkins Ed  Rehman Ali, Keith Fraase Print IMAX Selected Filmography Days of Heaven; The Thin Red Line; The Tree of Life

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Panorama

UK

USA

The Birth of a Nation

American Honey

NATE PARKER, USA, 2016, 119  MIN.

ANDREA ARNOLD, UK/USA, 2016, 162  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 WED, OCT 12

Special Presentations

8:30 PM 12:30 PM

PLAY SFU

SAT, OCT 1

5:00 PM

CENT

When the parent-less teenager Star (hypnotizing newcomer Sasha Lane), saddled with the responsibility of caring for two pre-teen siblings in Nowheresville, Middle America, sees a chance to escape her situation, she seizes it: she joins forces with a young, itinerant and rowdy door-to-door sales gang led by the shifty Jake (Shia LeBeouf, a force to be reckoned with) and his untrusting girlfriend Krystal (Riley Keough). Hopping into their dilapidated van, she’s off—and the stage is set for a music-fuelled On the Road, as these lovers of EDM, partying and guiltless sex traverse the landscape in the search for something they can’t even name. For Star, who is front and centre throughout, it becomes a search for a self amongst the ruins…

Nate Parker produces, writes, directs and stars in this provocatively named and extraordinarily powerful historical drama chronicling the slave rebellion in the southern US led by Nat Turner in 1831. At a young age, Turner was recognized as a smart boy and groomed to be a preacher for other black slaves. In Parker’s telling, the young Turner leads a relatively sheltered life: while forced to pick cotton like the rest of his family and friends, he is protected to a large degree by his long-standing friendship with his owner, Samuel Turner (Armie Hammer), with whom Nat grew up. But when his increasingly brutal master lends Nat to other slave owners so Turner can use his pacifistic Biblical message to keep unruly slaves in check, the vicious reality he sees—and which Parker ably conveys—proves too much for him. He sets about organizing the violent rebellion that reverberates in the American psyche to this day…

“Part dreamy millennial picaresque, part distorted tapestry of Americana and part exquisitely illustrated iTunes musical, American Honey daringly commits only to the loosest of narratives… Yet it’s constantly, engrossingly active, spinning and sparking and exploding in cycles like a Fourth of July Catherine wheel… Every technical contribution here, from Joe Bini’s wild, whirligig editing to the relentlessly switching, swarming soundtrack—covering every contemporary pop base from glassily futuristic hip-hop to the warm cornbread country of Lady Antebellum’s title-inspiring ballad, beautifully deployed here as an unabashedly sentimental singalong—serves Arnold’s vision with blazing commitment to the cause.” —Guy Lodge, Variety

“Perhaps the most impressive thing about The Birth of a Nation is how it alternates between the aestheticized and the immediate without compromising either. Scenes of abject horror are intercut with more dreamlike, symbolic passages, creating a push-pull to the narrative. It’s a beautiful, reflective film even as it is also a brutal, visceral one. That stylistic dialectic reflects the turmoil within Nat—his struggle to reconcile the world he sees with the world he reads about in the Bible. And his inability to do so, in essence, powers the explosion of blood that comes at the end. More than a movie about a slave rebellion, it’s about the difficulty of reconciling the great moral chasms between thought, vision, and deed.”—Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine

Jury Prize, Cannes 16

Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award, Sundance 16

Cast  Sasha Lane, Riley Keough, Shia LaBeouf, Raymond Coalson, Chad McKenzie Cox, Verronikah Ezell Exec  Rose Garnett, David Kosse, Ben Roberts, Lizzie Francke, Celine Rattray, Trudie Styler, Charlotte Ubben, Hardy Justice, Marisa Clifford, Paul Grindey, Mike Goodridge, Melissa Hook Shabazian Prod Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Pouya Shabazian, Alice Weinberg, Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa Scr  Andrea Arnold Cam  Robbie Ryan Ed  Joe Bini Prod Des  Kelly McGehee Art Dir  Lance Mitchell Prod Co  A24 / Maven Pictures / Film 4 / BFI / Parts & Labor / Pulse Films / Mandown Pictures Dist/Print  Elevation Pictures

Cast  Nate Parker, Armie Hammer, Aja Naomi King, Jackie Earle Haley, Gabrielle Union, Mark Boone Jr. Exec David S. Goyer, Michael Novogratz, Michael Finley, Tony Parker, Jason Cloth, Andy Pollack, Allan J. Stitt, Jane Oster, Barb Lee, Carl H. Lindner III, Derrick Brooks, Jill and Ryan Ahrens, Armin Tehrany, Edward Zwick, Mark Moran Prod  Nate Parker, Kevin Turner, Jason Michael Berman, Aaron L. Gilbert, Preston L. Holmes Scr  Nate Parker Cam  Elliot Davis Ed  Steven Rosenblum Prod Des  Geoffrey Kirkland Mus  Henry Jackman Prod Co  Bron Studios / Phantom Four / Mandalay Pictures / Tiny Giant Productions Dist/Print  Fox Searchlight Pictures

Selected Filmography Red Road; Fish Tank; Wuthering Heights

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Special Presentations

Panorama

France

UK

Elle

The Girl with All the Gifts

PAUL VERHOEVEN, FRANCE/GERMANY, 2015, 130  MIN.

FRI, OCT 7 MON, OCT 10 WED, OCT 12

9:00 PM 3:15 PM 9:00 PM

COLM MCCARTHY, UK, 2016, 111  MIN.

PLAY PLAY SFU

No stranger to controversy, Dutch icon and former Hollywood bad boy Paul Verhoeven, now 78, has made a brilliant comeback with a dramatic comedy that’s sure to ignite many a vociferous, high-volume discussion. The magnificent Isabelle Huppert takes centre stage here as Michèle, the tough-minded CEO of a videogame label specializing in sex and violence, who we first encounter mid-rape in her apartment. (The fact that, in the aftermath, she calmly goes about her day is our first hint that we are in uncharted cinematic waters.) A woman very much used to getting her own way, there is little doubt that Michèle will exact revenge. She just needs to find out which of the many candidates around her—among them, neighbour Patrick (Laurent Lafitte), ex-lover Richard (Charles Berling) and current lover Robert (Christian Berkel), who just happens to be the husband of her best friend—is responsible for the attack. Along the way, the zingers fly (courtesy of a very sharp script by David Birke), perversities are unearthed and put on display, the darkly comic is wedded to high melodrama, and Huppert turns in one the greatest performances of her long and illustrious career. “A possible career high for Paul Verhoeven… You’ve never seen a rape-revenge fantasy quite like Elle… Knowingly incendiary but remarkably cool-headed, and built around yet another of Isabelle Huppert’s staggering psychological dissections, [Verhoeven’s] long-awaited return to notional genre filmmaking pulls off a breathtaking bait-and-switch: Audiences arriving for a lurid slab of arthouse exploitation will be taken off-guard by the complex, compassionate, often corrosively funny examination of unconventional desires that awaits them.”—Guy Lodge, Variety

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SUN, OCT 9 WED, OCT 12

9:30 PM 9:15 PM

CENT RIO

The zombie genre hasn’t felt this alive since 28 Days Later! With much of humanity transformed into ravenous flesh-eating predators by a freak fungal outbreak, a group of survivors is holed up in a fortified stronghold. Within these reinforced walls, Miss Justineau (Gemma Arterton), a kind-hearted teacher, and Dr. Caldwell (Glenn Close), a cold-blooded scientist, believe that they may have stumbled across the key to humanity’s survival in the petite form of young Melanie (Sennia Nanua, a remarkable screen presence). While prone to the same carnivorous impulses as the other “hungries” (as the living have labelled the undead), Melanie is also hyper-intelligent and incredibly gregarious. Could the cure to this outbreak reside in her DNA? When the compound falls under siege and the humans are forced into London’s infected streets, director Colm McCarthy ratchets up the tension to practically unbearable levels while fleshing out the human drama in wildly unpredictable ways. “Smartly compelling, emotionally engaging and stylishly executed... One strong suit is the film’s richly imagined and complete universe, delivered on an expansive scale that continues to surprise... What really separates The Girl With All the Gifts from the genre pack, however, is its moral intelligence, clever thematic consistency (drawing on the Greek myth of Pandora’s box) and emotional heft, the latter component rooted in the truly captivating breakout performance of young Nanua... Heartbreakingly conveying her character’s interior struggle between emotional and physical needs--for human connection and for animal blood—the actress presents ample evidence on-screen to support the affirmation suggested by the film’s title.”—Charles Gant, Screen

Cast Isabelle Huppert, Anne Consigny, Jonas Bloque, Judith Magre, Charles Berling, Laurent Lafitte Prod Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt Scr David Birke Cam Stéphane Fontaine Ed Job ter Burg Prod Des  Laurent Ott Mus  Anne Dudley Prod Co  SBS Productions / Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion / France 2 Cinema / Entre Chien et Loup / Proximus Dist/Print  Mongrel Media Inc.

Cast  Gemma Arterton, Paddy Considine, Glenn Close, Sennia Nanua, Anamaria Marinca, Fisayo Akinade Exec  Lizzie Francke, Ben Roberts, Richard Holmes, Christopher Moll, Will Clarke, Andy Mayson, Mike Runagall Prod  Camille Gatin, Angus Lamont Scr  Mike Carey Cam  Simon Dennis Ed  Matthew Cannings Prod Des  Kristian Milsted Mus  Cristobal Tapia de Veer Prod Co  BFI / Creative England / Altitude Film Entertainment / Warner Bros. Pictures / Poison Chef Dist/Print  Elevation Pictures

Selected Filmography Basic Instinct; Starship Troopers; Black Book

Filmography Outcast


Panorama

Romania

South Korea

The Handmaiden

Graduation

Agassi

Bacalaureat

PARK CHANWOOK, SOUTH KOREA, 2016, 145  MIN.

CRISTIAN MUNGIU, ROMANIA, 2016, 127  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 WED, OCT 5 TUE, OCT 11

Special Presentations

1:15 PM 8:30 PM 3:15 PM

IN10 CENT PLAY

Winner of the 2007 Cannes Palme d’Or for 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, Cristian Mungiu returns with this brilliantly written and acted tale about a doctor with a secret who’ll do anything to ensure his 18-year-old daughter gets into a prestigious British university. In the provincial city of Cluj-Napoca in the northwest of Romania, Dr. Romeo Aldea (Adrien Titieni) has become a success, even if he sometimes wishes he’d made it on a bigger stage. It is perhaps for this reason that he is determined to see his daughter Eliza (Maria Dragus)— with whom he has a decidedly fraught relationship, partially due to her relationship with an unambitious lunk of a boyfriend—pass her final exam with a high enough mark to secure the UK scholarship that awaits the student with the top score. After an attack on Eliza makes it impossible for her to sit the exam, the doctor cannot not stand by and abide this unfairness. Well-intentioned, but harbouring secrets from the past, he pulls strings & calls in favours to ensure her future, leading his daughter down another path. “A five-star study of grubby bureaucratic compromise [and] a masterly, complex movie of psychological subtlety and moral weight… Graduation is an intricate, deeply intelligent film, and a bleak picture of a state of national depression in Romania, where the 90s generation hoped they would have a chance to start again. There are superb performances from Titien and Dragus. It’s a jewel…”—Peter Bradshaw, Guardian Best Director, Cannes 16 Cast  Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Malina Manovici, Vlad Ivanov, Gelu Colceag Exec Tudor Reu Prod  Cristian Mungiu Scr  Cristian Mungiu Cam  Tudor Vladimir Panduru Ed  Mircea Olteanu Prod Des  Simona Paduretu Prod Co  Mobra Films / Why Not Productions / Les Films du Fleuve / France 3 Cinema Dist/Print  A-Z Films

SUN, OCT 2 FRI, OCT 7 FRI, OCT 14

8:45 PM 3:00 PM 8:30 PM

CENT CENT RIO

Oldboy director Park Chanwook is a master of seduction. With this sexy, dangerous bodiceripper he has fashioned a cinema of striptease; as the film slowly unspools, we can’t help but marvel at its sensual flair. Divided into chapters, The Handmaiden’s plot twists as fast as its characters shift sexual allegiances. A Korean pickpocket is hired by a con-man to play the role of maid for a Japanese heiress, whose fortune he plans to steal. A ménage a trois materializes when passion butts heads with obligation and the maid and her wealthy employer form a bond that challenges the phallocentric posturing of their world. Shifting the setting of Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith from Victorian-era Britain to Japaneseoccupied Korea in the 1930s, Park uses period detail to fetishize the primness of the age until it aches of suppressed eroticism. The movie is a concentration of the director’s obsessions, fixated on lacy lingerie, objects expressing lesbian desire and, yes, an octopus. When style is this evocative, this emblematic of deeper feeling, substance is rendered almost redundant, superfluous to a film that works like hypnosis. “Park brings the full arsenal of cinematic expression—interlocking sets, crane shots, dollies, and dizzying pans, not to mention a savvy interplay of eerie reserve and hyperventilating emotionality with his performances—to invest us in each moment, even though much of the time we know the characters are being conned, that it’s all an illusion...”—Bilge Ebiri, Village Voice Cast Kim Minhee, Kim Taerei, Ha Jungwoo, Cho Jinwoong, Kim Haesook, Moon Sori Exec Miky Lee Prod  Park Chanwook, Syd Lim Scr  Park Chanwook, Chung Seokyung Cam  Chung Chunghoon Ed Kim Sangbum, Kim Jaebum Prod Des  Ryu Seonghie Mus  Cho Youngwuk Prod Co  Moho Film / Yong Film Dist/Print  Mongrel Media Inc. Selected Filmography Oldboy; Lady Vengeance; Stoker

Selected Filmography 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days; Beyond the Hills

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Special Presentations

Panorama

France

Human

YANN ARTHUS-BERTRAND, FRANCE, 2015, 143  MIN.

MON, OCT 10 WED, OCT 12

6:00 PM 12:30 PM

CENT PLAY

CANADIAN PREMIERE. Breathtaking in its scope—just breathtaking, period—this documen-

tary touches on love, murder, sexuality, mortality and much, much more. It also shows us our Earth as only movies shown on the big screen can: vast, beautiful landscapes, the world as seen from on high with mankind dwarfed within it. Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand (the fantastic Home, VIFF 09) spans the globe to document the land and its peoples—and what amazing stories they have to tell! From confessions of slaughter to poignant tales of love, we get it all... The movie alternates between testimonials and aerial shots of the land. In the interviews, we see our subjects in close-up as they share pieces of their lives. What we hear is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes uplifting, always riveting. The aerial shots are staggering. They give us a god-like perspective: people move in the images, their endeavours rendered small but still important. This is a movie in the tradition of Koyaanisqatsi and Baraka: mind-blowing in its visual splendour and radically humane in its concerns. Very few works of art are this ambitious, this spectacular, this big. Prepare to be swept off your feet. Prod  Jean-Yves Robin Cam  Yazid Tizi, Erik Van Laere, Bruno Cusa Ed  Françoise Bernard, Anne-Marie Sangla Mus  Armand Amar Prod Co  Humankind Production Dist/Print  Kino Lorber

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Panorama

UK

Spain

Julieta

I, Daniel Blake

PEDRO ALMODÓVAR, SPAIN, 2016, 96  MIN.

KEN LOACH, UK/FRANCE/BELGIUM, 2016, 100  MIN.

MON, OCT 3 THU, OCT 6 FRI, OCT 14

Special Presentations

3:45 PM 3:15 PM 6:30 PM

PLAY CENT CENT

WED, OCT 5 FRI, OCT 7 SAT, OCT 8

6:00 PM 1:00 PM 8:45 PM

CENT PLAY CENT

Rumours of his retirement having been greatly exaggerated, the masterful Ken Loach, now 80, returns with this emotionally shattering critique of inequality in Britain’s welfare system. Widowed and childless, Daniel Blake (Dave Johns, a stand-up comic giving the performance of a lifetime) is a 59-year-old carpenter in Newcastle who has suffered a heart attack and is living on benefits provided by the state—until, that is, British social services cuts off his benefit allowance. It seems the system has decided Daniel is fit for work, despite the fact that his personal physician has vehemently stressed the contrary. As Loach follows Daniel’s increasingly desperate attempts to reverse the state’s decision, we are given an unflinching picture of a country in crisis and a decidedly humane portrait of those being abused by a system that is meant to serve them.

After the raucous sex comedy of I’m So Excited and the psychological body horror of The Skin I Live In, Pedro Almodóvar brings us a vivid, female-driven picture that takes him back to a near-extinct genre: the heart-on-the-sleeve melodrama. Based on stories by Alice Munro, Julieta uses a familiar framework to house the director’s idiosyncratic style.

“One of Loach’s finest films, a drama of tender devastation that tells its story with an unblinking neorealist simplicity that goes right back to the plainspoken purity of Vittorio De Sica… If I, Daniel Blake had been made 20 or 30 years ago, the personalities of those in the welfare office might have been more colourfully villainized. But the film’s despair arises out of its perception that it’s the whole impersonal system that’s to blame… The quiet beauty of [the film]—the reason it’s the rare political drama that touches the soul—is that we believe, completely, in these people standing in front of us, as Ken Loach and the actors have imagined them. And when the movie ends, we feel like we won’t forget them.”—Owen Gleiberman, Variety

This is an actresses’ movie above all—a vehicle for the mesmerizing duet of Adriana Ugarte and Emma Suárez, who alternate in the lead role. Ugarte is a firecracker exploding with joie de vivre as the young Julieta, and Suárez picks up the baton for the present-day scenes that unfold when Julieta has reached the end of her tether. In one sense this is more straightforward stuff than we expect from the Spanish director, but it’s far from a sedate experience: in the best tradition of melodrama, Julieta throws itself onto the screen in an inferno of emotion and colour.

Palme d’Or, Cannes 16 Cast  Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Dylan McKiernan, Briana Shann, Kate Rutter, Sharon Percy Exec Pascal Caucheteux, Grégoire Sorlat, Vincent Maraval Prod  Rebecca O’Brien Scr  Paul Laverty Cam Robbie Ryan Ed  Jonathan Morris Prod Des  Fergus Clegg, Linda Wilson Mus  George Fenton Prod Co Sixteen Films / Why Not Productions / Wild Bunch / Les Films du Fleuve / Le Pacte Dist/Print  Mongrel Media Inc. Selected Filmography Kes; My Name is Joe; The Wind that Shakes the Barley

The turning point in our heroine’s life was her daughter’s inexplicable disappearance long ago. Now in her 50s and still searching, Julieta happens upon one of the girl’s childhood friends, who may just offer a break in the case. She begins to write a letter to her estranged child, sifting through memories in hope of uncovering an explanation but finding only grief and guilt.

“The way the film’s story is gradually pieced together through extended flashbacks offers a cumulative power that’s finally extremely moving and teasingly free of easy resolution.” —Dave Calhoun, Time Out Cast Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta, Darío Grandinetti, Rossy de Palma Exec  Agustín Almodóvar Prod  Esther Garcia Scr  Pedro Almodóvar Cam  Jean-Claude Larrieu Ed José Salcedo Prod Des  Antxon Gómez Mus  Alberto Iglesias Prod Co  El Deseo / Filmnation Entertainment / Echolake Entertainment / Blue Lake Media Fund Dist/Print  Mongrel Media Inc. Selected Filmography All About My Mother; Talk to Her; Volver

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Special Presentations

Panorama

USA

Canada

Manchester by the Sea

Milton’s Secret

KENNETH LONERGAN, USA, 2015, 136  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

6:00 PM 2:15 PM 8:30 PM

BARNET BAIN, CANADA, 2016, 89  MIN.

CENT CENT CENT

One of the highlights of this year’s Sundance, and sure to make waves come Oscar season, Manchester by the Sea is an emotional epic that navigates the choppy waters of day-to-day existence. Through the perspective of Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck in a career-best performance), the film examines a family both bound and separated by past tragedy. When his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler) passes away, Lee returns to his hometown in Massachusetts with the hope of sorting out the deceased’s affairs. He becomes the guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges), now an orphan. Over the course of a few weeks Lee plans the funeral, sorts out the estate and looks for someone to foster Patrick; all the while he faces judgment from locals who haven’t forgotten why he flew the coop so many years earlier. Director Kenneth Lonergan, in his follow up to 2011’s Margaret, folds transformative observations into the texture of everyday life. You can sense the calamitous history of this North Shore town in the rain, the cold gusts of wind and the overcast skies. This film stands with the greatest American movie dramas; to watch it in all of its tragedy, complexity and humour is to experience life-altering cinema. “The persistence of grief and the hope of redemption are themes as timeless as dramaturgy itself, but rarely do they summon forth the kind of extraordinary swirl of love, anger, tenderness and brittle humor that is Manchester by the Sea.”—Justin Chang, Variety Cast  Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Lucas Hedges, CJ Wilson, Heather Burns Exec Josh Godfrey, John Krasinski, Declan Baldwin, Bill Migliore Prod Matt Damon, Kimberley Steward, Chris Moore, Lauren Beck, Kevin J. Walsh Scr  Kenneth Lonergan Cam  Jody Lee Lipes Ed  Jennifer Lame Prod Des  Ruth De Jong Mus  Lesley Barber Prod Co  Pearl Street Films / The Media Farm / K Period Media / The A/Middleton Project / B Story Dist/Print  Mongrel Media Inc. Selected Filmography You Can Count on Me; Margaret

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FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 9

5:30 PM 3:45 PM

CENT PLAY

WORLD PREMIERE. A victim of bullying at school and a witness to his workaholic parents’ (David Sutcliffe and Mia Kirshner) tensions at home, 12-year-old Milton (William Ainscough) grows despondent and retreats into an emotional shell. In desperate need of a guardian angel, he’s fortunate to have one arrive on his doorstep in the form of his enlightened, livingin-the-moment grandfather Howard (Donald Sutherland). Wading into this fraught scene with an almost uncanny air of tranquility, Howard takes Milton under his wing and shares essential wisdom with the boy regarding how he might unburden himself of both past grievances and anxieties over the future.

VIFF is proud to present this special family screening of Barnet Bain’s open-hearted adaptation of the bestselling children’s book by renowned spiritual teacher, author and Vancouver resident Eckhart Tolle (The Power of Now). Blending contemporary concerns about financial uncertainty, bullying and social isolation with a soundtrack featuring classic pop songs by Donovan, Bain spins a timeless story about inner peace and empowerment that will resonate with parents and children alike. Given that the world seems to be growing more chaotic by the minute, the reassuring insights contained in Milton’s Secret couldn’t have been revealed at a better time. Cast  Donald Sutherland, Michelle Rodriguez, William Ainscough, Mia Kirshner, David Sutcliffe, Ella Ballentine Exec  Berry Meyerowitz, Larry Greenberg, Eckhart Tolle, Robert Friedman, Constance Kellough, Barnet Bain Prod  Sean Buckley, Stephen Huszar, Ryan Lockwood, Fred Fuchs Scr  Donald Martin, Sarah B. Cooper, Barnet Bain Cam  Ray Dumas Ed  Dev Singh Prod Des  Elisa Sauve Mus  Michael Brook Prod Co  Buck / Riverside Entertainment / Hulo Films / Milton’s Secret Productions Dist/Print  eOne Films Filmography The Lost & Found Family


Panorama

USA

Chile

Toni Erdmann

Moonlight

Maren Ade, Germany, 2016, 162 min.

BARRY JENKINS, USA, 2016, 111  MIN.

FRI, OCT 7

9:00 PM

CENT

Sophomore writer-director Barry Jenkins’ (Medicine for Melancholy) Florida-set coming-ofage tale eschews the tropes common to the genre in favour of an urgent, deeply felt take on what it means to be a black man in America today. Alternating between toughness and tenderness—and anchored by a breakout performance from newcomer Trevante Rhodes— the film follows young Chiron across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his sexuality. From his boyhood days, lived in the midst of the 1980s Miami crack epidemic, through to adulthood, the one constant in Chiron’s life has been the near-ubiquitous availability of drugs and the constant threat of violence. As a child, he was bullied at school and dealt with harshly at home by his father (Mahershala Ali, from House of Cards); as an adult (when he is so convincingly played by Rhodes), the battleground has become his own psyche. How can he come to terms with the love he feels for his best friend (The Knick’s André Holland)? Can he accept his own sexuality? Jenkins’ achievements here are both stylistic and thematic. His combination of impressionism and realism allows us to wholly enter Chiron’s life and to feel his triumphs and defeats on a visceral level. That Jenkins succeeds in doing so while shattering stereotypes along the way makes this a groundbreaking film and a sensual, intoxicating piece of cinema. “[The] best film I’ve seen in a long time and the best take on black masculinity... ever.” —Ta-Nehisi Coates Cast Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Ashton Sanders Exec  Brad Pitt, Sarah Esberg, Tarell Alvin Mccraney Prod  Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner Scr  Barry Jenkins Cam  James Laxton Ed  Nat Sanders, Joi Mcmillan Prod Des  Hannah Beachler Mus  Nicholas Britell Prod Co  A24 / Plan B Entertainment / Pastel Dist/Print  Elevation Pictures Filmography Medicine for Melancholy

Special Presentations

FRI, SEP 30 TUE, OCT 11 THU, OCT 13

8:30 PM 8:30 PM 2:15 PM

CENT RIO CENT

When Maren Ade’s debut The Forest for the Trees played VIFF 04, everyone who saw it knew she was destined for big things. Well, the very funny and yet deeply poignant Toni Erdmann is that big thing: a sui generis slice of bravura filmmaking, with a depth and a range of feeling—from the hilarious to the profoundly moving—that are extraordinarily rare these days. It is no secret that many critics and festival programmers thought the film deserved the Palme d’Or at Cannes—it is, in a word, a masterpiece. Shark-like corporate go-getter Ines (a brilliant and brave Sandra Hüller) has a testy relationship with her prank-playing father, retired music teacher Winfried (Peter Simonischek), in part because he does things like dress up in a costume and false teeth to play someone called Toni Erdmann, and in part because he keeps asking impossible questions like, “Are you happy?” Ines accepts a position in Bucharest, and soon gets an unwanted surprise: an impulsive visit from the father she’d rather avoid… “A stunningly singular third feature by Ade that transports the intricately magnified human observation of her previous work to a rich, unexpected comic realm... A humane, hilarious triumph.”—Guy Lodge, Variety “The [Cannes] festival’s most universally adored film… screened on the first weekend to laughter, tears, and several rounds of spontaneous mid-movie applause… The genius of Toni Erdmann… is the way it simultaneously deepens the central relationship while widening in scope to consider the dehumanizing toll of corporate culture, the insidious creep of globalization, the tragicomedy of generational estrangement, the demands on women in the workplace, and so much more…”—Dennis Lim, Artforum Cast  Cast Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl, Trystan Pütter, Hadewych Minis Prod Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade, Michel Merkt Scr Maren Ade Cam Patrick Orth Ed Heike Parplies Prod Des Silke Fischer Mus Patrick Veigel Prod Co Komplizen Film Dist/Print Mongrel Media Inc.

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Contemporary World Cinema

Panorama

Turkey

Contemporary World Cinema

Germany

Albüm

All of a Sudden Auf Einmal

MEHMET CAN MERTOGLU, TURKEY/ROMANIA/ FRANCE, 2016, 104  MIN.

TUE, OCT 11 THU, OCT 13

9:30 PM 4:00 PM

IN10 IN09

Canadian Premiere. To avoid opprobrium in a country that still views infertility as some sort of moral defect, office worker Bahar (Sebnem Bozoklu) and her teacher husband Cüneyt (Murat Kiliç) go to outlandish lengths to hide the fact that they are adopting a child… With rare panache, Mehmet Can Mertoglu’s mordant debut skewers some of his society’s more irrational attitudes. “[An] elegantly opaque social satire, which touches on bureaucratic ineptitude, class conflict and very questionable parenting…”—Variety

A spectacular collection of narrative films from around the globe, featuring both today’s masters and tomorrow’s visionaries.

Best Feature Film, Sarajevo 16 Cast Sebnem Bozoklu, Murat Kiliç, Riza Akin, Mihriban Er, Müfit Kayacan, Ali Meriç, Prod Yoel Meranda, Eytan Ipeker

ASLI ÖZGE, GERMANY/NETHERLANDS/FRANCE, 2016, 112 MIN.

SUN, OCT 9 MON, OCT 10

1:45 PM 6:30 PM

IN09 RIO

North American Premiere. Karsten (Sebastian Hülk) is in trouble. At the end of a party, there was one person left in his apartment. They talked, they kissed and then she stopped breathing. With her death, mysteries were born that might never be solved. Director Asli Özge has fashioned a riveting thriller; there’s danger in every glance, every seemingly innocent comment. She shows a mastery of the form, with each shot perfectly composed and each sequence exquisitely edited for maximum suspense. The tension never lets up. Fipresci Int’l Critics Prize, Istanbul 16 Cast  Sebastian Hülk, Julia Jentsch, Hanns Zischler, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Luise Heyer, Natalia Belitski Prod  Fabian Massah, Asli Özge Selected Filmography Men on the Bridge; Lifelong

Brazil

Tunisia

Aquarius

KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO, BRAZIL, 2016, 145  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 WED, OCT 5

2:30 PM 9:00 PM

RIO SFU

Four years after taking VIFF by storm with Neighbouring Sounds, Kleber Mendonça Filho returns with this socially conscious, stylistically assured character study. When a property developer lays its sights on her beachfront apartment, a widowed music journalist (Brazilian legend Sônia Braga) digs in her heels, leaving her the dilapidated building’s only resident. That said, every furnishing and object is laden with vibrant memories. “A potent portrait of personal and political struggle…”—Sight & Sound Cast  Sônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos, Humberto Carrão, Zoraide Coleto, Fernando Teixeira Prod  Émilie Lesclaux, Saïd Ben Saïd, Michel Merkt Selected Filmography Neighbouring Sounds; Critico

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Endless Poetry

As I Open My Eyes À peine j’ouvre les yeux

LEYLA BOUZID, TUNISIA/FRANCE/BELGIUM/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2015, 102  MIN.

WED, OCT 5 SAT, OCT 8

10:45 AM 7:00 PM

IN10 IN10

Tunis teen Farah (Baya Medhaffer) is caught between her middle-class mother’s conservative beliefs and her own desire to front a rock band in Leyla Bouzid’s intelligent and moving exploration of generational divisions and simmering conflict. “Bouzid’s impressive debut… [showcases] a stand-out lead performance by first-timer Baya Medhaffer… [The film] skillfully conjures the pressure-cooker atmosphere lying just below Tunisia’s surface during the waning days of the dictatorship in 2010.”—Variety Cast Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari, Aymen Omrani, Lassaad Jamoussi, Deena Abdelwahed Prod  Sandra Sa Fonseca, Imed Marzouk


Panorama

Saudi Arabia

Israel

Italy

Barakah Meets Barakah Beyond the Mountains Barakah yoqabil Barakah and Hills MAHMOUD SABBAGH, SAUDI ARABIA, 2016, 88  MIN. THU, SEP 29 FRI, OCT 7 MON, OCT 10

9:45 PM 11:15 AM 9:15 PM

CENT IN10 IN10

It seems that a meet-cute can happen anywhere, even on a Saudi Arabian pier between a civil servant (Hisham Fageeh) and a glamorous online star (Fatima Al Banawi). But what next for this unlikely could-be couple when the authorities won’t even permit an unchaperoned date? A crowd-pleaser akin to VIFF 13’s Wajda, Mahmoud Sabbagh’s candid romantic comedy looks at love in a time when traditions collide headlong with modernity. “[This] easygoing charmer conceals some sharp political barbs…”—Hollywood Reporter Cast  Hisham Fageeh, Fatima Al Banawi, Sami Hifny, Khairia Nazmi, Abdulmajeed Al-Ruhaidi, Turki Sheikk Prod  Mahmoud Sabbagh

Me’ever Laharim Vehagvaot

ERAN KOLIRIN, ISRAEL/GERMANY, 2016, 90  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 SUN, OCT 9

10:45 AM 9:15 PM

IN10 IN10

La mort de Louis XIV

ALBERT SERRA, SPAIN/FRANCE, 2016, 105  MIN.

FRI, OCT 7 SUN, OCT 9

9:45 PM 10:45 AM

IN10 SFU

ROBERTO ANDÒ, ITALY/FRANCE, 2016, 100  MIN.

GIANNI ZANASI, ITALY, 2015, 118  MIN.

6:30 PM 4:00 PM

RIO SFU

Cast Alon Pdut, Mili Eshet, Shiree Nadav-Naor, Noam Imber, Yoav Rothman Prod  Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochanan Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Lisa Shiloach Uzrad, Guy Jacoel

Cast Valerio Mastandrea, Giuseppe Battiston, Hadas Yaron, Filippo De Carli, Camilla Martini, Maurizio Donadoni Prod  Rita Rognoni, Beppe Caschetto

Dolores

9:15 PM 1:15 PM

North American Premiere. In 1950s Germany, the chance meeting between precision-model builder Georg (Udo Schenk), possessor of mysterious powers, and movie star Dolores Moor (Franziska Petri) leads to obsession and murder... Alternately funny and chilling, and based on a graphic novel, Michael Rösel’s gorgeously designed tongue-incheek cross between mad-scientist movies and melodramas of the 50s is smashing fun. Think Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In crossed with Vertigo, and add one dollop of Sirk, plus two of comedy…

Top Prize, International Competition, Jerusalem Film Festival 16

Cast  Udo Schenk, Franziska Petri, Mona Petri, Mathias Herrmann, Alexander Hörbe, Marcus Grüsser

MON, OCT 3 WED, OCT 5

8:30 PM 11:30 AM

CENT IN10

Canadian Premiere. The set-up is delicious: at a G8 meeting in Germany, the immaculately clad monk Roberto Salus (Toni Servillo, great), invited by IMF chief Daniel Roché (Daniel Auteuil) to hear his confession, goes up against a scheme to further enslave the struggling economies of Europe. Just what did Roché confess before committing suicide...? “[In] Roberto Andò’s offbeat thriller... there is much to chuckle over as the plodding, plotting politicos are outmaneuvered by the monk’s sheer goodness.”—Hollywood Reporter Ecumenical Jury Prize, Karlovy Vary 16 Cast  Toni Servillo, Daniel Auteuil, Pierfrancesco Favino, Moritz Bleibtreu, Connie Nielsen, Marie-Josée Croze Prod  Angelo Barbagallo Selected Filmography Strange Crime; Secret Journey; Long Live Freedom

The Dreamed Path Der Traumhafte Weg

KRIS AVEDISIAN, USA, 2015, 85  MIN.

PLAY IN10

SAT, OCT 1 TUE, OCT 4

Germany

Donald Cried

MICHAEL RÖSEL, GERMANY, 2016, 90  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 2

Selected Filmography A domani; Beside Myself; Non pensarci

USA

Catalan iconoclast Albert Serra (Story of My Death) pairs up with acting legend JeanPierre Léaud in this hypnotic study of the final weeks in the life of the Sun King. With observational precision and flights of dark humour, Serra crafts a singular vision of power fading away... “[The] film has a documentary-like authenticity, matching the unblinking instincts of a modern reality television series with the visual allure of the old masters... Serra has found his perfect Louis in Jean-Pierre Léaud.”—Screen

Cast  Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick D’Assumçao, Marc Susini, Irène Silvagni, Bernard Belin, Jacques Henric Prod Thierry Lounas, Albert Serra, Joaquim Saoinho, Claire Bonnefoy

Le confessioni

La felicità è un sistema complesso

Canadian Premiere. In this rueful comedy, life isn’t so sweet for Enrico (Valerio Mastandrea), whose knack for persuading irresponsible CEOs to sell their companies meets its match in two earnest, orphaned heirs. Meanwhile at home, he has a suicidal tenant to contend with. As this good man strays out of his depth and into a classic case of 21stcentury anomie, director Gianni Zanasi brings Sorrentino-esque flash and flamboyance to the proceedings, including a string of artfully choreographed, larger-than-life showstoppers.

Germany

The Death of Louis XIV

The Confessions

North American Premiere. The Greenbaums—retired army vet David (Alon Pdut), his teacher wife Rina (Shiree Nadav-Naor), son Omri (Noam Imber) and politically active daughter Yifat (Mili Eshet)—seem a moderately happy bunch in Erin Kolirin’s (The Band’s Visit) smart, precisely composed drama. But when dad’s feelings of powerlessness lead him to blindly fire his gun into the night, the family’s unravelling begins… “An intriguing… drama that starts off lightly and moves into significantly darker territory…”—Hollywood Reporter

Selected Filmography The Exchange; The Band’s Visit

Spain

Italy

The Complexity of Happiness THU, SEP 29 WED, OCT 12

Contemporary World Cinema

8:45 PM 3:00 PM

IN08 IN08

Fancying himself a Wall Street player, Peter (Jesse Wakeman) must confront his inglorious past when tragedy calls him back to his dirtbag hometown and a cruel twist of fate lands him at the door of his childhood buddy Donald (writer-director Kris Avedisian). Initially encouraging us to look down our noses at this mullet-bearing burnout, Avedisian’s tragicomedy masterfully uses its 24-hour time frame to incrementally alter our perception of its should-be protagonist. “Nothing short of brilliant...”—MUBI Cast  Kris Avedisian, Jesse Wakeman, Louisa Krause, Ted Arcidi, Robby Morse Levy, Kate Fitzgerald Prod  Kyle Martin, Sam Fleischner, Allison Carter

ANGELA SCHANELEC, GERMANY, 2016, 86  MIN.

MON, OCT 10 THU, OCT 13

9:00 PM 3:30 PM

CINE IN08

Angela Schanelec’s work is deliberately constructed, image upon image, and allows the viewer to read a seemingly realistic yet artificially created world as it is being experienced. Here she tells the intertwined stories of two couples who experience alternate bleak realities: young backpacking lovers Kenneth and Theres, who meet in Greece, and, 30 years later, husband and wife Ariane and David, living in Berlin. This being a Schanelec film, attention is required, but it is more than amply rewarded. Cast Miriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Eggert, Phil Hayes, Anaïa Zapp, Alan Williams Prod  Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti Selected Filmography Places in Cities; Marseille; Afternoon

Selected Filmography Honor de cavalleria; Story of My Death; Birdsong Buy tickets and read full film descriptions at viff.org

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Contemporary World Cinema

Panorama

Chile

Sweden

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Endless Poetry

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ALEJANDRO JODOROWSKY, CHILE/FRANCE, 2016, 128 MIN.

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Poesía sin fin

WED, OCT 5 FRI, OCT 7

9:00 PM 3:15 PM

Jätten

PLAY SFU

Cast Adan Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Leandro Taub, Pamela Flores, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Jeremias Herskovits Prod Alejandro Jodorowsky, Moises Cosio, Abbas Nokhasten, Takashi Asai

Cast  Johan Kylén Prod  Maria Dahlin

Selected Filmography El Topo; The Holy Mountain; Santa Sangre

Australia

Goldstone

Slava

IVAN SEN, AUSTRALIA, 2016, 110  MIN.

KRISTINA GROZEVA, PETAR VALCHANOV, BULGARIA/ GREECE, 2016, 98  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 9 FRI, OCT 14

4:15 PM 6:00 PM 11:00 AM

IN10 IN08 SFU

North American Premiere. When an honest railway worker finds a stash of money along the tracks, he turns in the cache to the authorities. PR spin doctor Julia (the amazing Margita Gosheva), in need of good publicity for her client, the corrupt Ministry of Transport, sets in motion a chain of events that will take a terrible toll… “[A] stiletto-sharp report on the state of modern Bulgaria… Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov have a rare ability to make gripping, politically charged drama that is entirely accessible.”—Screen

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IN08 VCT

Hilarious and moving by turns, Johannes Nyholm’s unforgettable debut introduces us to Rikard (Johan Kylén), a 30-year-old autistic with a severe facial deformation. Separated from his mother at birth, he regularly escapes from reality into an imaginary world where he is a 50-metre-tall giant. Is it there that he conceives of winning, for real, the Scandinavian Pétanque Championship as a way of regaining his mother’s love…? A simply extraordinary work—plus, you really do learn the rules of pétanque!

Glory

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6:00 PM 10:30 AM

Canadian Premiere. Cult legend Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo), now in his 80s, looks back on his youth and fashions this wildly inventive, criminally charming chronicle of the young poetry- and sex-mad Alejandro (the director’s son, Adan) let loose among the bohemians of Santiago, Chile in the 1940s and 50s. “[Jodorowsky] has managed to reinvent himself in the most spectacular and unlikely way... [This] is the most accessible movie he has ever made, and it may also be the best. It’s Felliniesque and moving.”—Variety

Bulgaria

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FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 10

Cast  Margita Gosheva, Stefan Denolyubov, Kitodar Todorov, Milko Lazarov, Georgi Stamenov, Ivan Savov Prod  Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov Filmography The Lesson

FRI, OCT 7 MON, OCT 10

6:15 PM 11:00 AM

PLAY IN10

A slow-burn mix of film noir and the Western, Ivan Sen’s sensational thriller takes Indigenous detective Jay Swann (a deliciously slovenly Aaron Pedersen), in search of a missing woman, to the frontier town of Goldstone, where corruption is rife… While Sen offers a smart critique of racism and misogyny, it’s the cracking crime story that will keep you riveted. “A masterpiece of Outback noir that packs a political punch… It’s a gorgeous film to watch, but a better and bigger one to think about…”—Guardian Cast Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, Cheng Pei-Pei, David Gulipilil, Tom E. Lewis Prod  Greer Simpkin, David Jowsey Selected Filmography Mystery Road; Dreamland; Toomelah


Panorama

Serbia

USA

Green / Is / Gold

A Good Wife Dobra Zena

RYON BAXTER, USA, 2016, 85  MIN.

MIRJANA KARANOVIC , SERBIA/BOSNIA/CROATIA, 2015, 95  MIN.

WED, OCT 5 THU, OCT 13

6:15 PM 4:00 PM

Finland

PLAY SFU

Canadian Premiere. Mirjana Karanovic brings us a drama about a woman’s courage, a husband’s secret, and a nation’s past. She plays Milena, a middle-aged Serbian wife whose life is relatively happy until she discovers a VHS tape from her husband’s war days. What she sees on that tape will change her life… “Karanovic’s fearless performance is one of an actress right on the top of her game…[it] holds you hard in its gaze.”—Eye for Film Best First Film, Brussels 16 Cast Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Duricic, Bojan Navojec, Vlado Keroševic, Ksenija Marinkovic Prod  Snežana Penev

WED, OCT 5 FRI, OCT 7

9:00 PM 3:00 PM

RIO IN08

Canadian Premiere. A basement grow-op serves as the unlikely backdrop for a comingof-age tale in this emotionally authentic rough gem. With his dad serving hard time, 13-yearold Mason (Jimmy Baxter) is sentenced to living with his estranged brother Cameron (writer-director-actual-older-sibling Ryon Baxter) on his pot plantation. As the siblings bond over the cultivation of killer bud, they also experience their first brushes with pride, adopting the credo, “If you’re going to do wrong, make sure you do it right.” Audience Award, Los Angeles 16 Cast Jimmy Baxter, Ryon Baxter, Liz Clare, Shelly Mitchell, David Fine, James Moore Prod  Ryon Baxter

Tunisia

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki Hymyilevä mies

JUHO KUOSMANEN, FINLAND/SWEDEN, 2016, 92  MIN.

THU, SEP 29 MON, OCT 3 WED, OCT 12

Contemporary World Cinema

8:30 PM 1:30 PM 6:45 PM

CINE IN09 SFU

As light on its feet as a featherweight champ, Juho Kuosmanen’s debut is a stunner, a wry and funny yet deeply humane blackand-white biopic that looks at the heroic status—attained at a price—accorded boxer (and baker) Olli Mäki in 1962 when he was set to fight American champ Davey Moore on home soil. “Olli Mäki’s warm, crinkled humanity, cockeyed humour and gorgeous, utterly immersive evocation of a less-distant-thanit-looks past exert a surprisingly universal arthouse pull... Remarkable…”—Variety Grand Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 16 Cast  Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Joanna Haartti, Esko Barquero, Elma Milonoff Prod Jussi Rantamäki

Hedi

Inhebbek Hedi MOHAMED BEN ATTIA, TUNISIA/BELGIUM/FRANCE, 2016, 88  MIN.

SUN, OCT 2 SAT, OCT 8

11:15 AM 6:00 PM

SFU RIO

North American Premiere. Produced by the Dardenne brothers and exhibiting their characteristic humane realism, Mohamed Ben Attia’s debut captures the Tunisian zeitgeist with compelling sensitivity. Hedi (Majd Mastoura, excellent) is a salesman sleepwalking through a life dominated by his mother when he meets the free-spirited Rim (Rym Ben Messaoud) and begins a torrid affair... “Quiet but pungent and featuring vibrant performances, [Hedi] offers further evidence that the rebirth of Tunisian cinema is underway...”—Hollywood Reporter Best First Feature, Best Actor, Berlin 16 Cast Majd Mastoura, Rym Ben Messaoud, Sabah Bouzouita, Omnia Ben Ghali, Hakim Boumessaoudi, Arwa Ben Smail Prod  Dora Bouchoucha Fourati

Filmography The Painting Sellers

Argentina

UK

History’s Future

Hermia & Helena

MATÍAS PIÑEIRO, ARGENTINA/USA, 2016, 87  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 6

9:00 PM 12:45 PM

Argentina

CINE IN08

9:30 PM 1:00 PM

The Human Surge

Inversion

EDUARDO WILLIAMS, ARGENTINA/BRAZIL/PORTUGAL, 2016, 97  MIN.

BEHNAM BEHZADI, IRAN, 2016, 84  MIN.

El auge del humano

FIONA TAN, UK/NETHERLANDS, 2016, 95  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 TUE, OCT 11

Iran

SFU IN08

Beautifully acted and wholly mesmerizing, Matías Piñeiro’s (The Princess of France) latest riff on Shakespeare follows Camila (Agustina Muñoz) from Buenos Aires to NYC where she begins a residency program aimed at completing a translation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Comedy vies with feeling as Camila’s life intertwines with the Bard’s text… Pure cinematic pleasure! “The film’s shift from cerebral game-playing into pure, beautifully understated emotion is both unexpected and hugely impressive…”—Slant

Canadian Premiere. Taking the subject of amnesia and turning it upside down, Fiona Tan’s drama is a meditation on memory, illusion and 21st-century Europe—not to mention a spellbinding mystery. A man known only as “Missing Person” wanders Europe, searching for his identity while the continent around him roils... Tan tears up the playbook and scatters the pieces; the result is dazzling, mind-bending cinema. “An explosion of ideas and imagery... [It] essentially attempts to rewrite the rules of cinema.”—Screen

Cast  Agustina Muñoz, María Villar, Pablo Sigal, Kyle Molzan, Ryan Miyake, Oscar Williams Prod Graham Swon, Melanie Schapiro, Jake Perlin, Andrew Adair

Cast  Mark O’Halloran, Denis Lavant, Anne Consigny, Christos Passalis, Manjinder Virk, Rifka Lodeizen Prod  Floor Onrust

Selected Filmography They All Lie; The Princess of France; Viola

Filmography Kingdom of Shadows

THU, OCT 6 THU, OCT 13

6:30 PM 10:30 AM

Varoonegi

CINE VCT

From Argentina to the Philippines via Mozambique, Eduardo Williams’ remarkably accomplished debut follows groups of disaffected teens in each of these three countries, showing how, in our most technologically wired of worlds, the kids’ similarities far outweigh their cultural differences. A fresh, visually daring drama that speaks volumes about globalization and its discontents. “The most ambitious debut film of the year… careens through three different countries with ceaseless innovation…”—IndieWire Filmmakers of the Present Award, Locarno 16 Cast Sergio Morosini, Shine Marx, Domingos Marengula, Chai Fonacier, Irene Doliente Paña, Manuel Asucan Prod  Violeta Bava, Rosa Martínez Rivero, Jerónimo Quevedo, Victoria Marotta, Rodrigo Teixeira, Rodrigo Areias

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 4

9:30 PM 4:45 PM

IN09 IN10

North American Premiere. A tribute to women’s courage, Behnam Behzadi’s film is set in a Tehran choking on smog. When her sick mother is ordered to leave for a cleaner environment, single businesswoman Niloofar (Sahar Dowlatshahi) is told by her family to drop everything. Her resistance makes for the stuff of riveting feminist drama. “Quietly dramatic... Dowlatshahi is a beautiful and dynamic actress with an open, laughing face and darkly expressive doe eyes that have a way of dominating every shot they’re in.” —Variety Cast Sahar Dowlatshahi, Ali Mosaffa, Ali Reza Aghakhani, Setareh Pesyani, Roya Javidnia, Shirin Yazdanbakhsh Prod  Behnam Behzadi Selected Filmography We Only Live Twice; The Rule of Accident

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Panorama

Israel

USA

Vancouver's leading arts source. Junction 48

UDI ALONI, ISRAEL/GERMANY/USA, 2016, 97  MIN.

SUN, OCT 9 TUE, OCT 11

9:30 PM 11:30 AM

IN09 IN10

Kate Plays Christine ROBERT GREENE, USA, 2016, 113  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 6

9:15 PM 1:00 PM

IN08 VCT

Canadian Premiere. Activist Israeli director Undi Aloni sets his latest piece of agitprop to the compelling strains of hip-hop. With his back against the wall due to Israeli oppression and spiralling violence, up-and-coming Tel Aviv rapper Kareem (Tamer Nafar) finds empowerment through his music. The script by Nafar and Oscar-nominee Oren Moverman (The Messenger) proves every bit as complex as Kareem’s rhymes, drawing from the political and personal to paint an evocative picture of contemporary Palestinian existence.

Drifting from fact to fiction like an anxious sleeper sliding into a lucid dream, Robert Greene’s study of the craft of acting and the toll it exacts on identity is one of the year’s most enthralling films. Recruited to play Christine Chubbuck, a troubled Florida newscaster who killed herself on-air in 1974, actress Kate Lyn Sheil throws herself into her research and preparation with no regard for her own psychological well-being. “A tour de force in the blending and bending of genres...”—New Yorker

Audience Award, Berlin Panorama 16; Best Film, International Narrative Competition, Tribeca 16

Special Jury Award for Writing, Sundance 16

Cast Tamer Nafar, Samar Qupty, Salwa Nakkara, Sameh Zakout, Ayed Fadel Prod  David Silber, Stefan Arndt, Lawrence Inglee, Udi Aloni

Featuring Kate Lyn Sheil, Stephanie Coatney, Michael Ray Davis, Zachary Gossel, Holland Hayes, David Mackey Prod  Douglas Tirola, Susan Bedusa Selected Filmography Kati with an I; Fake It So Real; Actress

Selected Filmography Forgiveness; Kashmir: Journey to Freedom; Art/Violence

Argentina

Iran

Kékszakállú

Lantouri

GASTÓN SOLNICKI, ARGENTINA, 2016, 72  MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 THU, OCT 13

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6:30 PM 9:00 PM

REZA DORMISHIAN, IRAN, 2016, 115  MIN.

CINE CINE

Gastón Solnicki’s (Süden, VIFF 08; Papirosen, VIFF 11) entrancing first fiction feature, indirectly inspired by Béla Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle, uses his documentarian’s eye to chronicle the lives of several young women existing in a world bordered by privilege on one side and economic and spiritual recession on the other. Roving from Buenos Aires to Punta del Este, Solnicki has fashioned a charming and melancholic—and truly captivating—tale of youthful inertia tinged with a sense of hope. Cast  Laila Maltz, Katia Szechtman, Lara Tarlowski, Natali Maltz, Maria Soldi, Pedro Trocca Prod Iván Eibuszyc, Gastón Solnicki

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Selected Filmography Süden; Papirosen

TUE, OCT 4 TUE, OCT 11

9:00 PM 12:30 PM

CENT PLAY

North American Premiere. Not for the fainthearted, Reza Dormishian’s tour-de-force takes the “eye for an eye” justice permitted by Islamic law to its logical extreme. A Lantouri gang member (Navid Mohammadzadeh), obsessed with a crusading journalist (Maryam Palizban), deals with her rejection by throwing acid in her face… Covering many issues plaguing Tehran today, the film unspools “with near-cyclonic force… [This is an] ambitious examination of the churning frustrations of Iran’s disenfranchised younger generation…”—Variety Cast Navid Mohammadzadeh, Maryam Palizban, Baran Kosari, Mehdi Kooshki, Bahram Afshari, Reza Behboudi Prod  Reza Dormishian Selected Filmography Jadoughar; Hatred; I’m Not Angry!


Panorama

Poland

Italy

Hungary

Czech Republic

The Last Family

Like Crazy

Lily Lane

JAN P. MATUSZYNSKI, POLAND, 2016, 123  MIN.

PAOLO VIRZÌ, ITALY/FRANCE, 2016, 116  MIN.

BENEDEK FLIEGAUF, HUNGARY, 2016, 91  MIN.

La pazza gioia

Ostatnia Rodzina

TUE, OCT 4 WED, OCT 5 SUN, OCT 9

6:00 PM 1:15 PM 6:00 PM

PLAY IN10 CINE

North American Premiere. For decades, Polish surrealist Zdzislaw Beksinski obsessively recorded—in photographs, on video and on audiotape—every aspect of his life in the modest apartment he shared with his wife, mother and mother-in-law. Inspired by this archive, Jan P. Matuszynski has constructed a portrait of the artist as a mild, unassuming husband and son, and a loving father to a troubled, volatile son of his own. The banal sits cheek by jowl with madness, death and desire in this trenchant, superbly executed debut feature. Best Actor, Locarno 16 Cast Andrzej Seweryn, Dawid Ogrodnik, Aleksandra Konieczna, Andrzej Chyra Prod  Leszek Bodzak, Aneta Hickinbotham

SAT, OCT 1 THU, OCT 6

Lost in Munich

Liliom Ösvény

9:15 PM 2:30 PM

SFU SFU

FRI, SEP 30 WED, OCT 5

Ztraceni v Mnichove

8:30 PM 4:00 PM

PETR ZELENKA, CZECH REPUBLIC, 2015, 105  MIN.

CINE CINE

North American Premiere. Valeria Bruni Tedeschi and Micaela Ramazzotti are both superb as (bi-)polar opposites who bond when they escape from a Tuscan mental institution in Paolo Virzì’s (Human Capital) smart and funny character study. Virzi’s characteristic concern with socio-political issues adds another level to a vastly entertaining film. “A terrific comedy-drama about two women in a mental institution that avoids the pitfalls such a scenario could encounter and boasts delicious dialogue with a rare sense of balance.”—Variety

Canadian Premiere. A mother (Angéla Stefanovics) haunted by past trauma and the seven-year-old son (Bálint Sótony) she both captivates and frightens with tales that may or may not be true are the twin poles around which Benedek Fliegauf (Womb) weaves this eerie and indelible work. Be prepared to have your dreams disturbed… “An evocative mood piece [that falls] somewhere between Terrence Malick and Andrei Tarkovsky… [An] aesthetically intoxicating study of childhood, memory and creepy bedtime tales…”—Hollywood Reporter

Cast Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Micaela Ramazzotti, Valentina Carnelutti, Tommaso Ragno, Bob Messini, Sergio Albelli Prod  Marco Belardi

Cast Angéla Stefanovics, Bálint Sótonyi, Miklós Székely B., Mária Gindert, Maja Balogh, Bence Somkúti Prod  Benedek Fliegauf, András Pires Muh, Erno Mesterházy, Mónika Mécs

Selected Filmography Human Capital; Caterina in the Big City

Contemporary World Cinema

Selected Filmography Milky Way; Womb; Just the Wind

THU, SEP 29 SUN, OCT 2 MON, OCT 10

9:15 PM 4:30 PM 6:30 PM

SFU IN09 CINE

A 90-year-old French parrot in Prague causes an international incident by reciting racist words spoken by Édouard Daladier, the French prime minister who signed the 1938 Munich Agreement granting Hitler much of Czechoslovakia... But wait! The parrot episode is part of a film within a documentary charting the dysfunctional feature’s collapse (think Truffaut’s Day for Night)… “Petr Zelenka’s mischievous mix of farce and tragedy [is wrapped] in levity, irony and warmhearted charm…”—Hollywood Reporter Best Screenplay, Czech Lion 16 Cast  Martin Myšicka, Marek Taclík, Jana Plodková, Tomáš Bambušek, Vladimír Škultéty, Jitka Schneiderová Prod  David Ondrícek Filmography Buttoners, The Karamazov Brothers

Filmography Deep Love

Sweden

Estonia

Ghana

A Man Called Ove

Mother

HANNES HOLM, SWEDEN, 2015, 116  MIN.

KADRI KÕUSAAR, ESTONIA, 2016, 89  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 SAT, OCT 8

9:30 PM 10:45 AM

Nakom

Ema

En man som heter Ove

RIO SFU

Patrolling his neighbourhood for signs of disorder, sticking his nose into everyone’s business, observing no social niceties when dealing with “idiots”—Ove (Rolf Lassgard) is one cantankerous old git! The arrival of a young family next door, however, sets in motion a charming tale that uses flashbacks and wonderful acting to tell Ove’s story… “A touching comic crowd-pleaser… Hannes Holm’s irresistible adaptation of Fredrik Backman’s eponymous bestselling novel… [is] a heartwarming tale...”—Variety Cast Rolf Lassgard, Bahar Pars, Filip Berg, Ida Engvoll, Tobias Almborg, Klas Wiljergard Prod Annica Bellander, Nicklas Wikst Nicastro Selected Filmography The Reunion; Every Other Week; Behind Blue Skies

SAT, OCT 1 SAT, OCT 8 THU, OCT 13

Chile

11:30 AM 8:45 PM 6:30 PM

KELLY DANIELA NORRIS, T.W. PITTMAN, GHANA/USA, 2016, 82  MIN.

IN10 SFU SFU

Canadian Premiere. If you’re looking for dark thrills or biting comedy, Kadri Kõusaar’s small-town Estonian crime thriller will prove quite the discovery! Schoolteacher Lauri (Siim Maaten) withdraws a large sum of money right before a gun accident leaves him comatose. Who did the deed and where’s the cash? That’s what everyone wants to know. Funny, suspenseful and chock full of eccentric characters, this is a droll delight. “A pleasure to watch... [the film] will keep you guessing until the very end.”—Variety Cast  Tiina Mälberg, Andres Tabun, Andres Noormets, Siim Maaten, Jaan Pehk, Jaak Prints Prod  Aet Laigu Selected Filmography Magnus; The Arbiter

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 9

1:30 PM 6:30 PM

IN09 RIO

Neruda

PABLO LARRAÍN, CHILE/ARGENTINA/SPAIN/FRANCE, 2016, 108 MIN.

SUN, OCT 2 SUN, OCT 9

6:00 PM 1:00 PM

CENT PLAY

Canadian Premiere. They say home is where the heart is. Well, that maxim is put to the test in this gem of a film. The country is Ghana; our hero is a medical student who returns to his hometown following his father’s death. There he faces a family farm in disarray, his dad’s two feuding widows and many more problems, including the question of his future... “An unassuming but winning ambition-versus-roots tale... [The film] readily captures the specificity of its setting and of local mores.”—Hollywood Reporter

Another robust and inventive drama from Pablo Larraín (No, VIFF 12; The Club, VIFF 15), Neruda, set in 1948 Chile, features Gael García Bernal (terrific) as a somewhat inept yet self-aggrandizing police detective who makes it his mission to hunt down Pablo Neruda (Luis Gnecco) after the poet is forced into hiding for his beliefs… “[This represents] the director at his stunning best with a work of such cleverness and beauty, alongside such power, that it’s hard to know how to parcel out praise…”—Variety

Cast  Jacob Ayanaba, Grace Ayariga, Abdul Aziz, Justina Kulidu, Shetu Musah, Esther Issaka Prod Isaac Adakudugu, Kelly Daniela Norris, T.W. Pittman, Giovanni Ximenez

Cast Luis Gnecco, Gael García Bernal, Mercedes Morán, Diego Muñoz, Pablo Derqui, Michael Silva Prod  Juan de Dios Larraín Select Filmography Tony Manero; No; The Club

Filmography (Kelly Daniela Norris) Shades of Blue

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Contemporary World Cinema

Panorama

GermanFilmsVIFF2016_Artwork 18.08.16 12:47 Seite 1 Germany

Portugal

Original Bliss

The Ornithologist

Gleissendes glück

O Ornitólogo

SVEN TADDICKEN, GERMANY, 2016, 102  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 WED, OCT 5

9:15 PM 4:30 PM

JOÃO PEDRO RODRIGUES, PORTUGAL, 2016, 118  MIN.

PLAY IN10

North American Premiere. The Lives of Others (2006) co-stars Martina Gedeck and Ulrich Tukur re-team for Sven Taddicken’s (My Brother the Vampire) wholly original drama about a seemingly complacent housewife (Gedeck, mesmerizing) whose underlying masochism leads her to embark on a relationship with her shrink (Tukur)... “An elegantly disquieting investigation into the interrelation of faith, violence and sexual degradation, held together by a rivetingly sure-footed performance by German star Martina Gedeck...” —Variety Fipresci International Critics Prize, Europa Cinema Award, Karlovy Vary 16

THU, OCT 6 MON, OCT 10

3:15 PM 6:15 PM

IN08 VCT

João Pedro Rodrigues returns with a beautiful, provocative and highly personal modern reading of the life of St. Anthony of Padua. When we first see Fernando (Paul Hamy), he is idyllically pursuing his love of birdwatching. Soon, however, a canoeing mishap and a decidedly strange encounter with two (female) Chinese pilgrims mark the turn into queered up allegorical territory. Prepare to be dazzled and intrigued. “Puts the ‘vision’ in visionary… Remarkable [and] gorgeously realized…”— Hollywood Reporter Best Director, Locarno 16

Cast Martina Gedeck, Ulrich Tukur, Johannes Krisch Prod Manuel Bickenbach, Alexander Bickenbach

Cast Paul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues, Han Wen, Chan Suan, Juliane Elti Prod João Figueiras, Diogo Varela Silva, Vincent Wang, Antoine Barraud, Gustavo Ángel, Alex García, Maria Fernanda Scardino

Selected Filmography My Brother the Vampire; Emma’s Bliss; 12 Paces without a Head

Selected Filmography O Fantasma; To Die Like a Man; The Last Time I Saw Macao

Mexico

USA

Italian Film Fest Vancouver Panamerican Machinery

Paterson

JIM JARMUSCH, USA, 2016, 113  MIN.

Maquinaria Panamericana

JOAQUÍN DEL PASO, MEXICO/POLAND, 2016, 86  MIN.

MON, OCT 10 TUE, OCT 11

JANUARY 2017

Vancity Theatre | 1181 Seymour St

iffest.ca

9:15 PM 11:00 AM

Canadian Premiere. The aging, affable employees of Mexico City’s Panamerican Machinery are preparing for the weekend when bad news abruptly arrives in threes: their beloved boss has dropped dead, the company’s finances have imploded and their pensions have disappeared. Suddenly masters of their own destinies, they circle the wagons (and lock the gates for good measure) and look to stave off the factory’s closure. Joaquín del Paso reveals the absurdity that ensues when the influences of Buñuel and Chaplin intersect! Cast  Javier Zaragoza, Ramiro Orozco, Irene Ramirez, Edmundo Mosqueira, Delfino López, Cecilia García Prod  Joaquín del Paso, Susana Bernal Selected Filmography Pacifico; Hel

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RIO IN09

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 11 FRI, OCT 14

3:45 PM 8:45 PM 6:00 PM

PLAY CENT RIO

Adam Driver is Paterson, a bus driver and aspiring poet in Paterson, New Jersey, and Iranian star Golshifteh Farahani is his wife, Laura, in Jim Jarmusch’s delightful ode to love, life, inspiration and William Carlos Williams. “A lovely... fable about the fragile, fruitful and just occasionally fraught relationship between creativity and everyday life... There’s so very much to enjoy here: Jarmusch’s wry script and beautifully becalmed direction, Fred Elmes’ quietly glowing photography…”— Time Out Cast  Adam Driver, Golshifteh Farahani, Barry Shabaka Henley, Cliff Smith, Chasten Harmon, William Jackson Harper Prod Joshua Astrachan, Carter Logan Selected Filmography Stranger Than Paradise; Dead Man; Broken Flowers


Panorama

India

UK

A Quiet Passion

Pihu

TERENCE DAVIES, UK/BELGIUM, 2015, 125  MIN.

VINOD KAPRI, INDIA, 2016, 94  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 2

Croatia

9:15 PM 1:45 PM

SFU IN09

MON, OCT 3 SUN, OCT 9

6:00 PM 11:00 AM

CENT IN09

International Premiere. It takes confidence to make a film with only one character, but to make that character a two-year-old girl goes beyond the audacious into the realm of… well, let’s call it “cinema.” Director Vinod Kapri’s suspenseful charmer begins with toddler Pihu (Pihu Myra Vishwakarma, a delight) failing to wake up her unconscious mother. What follows is a model of unpretentious inventiveness (see the shot from inside a revolving microwave!) as Pihu runs through a checklist of all the possible dangers in a home…

The life of the great American poet Emily Dickinson (played here by a superb Cynthia Nixon) is brought luminously to life by, appropriately enough, a master poet of the cinema, Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea). Davies imbues Dickinson’s cloistered life with a beauty that shows her for the quiet rebel she was. “Nixon does a brilliant job... Above all, though, it is Davies’ ability to invest even the most apparently humdrum moments with some form of intense radiance that sustains his film.”—Guardian

Cast  Pihu Myra Vishwakarma Prod  Shilpa Jindal

Cast  Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradine, Jodhi May, Catherine Bailey, Emma Bell Prod Roy Boulter, Solon Papadopoulos Selected Filmography The Long Day Closes; The House of Mirth; The Deep Blue Sea

Netherlands

New Zealand

La Tortue Rouge

ALISON MACLEAN, NEW ZEALAND, 2016, 102  MIN.

MICHAEL DUDOK DE WIT, NETHERLANDS/FRANCE/ JAPAN, 2016, 80 MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 THU, OCT 6

2:30 PM 6:15 PM

CENT PLAY

A marvellous, dialogue-free slice of animated poetry, this collaboration between Dutch Oscar-winner (for the animated short Father and Daughter) Michael Dudok de Wit and Japan’s Studio Ghibli gives us a Robinson Crusoe-like man, stranded on a desert isle, whose adventures delve deep into the allegorical and fantastic... “A fable so simple, so pure, it feels as if it has existed for hundreds of years, like a brilliant shard of sea glass rendered smooth and elegant through generations of retelling.”—Variety Prod  Valérie Schermann, Christophe Jankovic

FRI, SEP 30 SAT, OCT 8 SUN, OCT 9

Iran

Quit Staring at My Plate Radio Dreams Ne gledaj mi u pijat

BABAK JALALI, IRAN/USA, 2016, 97  MIN.

HANA JUŠIC, CROATIA, 2016, 105  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 WED, OCT 12

9:45 PM 1:00 PM

IN09 IN08

North American Premiere. Written and directed by first-timer Hana Jušic, this honest and intelligent realist drama is a rare thing: a film from Croatia made by a young woman that focuses on a young woman and her problems. Marijana (newcomer Mia Petricevic) lives in cramped quarters with her family in a provincial seaside town. When her autocratic father suffers a stroke, it falls to her—she’s a lab tech—to provide for all. The burden proves too much for the 24-year-old, and soon she is engaging in some seriously risky behaviour... Cast  Mia Petricevic, Nikša Butijer, Zlatko Buric, Arijana Culina, Karla Brbic Prod Ankica Juric Tilic

10:45 AM 6:30 PM 3:45 PM

IN10 PLAY CENT

MON, OCT 10 THU, OCT 13

9:30 PM 1:30 PM

PLAY IN09

Iranian-born Babak Jalali’s witty and whipsmart take on immigration, assimilation and the frayed edges of the American Dream focuses on a day at a struggling Persian radio station in San Francisco. Starring folk musician Mohsen Namjoo (considered Iran’s Bob Dylan) as the station’s besieged manager, the film is “a culture-clash charmer [that contrasts] wavelengths of humour and seriousness... Warm-hearted but tough-edged... Radio Dreams is also wonderfully cast from top to bottom.”—Hollywood Reporter Tiger Award, Rotterdam 16 Cast Mohsen Namjoo, Lars Ulrich, Sulyman Qardash, Siddique Ahmed, Raby Adib, Mohammad Talani Prod Marjaneh Moghimi Selected Filmography Frontier Blues; Heydar: An Afghan in Tehran

India

The Rehearsal

The Red Turtle

Contemporary World Cinema

Iran

The River of Fables

The Salesman

Kothanodi

Forushande

BHASKAR HAZARIKA, INDIA, 2015, 118  MIN.

SUN, OCT 9 TUE, OCT 11

4:30 PM 9:30 PM

ASGHAR FARHADI, IRAN/FRANCE, 2016, 125 MIN.

SFU PLAY

MON, OCT 10 WED, OCT 12

9:15 PM 1:15 PM

CENT IN09

Canadian-born, New Zealand-raised Alison Maclean (remember Crush from VIFF 93?) makes a fine comeback with this deeply felt and superbly directed drama about a group of acting students coming to grips with their personal and professional lives under the tutelage of a great teacher (Kerry Fox, perfect). Unfolding over one school year, the film is honest, profound and beautifully acted. “Narratively teasing, structurally taut and emotionally textured… A drama that’s as piercing as it is potent.”—Screen

Canadian Premiere. A teenage girl’s arranged marriage to a python is only the beginning of the spellbinding eeriness on offer in Bhaskar Hazarika’s haunting directorial debut. Inspired by Assamese folklore, the film’s four uncanny parables about witchcraft and wickedness are rendered all the more otherworldly by the fact that they’re set in a modern milieu and staged in a style that borders on social realism. “Suspenseful, mysterious storytelling always one happy step into the realm of magic…”—Hollywood Reporter

After scoring an Oscar for A Separation and making The Past in Paris, Asghar Farhadi returns to Tehran for this quietly gripping tale about Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a couple whose relationship comes unglued after Rana is assaulted. Emad is determined to find the culprit, but when he does, what will he do? And at what cost? “Another finely cut gem of neorealist suspense… Every shot is in place, every line leading to an outcome that feels quietly up for grabs…”—Variety

Cast  Kerry Fox, James Rolleston, Alice Englert, Ella Edward, Kieran Charnock, Michelle Ny Prod Bridget Ikin, Trevor Haysom

Cast  Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Zerifa Wahid, Urmila Mahanta, Kopil Bora, Asha Bordoloi Prod Anurupa Hazarika, Utpala Mukherjee

Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Cannes 16

Selected Filmography Crush; Jesus’ Son

Cast Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Baba Karimi, Farid Sajjadihosseini, Mina Sadaati, Maral Bani Adam Prod  Asghar Farhadi, Alexandre MalletGuy Selected Filmography About Elly; A Separation; The Past Buy tickets and read full film descriptions at viff.org

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Contemporary World Cinema

Panorama

Romania

VANCOUVER

POLISH FILM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 21-23 | 2016 www.vpff.ca

South Africa

Scarred Hearts

Shepherds and Butchers

Inimi cicatrizate

RADU JUDE, ROMANIA, 2016, 141  MIN.

MON, OCT 10 FRI, OCT 14

8:45 PM 3:45 PM

VCT VCT

North American Premiere. Set in 1937, Radu Jude’s (Aferim!) gorgeously shot and deeply felt adaptation of Romanian author Max Blecher’s autobiographical novel focuses on the young Emanuel (newcomer Lucian Tedor Rus, superb), a man suffering from spinal tuberculosis who absolutely refuses to let his debilitating illness destroy his lust for life… “Another compelling step forward from [Jude]… Alternately funny, raunchy and sad… [The film is] littered with colourful exchanges, passionate romances and emotional asides.”—IndieWire Special Jury Prize, Locarno 16 Cast Lucian Tedor Rus, Ivana Mladenovic, Ilinca Harnut, Serban Pavlu, Marian Olteanu, Alexandru Dabija Prod  Ada Solomon Selected Filmography The Happiest Girl in the World; Everybody in Our Family; Aferim!

USA

Branchez-vous sur Radio-Canada

Short Stay

Radio-Canada

La Radio de Radio-Canada

ICI Musique

ICI Tou.tv

SUIVEZ-NOUS @ici_cb

AIMEZ-NOUS ICI Colombie-Britannique / Yukon ici_cbyukon

REGARDEZ-NOUS ICI CB / Yukon

VISITEZ-NOUS ICI.Radio-Canada.ca/ colombie-britannique

SFU PLAY

North American Premiere. In 1987, 164 people, most of them black, were legally put to death in South Africa. Oliver Schmitz’s (the groundbreaking Mapantsula; Life, Above All) tense courtroom drama stars Steve Coogan as a crusading lawyer whose anti-capital punishment position leads him to take on the seemingly open-and-shut case of a young man, traumatized by his job as a governmentsanctioned executioner, facing the death penalty for gunning down seven unarmed men. “A rare, disorienting perspective on capital punishment…”—Variety Cast Steve Coogan, Garion Dowds, Andrea Riseborough, Eduan van Jaarsveldt, Robert Hobbs, Marcel van Heerden Prod Anant Singh, Brian Cox Selected Filmography Mapantsula; Life, Above All

CRISTI PUIU, ROMANIA, 2016, 173  MIN.

8:30 PM 4:00 PM

CINE CINE

Canadian Premiere. Ted Fendt’s impeccably crafted comic gem marks 2016’s great deadpan discovery from the American indie scene. “Affectless” barely begins to describe Mike (Mike Maccherone), who stays the stone-faced course as he drifts between meaningless jobs. Fendt has created something quite remarkable here: an anti-hero’s non-journey in which inertia couldn’t feel more alive. “This is slacker cinema for people who can’t even be bothered to light a joint— in its own strange way, a marvelous thing.” —Village Voice Cast  Mike Maccherone, Donna Maccherone, Katie Boynton, Scott Fleming, Mark Simmons, Claire Simmons Prod Ted Fendt, Britni West, Blake LaRue, Graham Swindoll

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1:30 PM 9:00 PM

Sieranevada

Preceded By Indefinite Pitch p. 99

SAT, OCT 8 THU, OCT 13

SAT, OCT 1 SUN, OCT 9

Romania

TED FENDT, USA, 2015, 61  MIN.

TÉLÉCHARGEZ LES APPLICATIONS MOBILES

OLIVER SCHMITZ, SOUTH AFRICA/USA/GERMANY, 2016, 107  MIN.

FRI, OCT 7 MON, OCT 10

9:00 PM 10:45 AM

IN09 IN09

No stone—whether familial, political, social or historical—goes unturned in Cristi Puiu’s (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) mordantly funny, masterfully choreographed chronicle of one large family’s meal honouring a recently deceased relative. Puiu’s control and his cast’s performances are breathtaking. “A claustrophobic, quietly absurd, blackly comic family portrait, Sieranevada [is] a deeply involving, curiously mysterious experience... The sense of having shared real lives... is incontestable.”—Time Out Cast Mimi Branescu, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrache, Dana Dogaru, Sorin Medeleni, Ana Ciontea Prod  Anca Puiu Selected Filmography The Death of Mr. Lazarescu; Aurora


Panorama

USA

Egypt

Sin Alas

6:45 PM 3:15 PM

IN09 RIO

Canadian Premiere. The first American film shot in Cuba since the revolution, Ben Chace’s love story seems simple at first but accrues considerable depth and emotion. Elderly Luis (Carlos Padrón) reads the obituary of a famous dancer—his lover from long ago. His memories and dreams are tinged with a half-recalled melody, a tune that he tries to track down with the help of an amigo. As the song leads Luis on a melancholy journey through a painful but passionate past, Chace immerses us in the rhythms and textures of Havana. Cast  Carlos Padrón, Mario Limonta, Yulisleyvís Rodriguez, Lieter Ledesma,Verónica Lynn, Adael Rosales Prod Sean Lamb Selected Filmography Wah Do Dem

Greece

Sins of the Flesh

The Student

KHALED EL HAGAR, EGYPT, 2016, 124  MIN.

KIRILL SEREBRENNIKOV, RUSSIA, 2016, 118  MIN.

Haram El Gasad

BEN CHACE, USA/CUBA, 2015, 84  MIN.

FRI, OCT 7 SUN, OCT 9

Russia

WED, OCT 5 FRI, OCT 7

8:15 PM 3:30 PM

Suntan

(M)uchenik

IN08 IN09

North American Premiere. From Khaled El Hagar, one of Egypt’s most controversial filmmakers, comes a drama of betrayal, passion and political upheaval. As millions of Egyptians gather to demand the overthrow of President Mubarak, an intimate struggle for freedom plays out on a farm, where Fatma (Nahed El Sebai), confined to a marriage of convenience, begins a transgressive affair. This is a scathing critique of the establishment, with an unflinching climax that questions where the revolution is headed and what it’s accomplished. Cast Nahed El Sebai, Ahmed Abdala Mahomud, Zaki Faten, Mahmoud El Bezawi, Sawla Aly, Ahmed Adway Prod Gaby Khoury

SUN, OCT 2 FRI, OCT 7

9:30 PM 12:30 PM

PLAY SFU

North American Premiere. A battle of wills between a fanatically Orthodox teen, Venya (Pyotr Skvortsov), and his atheistic biology teacher, Elena (Victoria Isakova), threatens to careen over into tragedy in Kirill Serebrennikov’s savage satire on the state of Russia today. As Venya’s extremism lurches into antiSemitism and homophobia, Serebrennikov takes dead aim at Russia’s regression. “Splendid... A stormy, swoon-inducingly shot bout of Russian moral wrestling that hits as hard and as heavily as a nastoyka hangover...”—Variety Cast Petr Skvortsov, Victoria Isakova, Svetlana Bragarnik, Anton Vasiliev, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandra Revenkoi Prod Ilya Stewart, Diana Safarova, Yury Kozyrev,Murad Osmann, Sergey Shtern, Svetlana Ustinova, Ilya Dzhincharadze, Katerina Komolova, Cosimo Fin Selected Filmography Bed Stories; Playing the Victim; Betrayal

Italy

Australia

Fai bei sogni

MARCO BELLOCCHIO, ITALY/FRANCE, 2016, 134  MIN.

SUN, OCT 9 WED, OCT 12

9:00 PM 1:45 PM

Czech Republic

Tanna

Sweet Dreams RIO IN10

Continuing his career-long exploration of Freudian issues, Italian master Marco Bellocchio profiles a journalist (Valerio Mastandrea) who’s never come to grips with the passing of his mother (played in flashbacks by Barbara Ronchi). The temporally unmoored narrative sets us adrift through a life prematurely deprived of its most influential figure. “Embracing the melodrama of his source, Bellocchio’s sprawling, virtuosic drama [boasts] a subjectivity simultaneously sentimental and subtly satiric.”—MUBI Cast  Valerio Mastandrea, Barbara Ronchi, Bérénice Bejo, Dario Dal Pero, Guido Caprino, Nicolò Cabras Prod  Beppe Caschetto Selected Filmography Fists in the Pocket; Good Morning, Night; Vincere

SAT, OCT 8 TUE, OCT 11

4:00 PM 6:00 PM

Canadian Premiere. Set on the South Pacific island that lends the film its name, this is a rousing story rooted in a world of tribes, chiefs and shamans. The tale was inspired by true events and developed by directors Martin Butler and Bentley Dean in collaboration with the local villagers, whose way of life the movie so lovingly depicts. If you’re looking for adventure and beauty, this is a movie that will transport you. “[A] soulful folktale... told with captivating simplicity and yet richly cinematic.”—Hollywood Reporter Cast Mungau Dain, Marie Wawa, Marceline Rofit, Chief Charlie Kahla, Albi Nangia, Lingai Kowia Prod  Martin Butler, Bentley Dean, Carolyn Johnson Filmography (Bentley Dean) Contact

4:00 PM 6:30 PM 8:45 PM

IN09 RIO SFU

Canadian Premiere. It’s summer in Greece and the beaches are awash with tanned young hedonists. This proves the undoing of Kostis (Makis Papdimitriou), a doughy, middle-aged doctor who becomes infatuated with Ana (Elli Tringou) after dressing her flesh wounds. Adopted as her hard-partying gang’s sad-sack mascot, he’s summarily banished for failing to curb his rampant desire. Of course, ostracization only fuels his obsession, allowing Argyris Papadimitropoulos to deliver “an absorbing, discomfiting drama...”—Sight & Sound Best Film, Edinburgh 16 Cast Makis Papadimitriou, Elli Tringou, Milou Van Groesen, Dimi Hart, Hara Kotsali, Marcus Collen Prod  Phaedra Vokali, Argyris Papadimitropoulos Selected Filmography Bank Bang; Wasted Youth

ERICA FAE, USA, 2015, 88  MIN.

JAN HREBEJK, CZECH REPUBLIC/SLOVAKIA, 2016, 102 MIN.

WED, OCT 12 FRI, OCT 14

FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 3 THU, OCT 13

To Keep the Light

Ucitelka

SFU CENT

ARGYRIS PAPADIMITROPOULOS, GREECE, 2016, 104 MIN.

USA

The Teacher

MARTIN BUTLER, BENTLEY DEAN, AUSTRALIA/ VANUATU, 2015, 104  MIN.

Contemporary World Cinema

8:45 PM 1:30 PM

IN09 SFU

Canadian Premiere. Director Jan Hrebejk and writer Petr Jarchovský (Divided We Fall) are in top form with this compelling dramedy set in 1983 Bratislava. Mrs. Drazdechova (Zuzana Mauréry, best actress at Karlovy Vary), teacher and the head of the local Communist Party, uses her position and her pupils to squeeze their parents for material benefit— and if you don’t play the game, Junior’s marks plummet. But a revolt is brewing… Based on an incident from Jarchovský’s youth, this is deadly serious and darkly humorous by turns. Best Actress, Karlovy Vary 16

FRI, OCT 7 SUN, OCT 9

6:00 PM 10:45 AM

CINE IN10

Canadian Premiere. After assuming her ailing husband’s responsibilities as a lighthouse keeper, Abbie (writer-director Erica Fae) is horrified to discover a Swedish seaman (Antti Reini) washed up outside her keep. Did she cause a shipwreck? The local authorities are certainly eager to assert this. Set in the 19th century, Fae’s film displays a gift for both masterful composition and mesmerizing drama as she imparts this involving story of an embattled woman relegated to the fringes of society but determined to be respected. Cast  Erica Fae, Antti Reini, David Patrick Kelly, Wass Stevens, Jarlath Conroy, Gabe Fazio Prod  Erica Fae, Jane W. Applegate

Cast Zuzana Mauréry, Csongor Kassai, Zuzana Konecná, Tamara Fischer, Martin Havelka Prod Tibor Búza, Zuzana Mistríková, Lubica Orechovská, Ondrej Zima, Jan Prušinovský Selected Filmography Divided We Fall; Up and Down; Kawasaki’s Rose Buy tickets and read full film descriptions at viff.org

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Panorama

India

Austria

Twilight Over Burma

The Trap 6:30 PM 10:45 AM

IN09 IN09

North American Premiere. Adapted from Chekhov’s Vanka, this is a realist heartbreaker: the story of an orphan boy (the adorable Ashanth K. Sha) living in rural poverty with his grandfather (Kumarakom Vasudevan). When the old man gets too sick to be a caregiver, he decides to send his young charge off to the city to be educated... Taking us to the centre of a cruel world, director Jayaraj Rajasekharan Nair shows a sure hand in both conveying the small-scale beauties of nature and creating compelling drama of the highest order. Audience Award, India 15; Crystal Bear, Berlin Generation Kplus Cast  Shine Tom Chacko, Kumarakaom Vasudevan, Master Ashanth K Sha, Thomas J Kannampuzha, Sabitha Jayaraj, Master Hafis Muhammed Prod K Mohan, Vinod Vijayan

SABINE DERFLINGER, AUSTRIA/THAILAND, 2015, 99 MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 WED, OCT 5

11:00 AM 6:30 PM

1:

JAYARAJ RAJASEKHARAN NAIR, INDIA, 2015, 81  MIN.

54

Dämmerung über Burma

Ottaal

FRI, SEP 30 TUE, OCT 4

Contemporary World Cinema

IN09 SFU

North American Premiere. See the movie that censors in Burma pulled from a human rights festival for being too subversive! It’s the story of Inge (Maria Ehrich), a beautiful Austrian student who unwittingly marries into Burmese royalty. No sooner has she adapted to her exotic new life than a military coup lands her husband in prison. As she strives to orchestrate his release, glamour and romance meet politics and intrigue in a compelling crowd-pleaser graced with the wonderful performances of Ehrich and Daweerit Chullasapy. Cast Maria Ehrich, Pauline Knof, Simon Schwarz, Daweerit Chullasapy, Venetia Yanisa Hogg, Sahajak Boonthanakit Prod  Isabelle Welter Selected Filmography Step on It; 42plus; Day and Night

Selected Filmography The Train; Nayika; Camel Safari

Belgium

Sweden

VIFF High School Program Last year, VIFF welcomed over 1,000 secondary students to weekday matinee screenings and offered them the chance to experience the very best in contemporary international cinema. In 2016, we’ve selected another set of films that are particularly relevant to today’s youth. Whether it’s the story of a 14-year-old hip-hop singer in Iran, the drama of a high school athlete’s struggle with bullying or a documentary portrait of adolescence in all its wild confusion, these are powerful films that resonate with younger audiences and offer exciting glimpses into the world we share.

High School Groups: Only $8 per ticket Full details and film ratings at viff.org

The Unknown Girl

The Yard

JEAN-PIERRE DARDENNE, LUC DARDENNE, BELGIUM/ FRANCE, 2016, 113  MIN.

MÅNS MÅNSSON, SWEDEN/GERMANY, 2016, 78  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 3 FRI, OCT 14

2:30 PM 9:15 PM 6:15 PM

CENT CENT SFU

Adèle Haenel (Love at First Fight, VIFF 14) confirms her place in the firmament of French movie stars with a riveting turn in Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s latest drama. She plays a young doctor forced to confront her own fallibility when a woman she turns away from her clinic is found dead on a nearby riverbank the next morning... “What is new here is a flirtation with genre that lends an extra dose of resonance to a finely scripted story. For The Unknown Girl is a detective tale...”—Screen Cast Adèle Haenel, Fabrizio Rongione, Thomas Doret, Morgan Marinne, Olivier Gourmet, Christelle Cornil Prod Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Denis Freyd Selected Filmography Rosetta; The Kid with a Bike; Two Days, One Night

THU, SEP 29 SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 11

UDI ALONI, ISRAEL/GERMANY/USA

YAN ENGLAND, CANADA

THU, OCT 13

Yarden

La fille inconnue

Junction 48 p. 34

1:54 p. 61

6:00 PM 1:30 PM 9:00 PM

VCT SFU VCT

Canadian Premiere. After ruining his career by publicly slamming his own new book, a morose middle-aged poet (Anders Mossling) takes a job in a shipping yard in the port of Malmö. Working alongside immigrants, our unnamed sad-sack manages okay—until he is fired. What must he do to regain his job? Lose what’s left of his dignity… “This tragicomic drama casts a Kafkaesque eye on the horrors of the modern industrial workplace… [There’s] plenty of visual poetry and dry humour in this fatalistic fable…”—Hollywood Reporter Cast Anders Mossling, Hilal Shoman, Alex Roos Prod  Emma Åkersdotter Ronge Selected Filmography Mr. Governor; Stranded in Canton; Roland Hassel

11:30 AM

IN10

JENNY GAGE, USA

1:OO PM

As I Open My Eyes p. 30

LEYLA BOUZID, TUNISIA/FRANCE/BELGIUM/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

10:45 AM

IN10

French Tour p. 43 1:00 PM

11:00 AM

IN09

Sonita p. 69

UDI ALONI, ISRAEL/GERMANY/USA

TUE, OCT 4

1:00 PM

PLAY

Teen Trouble p. 97

RACHID DJAÏDANI, FRANCE

MON, OCT 3

IN10

PLAY UDI ALONI, ISRAEL/GERMANY/USA THU, OCT 6

WED, OCT 5

11:30 AM

Reel Youth Film Festival p. 95

All This Panic p. 44 THU, OCT 6

TUE, OCT 11

PLAY

VARIOUS DIRECTORS, COUNTRIES

WED, OCT 5

11:00 AM

INO9

Also note that we have classified several other films at the festival for viewers under the age of 18. Please visit the “Youth” section at viff.org

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Spotlight on France

Panorama

France

Spotlight on France The rich cinematic culture that continues to flourish in France is celebrated with this selection of fine big-screen offerings.

Personal Shopper OLIVIER ASSAYAS, FRANCE, 2016, 105  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 SAT, OCT 8 THU, OCT 13

9:30 PM 1:00 PM 6:30 PM

CENT PLAY RIO

After Clouds of Sils Maria, director Olivier Assayas and star Kristen Stewart re-team for this gripping suspense tale about a young woman (Stewart) who makes ends meet by assisting a super model/fashion designer—until, that is, her psychic forays seem to put her in touch with her long-dead twin... “[This is a] captivating, bizarre, tense, fervently preposterous and almost unclassifiable scary movie… Assayas’ best film for a long time, and Stewart’s best performance to date… Five stars!”—Guardian Best Director, Cannes 16 Cast  Kristen Stewart, Lars Eidinger, Sigrid Bouaziz, Anders Danielsen Lie, Ty Olwin, Nora Von Waldstätten Prod  Charles Gillibert Selected Filmography Demonlover; Carlos; Clouds of Sils Maria

France

France

After Love

Being 17

JOACHIM LAFOSSE, FRANCE/BELGIUM, 2016, 100 MIN.

ANDRÉ TÉCHINÉ, FRANCE, 2016, 116  MIN.

L’ Economie du couple

MON, OCT 3 THU, OCT 6

Frantz

Series Sponsors

Quand on a 17 ans

4:00 PM 6:45 PM

IN10 IN10

PLAY CENT

Canadian Premiere. Set in the French Pyrenees, André Téchiné’s (Wild Reeds) latest charts the coming of age and sexual awakening of two lads, one the son of farmers, the other a brainy kid from town. Initially enemies, Tom (Corentin Fila) and Damien (Kacey Mottet Klein) grow to share a profound connection that is both moving and unsentimental. “This quiet stunner represents a return to peak form for Téchiné... It’s an intimate epic that builds in wholly unexpected ways to a final act of searing poignancy.”—Hollywood Reporter

Cast Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Jade Soentjens, Margaux Soentjens, Marthe Keller Prod JacquesHenri Bronckart, Olivier Bronckart, Silvie Pialat, Benoit Quainon

Cast  Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret, Jean Fornerod, Mama Prassinos Prod  Olivier Delbosc, Marc Missonnier

Selected Filmography Private Lessons; The White Knights; Our Children

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12:30 PM 9:00 PM

Joaquim Lafosse (Our Children) turns his gimlet eye on the final stages of a marital breakdown in this terrifically scripted and acted drama. Bérénice Bejo and noted director Cédric Kahn play the wounded couple, she wanting to move on with her life and he refusing to leave the house that he renovated with her money… “It’s like Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes from a Marriage condensed into a shorter timeframe… although its depiction of a crumbling relationship can be just as complex…” —Hollywood Reporter

Media Sponsor

Consulat général de France à Vancouver

MON, OCT 10 THU, OCT 13

Selected Filmography Wild Reeds; Thieves; The Girl on the Train


Panorama

France

France

Frantz

Chocolat

FRANÇOIS OZON, FRANCE/GERMANY, 2016, 113  MIN.

ROSCHDY ZEM, FRANCE, 2015, 110  MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 SUN, OCT 9

France

3:45 PM 6:30 PM

PLAY CENT

North American Premiere. Omar Sy (The Intouchables) is brilliant as the former slave who found fame as a comedic circus performer known only as “Chocolat” in Belle Époque Paris. Together with partner George Footit (here played with an astounding physicality by James Thiérrée, Chaplin’s grandson, who also choreographed the routines), Chocolat had it all—until personal demons and racism brought about his fall. “Roschdy Zem’s bittersweet historical drama is a marvellous showcase for… [Sy’s] talents and effortless charisma.”—Screen Cast Omar Sy, James Thiérrée, Clotilde Hesme, Olivier Gourmet, Frédéric Pierrot, Noémie Lvovsky Prod  Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer Selected Filmography Bad Faith; Omar Killed Me; Bodybuilder

France

FRI, OCT 7 TUE, OCT 11

9:30 PM 4:15 PM

SFU IN10

Hot young star Pierre Niney, known to North American audiences for his lead role in Yves Saint-Laurent, teams up with writer-director François Ozon (Young & Beautiful, Under the Sand) for this gorgeous post-World War I period piece. Niney plays Adrien, a mysterious Frenchman whose visit to the graveside of his friend Frantz, a German soldier killed in the war, causes passions to run high in the small German town where Frantz is buried. Among those most affected is Frantz’s fiancée, Anna (Paula Beer)… Cast  Paula Beer, Pierre Niney, Marie Gruber, Ernst Stötzner, Johann Von Bülow, Anton Von Lucke Prod  Eric Altmayer, Nicolas Altmayer Selected Filmography Swimming Pool; Angel; Young & Beautiful

France

French Tour 9:00 PM 1:00 PM

Cast Gérard Depardieu, Sadek, Louise Grinberg, Nicolas Marétheu, Mabô Kouyaté, Alain Pronnier Prod  Anne-Dominique Toussaint

France

Thanks, Boss!

EUGÈNE GREEN, FRANCE/BELGIUM, 2016, 115  MIN.

ALAIN GUIRAUDIE, FRANCE, 2016, 100  MIN.

FRANÇOIS RUFFIN, FRANCE, 2015, 90  MIN.

Rester Vertical

IN10 IN10

Canadian Premiere. A bare-bones synopsis—disgruntled teenager goes in search of his unknown father—cannot begin to reveal the quirky visual and thematic charms scattered throughout iconoclast Eugène Green’s bejewelled, biblically-inflected modern-day allegory. Starring Victor Ezenfis, Mathieu Amalric, Natacha Régnier and Fabrizzio Rongione. “Offbeat French formalist Green delivers his most accessible work to date with this delightful comedy of misplaced paternity... [A] honey-drizzled, farcically funny fable...”—Variety Cast  Mathieu Amalric, Maria de Medeiros, Fabrizio Rongione, Natacha Regnier, Dominique Blanc, Victor Ezenfis Prod Francine Jacob, Didier Jacob, JeanPierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Selected Filmography Le pont des Arts; The Portuguese Nun; La Sapienza

WED, OCT 12 THU, OCT 13

6:30 PM 4:45 PM

Canadian Premiere. Alain Guiraudie (Stranger by the Lake) again rejects a heteronormative worldview in this provocative and offbeat almost-fairy tale about a sexually fluid would-be screenwriter, Léo (Damien Bonnard), who, after fathering a child with a shepherdess, finds himself raising the baby alone in a region of the French countryside populated by foulmouthed farmers and dangerous wolves… “Effective and thought-provoking. Adventurous viewers will… be charmed by this delightfully queer oddity.”—Hollywood Reporter Cast Damien Bonnard, India Hair, Raphaël Thiéry, Christian Bouillette, Basile Meilleurat, Laure Calamy Prod  Sylvie Pialat, Benoît Quainon Selected Filmography Time Has Come; The King of Escape; Stranger by the Lake

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 13

6:45 PM 4:15 PM

IN10 IN09

North American Premiere. In Benoît Delépine and Gustave Kervern’s (Mammuth) latest, Jean (Gérard Depardieu) and Bruno (Benoît Poelvoorde) are estranged father-andson farmers attending Paris’ Agricultural Fair. Attempting reconciliation, Jean hires a taxi to take them on a wine-region tour, with unpredictable, wine-fuelled results... “Its joyously tacky humour and... eccentric lovability are a tonic and a trip. It shares narrative DNA with about half of the back catalogue of Alexander Payne... but [it’s] twice as funny.”—IndieWire Cast  Gérard Depardieu, Benoît Poelvoorde, Vincent Lacoste, Céline Sallette, Gustave Kervern, Solène Rigot Prod Jean-Pierre Guérin, Benoît Delépine, Gustave Kervern Selected Filmography Le grand soir; Mammuth; Near Death Experience

Things to Come

Merci Patron!

PLAY IN10

SAT, OCT 1 THU, OCT 6

France

Staying Vertical

9:30 PM 4:45 PM

IN09 PLAY

North American Premiere. The timehonoured “mismatched buddies hit the road” movie receives an inspired remix in Rachid Djaïdani’s dramedy, which lands an on-the-lam French-Arab rapper (the monomonikered Sadek) in the passenger seat of a curmudgeonly racist (Gérard Depardieu) who’s intent on retracing the steps of an 18th-century painter. As they contend with generational, religious and racial differences, their road trip makes heartfelt, comical and insightful stops en route to a fateful night of reckoning in Marseille.

The Son of Joseph SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

BENOÎT DELÉPINE, GUSTAVE KERVERN, FRANCE/ BELGIUM, 2016, 101  MIN.

RACHID DJAÏDANI, FRANCE, 2016, 95  MIN.

Selected Filmography Sur ma ligne; Hold Back; Encré

France

Le fils de Joseph

Saint Amour

Tour de France

FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 3

Spotlight on France

3:45 PM 9:15 PM

L’ avenir

PLAY RIO

Canadian Premiere. A surprise hit this year in France, journalist-turned-filmmaker François Ruffin’s funny and acute documentary takes a page from the Michael Moore playbook as it tries to hunt down France’s richest man—LVMH head Bernard Arnault— and hold him to account for the closure of a French factory. Posing as the son of broke former LVMH workers Serge and Jocelyn Klur, Ruffin skewers the labour practices of Arnault, seeks compensation for the Klurs and shows just how far Arnault will go to protect his image... Featuring  Bernard Arnault Prod  Johanna Silva, Edouard Mauriat

MIA HANSEN-LØVE, FRANCE/GERMANY, 2016, 100 MIN.

WED, OCT 5 SUN, OCT 9

3:45 PM 6:15 PM

PLAY PLAY

The great Isabelle Huppert gives a profoundly moving performance as a philosophy teacher who finds her life unmoored by a wholly unexpected divorce in Mia Hansen-Løve’s terrific exploration of one woman’s complex emotional and intellectual response to latemiddle-aged trauma. “Hansen-Løve and Isabelle Huppert prove a dream partnership in the director’s gorgeous, heart-cradling postdivorce drama... This is major, many-shaded work even by [Huppert’s] lofty standards.” —Variety Best Director, Berlin 16 Cast Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob, Sarah Le Picard, Solal Forte Selected Filmography Father of My Children; Goodbye First Love; Eden

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Documentaries This acclaimed series explores the endless possibilities of nonfiction filmmaking while probing involving subject matter.

USA

Israel

All This Panic

Between Fences Bein gderot

JENNY GAGE, USA, 2016, 79  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 SAT, OCT 8

1:00 PM 6:30 PM

PLAY SFU

International Premiere. This spectacular documentary immerses viewers in the exhilaration and tumult that punctuate the epochal days that see young women fumbling their way into adulthood. Director Jenny Gage spent three years watching seven Brooklyn teenage girls grow up before her camera. In the process, she not only captured some of the landmark occasions in their young lives, but also those fleeting moments and small gestures that will leave an indelible mark during the most formative of years. “Astonishing...”—Guardian Prod Christie Colliopoulos, Jennifer Ollman, Tom Betterton, Jenny Gage

AVI MOGRABI, ISRAEL/FRANCE, 2016, 84  MIN.

Preceded By Fantassút/Rain on the Borders p. 99

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 2

1:00 PM 6:30 PM

IN08 IN10

North American Premiere. Documentarian Avi Mograbi (Z32) has frequently tweaked the nose of the Israeli establishment with his irreverent and iconoclastic style. His latest looks at the plight of African refugees, confined to an Israeli detention centre, who—despite being without rights or any foreseeable hope for change—find solace and even joy in the rehearsals for a theatre performance. As usual, the ironies run deep as Mograbi again makes plain the hypocrisies of his country’s political masters. Prod  Camille Laemlé, Serge Lalou, Avi Mograbi Selected Filmography Avenge But One of My Two Eyes; Z32; Once I Entered a Garden

Serbia

Germany

Depth Two

Ghostland

Dubina dva

SIMON STADLER, GERMANY, 2016, 88  MIN.

OGNJEN GLAVONIC, SERBIA/FRANCE, 2016, 80  MIN.

TUE, OCT 11 THU, OCT 13

6:30 PM 1:00 PM

CINE VCT

North American Premiere. The mass killings of Kosovar Albanians by Serbian forces during the Kosovo War are evoked with chilling immediacy in Ognjen Glavonic’s powerful and important documentary. Detailed testimony from those who were intimately involved—some of which was taken from war crimes trials in The Hague—plays beneath stunningly composed shots of the scarred landscape to immersive and profoundly disturbing effect. “Doesn’t just discuss the ghosts of the past—it looks them starkly, squarely in the eye...”—CineVue

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The Infinite Flight of Days

SAT, OCT 1 SUN, OCT 9 WED, OCT 12

11:15 AM 6:45 PM 3:30 PM

SFU IN10 IN08

Canadian Premiere. With their traditional hunting methods wrested from them by the Namibian government, the Ju/’hoansi people strike up an uneasy alliance with contemporary culture, performing for tourists’ amusement and prowling a supermarket’s aisles. As several Ju/’hoansi make a foray into Europe and contend with intimidating architecture and alienating social mores, Simon Stadler’s comical and reflective documentary captures the sparks that fly courtesy of a culture clash that recalls The Gods Must Be Crazy.

Prod  Sophie Erbs, Dragana Jovovic, Sandra Orlovic

Audience Award, International Competition, SXSW

Filmography Ziven Makes a Punk Festival

Prod  Simon Stadler


Panorama

USA

Colombia

Growing Up Coy ERIC JUHOLA, USA, 2016, 83  MIN.

SUN, OCT 9 TUE, OCT 11

7:00 PM 4:00 PM

IN09 IN09

In small-town Colorado, an elementary school bathroom is the flashpoint for a heated legal battle. After their transgender daughter is banned from using the bathroom that matches her gender, her parents take their case to the court of public opinion only to incur a fierce backlash and be branded child abusers. Eric Juhola’s inspiring documentary profiles this undaunted family as they campaign tirelessly for their child’s rights. “Its emotional heft makes it more than an advocacy film...” —Guardian

Turkey

The Infinite Flight of Days 8:15 PM 10:30 AM

Keep Quiet

CEYDA TORUN, TURKEY/USA/GERMANY, 2016, 79 MIN.

CATALINA MESA, COLOMBIA, 2016, 78  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 6

UK

Kedi

El Infinito Vuelo de los Dias

VCT VCT

Prod  Eric Juhola, Jeremy Stulberg

A renowned hub for religious tourism, Jericó, Colombia brims with colourful characters. Inhabiting striking homes that share a birthday cake’s palette, the village’s residents are inordinately happy with their humble lives. Catalina Mesa’s elegant documentary paints this community through the distinct stories of its eldest women. “Eloquently capturing the vibrant history of the village, [the] film offers a poetic and intimate examination of love, loss, heartbreak, poverty and faith.”—Cinema Axis

Filmography Docs and Robbers

Prod  Emilie Frigola-Salelles, Juan Pablo Tamayo

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3

Documentaries

9:15 PM 11:00 AM

SAM BLAIR, JOSEPH MARTIN, UK/HUNGARY, 2016, 97 MIN.

CINE IN09

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 11

10:45 AM 6:45 PM

IN10 VCT

Canadian Premiere. Why waste hours on YouTube cat videos when you can immerse yourself in this absorbing cat’s-eye view of the colours, textures and pace of modern Istanbul instead? Ceyda Torun’s delightful film uses specially crafted camera rigs to let us ride along with these nimble, adventurous felines. Given the hallowed status they enjoy in Turkish culture, they’re practically granted an all-access pass to every vista and alcove in this ancient Eurasian capital, making this a viewing experience unlike any other.

Canadian Premiere. With nationalism on the rise, this is a film for the times: “charismatic” anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic Csanád Szegedi rose to the position of vice president of Jobbik, Hungary’s far-right political party. And then he discovered that he was Jewish, prompting a bold conversion to Orthodox Judaism. Letting Szegedi speak for himself, Sam Blair and Joseph Martin have crafted a captivating and confrontational film that raises questions about his supposed epiphany and “strong-man” political expediency.

Prod  Ceyda Torun, Charlie Wuppermann

Featuring  Csanad Szegedi Prod Alex Holder, Danielle Clark, Nicole Stott

Filmography Ecos de Jerico

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International Premiere. How did the former British PM come to be persona non grata in his own land? Here’s the case for the prosecution: a scabrous, funny, infuriating Michael Moore-style takedown presented by controversial left-wing politician George Galloway. Sanne van den Bergh and Greg Ward deliver this eye-opening portrait of ego, idealism, charm, charisma, craven opportunism, class inferiority, hypocrisy, cynicism and insatiable avarice. Stephen Fry and Blair’s sister-in-law Lauren Booth help Galloway state his case. Featuring  George Galloway, Tony Blair Prod George Galloway, Putri Gayatri Pertiwi, Sanne van den Bergh

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Canadian Premiere. The title refers to chess phenom Magnus Carlsen, who became world chess champion in 2013 at the tender age of 22 (unsurprisingly, he has been called the Mozart of chess). Benjamin Ree’s chronicle of this young man’s family life and his rise to the top of a notoriously difficult discipline is engrossing and entertaining, no doubt due to both Ree’s deft editing skills and the sheer tenacity of his subject. “Ree’s rousing documentary… taut and paced with drama… is a sure-fire festival sensation.”—Screen Cast  Magnus Carlsen, Garri Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand Prod  Sigurd Mikal Karoliussen Filmography When Ailin Kissed Lars

USA

Portrait of a Garden

BENJAMIN REE, NORWAY, 2016, 76  MIN.

SANNE VAN DEN BERGH, GREG WARD, DANIEL TURI, UK, 2016, 91  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 13

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PERRI PELTZ, GEETA GANDBHIR, USA, 2016, 72  MIN.

ROSIE STAPEL, NETHERLANDS, 2015, 98  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 2 WED, OCT 12

1:00 PM 7:00 PM 4:00 PM

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North American Premiere. Horticulture fans, be warned: This doc may leave you crepe-myrtle-red with envy. Fortunately, it also inspires and informs. Over the course of a year, we watch the grounds of a centuriesold Dutch estate shift from dormant to kaleidoscopic and back again. All of this occurs under the guiding hand of a master pruner who assures us, “To do this successfully requires a degree of obsessiveness.” However, enjoyment of Rosie Stapel’s film relies only on an appreciation of nature’s wondrous transformations.

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 10

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Canadian Premiere. A beacon of light in the dark nightmare that is the American prison system, “Puppies Behind Bars” is a remarkable program that sees hardened New York convicts raise and train service dogs for up to three years. Living with the puppies 24/7, the inmates teach the dogs 99 commands, after which the canines go on to help war veterans with PTSD. Co-directors Perri Peltz and Geeta Gandbhir emphasize hope and the possibilities for prisoner reform the program brings, and the result is both powerful and moving. Prod  Geeta Gandbhir, Jamie Lustberg, Jennifer Mirsky, Perri Peltz

Prod  Rosie Stapel

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JACQUES PERRIN, JACQUES CLUZAUD, FRANCE, 2015, 95 MIN.

SUN, OCT 2 FRI, OCT 7 WED, OCT 12

3:30 PM 6:30 PM 6:15 PM

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Canadian Premiere. A poetic and magnificently shot chronicle of Europe over the past 15,000 years as seen through the eyes of the animals that have lived there, Jacques Perrin and Jacques Cluzaud’s (Winged Migration) latest uses the framing device of the four seasons to explore the habitats and denizens of a vast and varied land. To call this a “documentary” is to sell it short: it plays more like a natural symphony in which the forests, plains, mountains and inhabitants come together in a stunning vision of time and space. Prod  Jacques Perrin, Nicolas Elghozi Selected Filmography Winged Migration; Oceans

Mexico

JOHAN GRIMONPREZ, USA/DENMARK/BELGIUM, 2016, 94  MIN.

FRI, OCT 7 THU, OCT 13

10:45 AM 8:30 PM

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Canadian Premiere. Demonstrating equal measures of artistry and outrage, Tatiana Huezo’s haunting film is both powerful cinema and damning indictment. Weaving together the stories of two women who’ve suffered extreme trauma and persecution at the hands of Mexico’s legal system, Tempestad paints an unflinching portrait of modernday Mexico and its citizens, who are often the prey of a vicious ecosystem in which justice has eroded and corruption reigns supreme. “[A] smouldering, incendiary documentary...”—IndieWire Prod  Nicolás Celis, Sebastián Celis Filmography The Tiniest Place

Strangers on the Earth

GEORGE GITTOES, AUSTRALIA/AFGHANISTAN/ NORWAY, 2015, 148  MIN.

TUE, OCT 11 THU, OCT 13

10:30 AM 6:00 PM

TRISTAN COOK, USA/SPAIN, 2016, 90  MIN.

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Featuring Seymour Hersh, Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, Tony Blair, Donald Rumsfeld, Chris Hedges Prod  Joslyn Barnes, Anadil Hossain

Prod  George Gittoes, Lizzette Atkins

Selected Filmography Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y; Double Take

FRI, SEP 30 WED, OCT 5

9:30 PM 1:30 PM

Featuring Bassem Youssef, Jon Stewart Prod Frederic Rose, Maziar Bahari, Monica Hampton, Sara Taksler Filmography Twisted: A Balloonamentary

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World Premiere. In the footsteps of Walking the Camino, Tristan Cook’s lively portrait of modern pilgrims and fellow travellers winding their way on the legendary Camino de Santiago muses on the psychological and spiritual dividends of a 30-day hike. The landscape is beautiful but brutal, the dorms are packed and the bunks are hard. Some find solace in solitude; others discover kinship and community en route. In the case of Dane Johansen, he embarks on the nearly 600-mile journey carrying his cello on his back...

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KEITH MAITLAND, USA, 2016, 82  MIN.

Known as the Jon Stewart of Egypt, Bassem Youssef went from heart surgeon to TV satirist during the uprisings of the Arab Spring. He’s a man who boldly speaks truth to power, and Sara Taksler’s documentary portrait is rousing stuff. Youssef and his compatriots express themselves at incredible risk; their courage is heroic, and paying tribute to them is reason enough to see this movie. Come for the politics, stay for the laughs. “Exuberant and tragic... An essential document...” —Screen

6:45 PM 1:45 PM 10:00 AM

Prod  Chad Peterson, Patrick Terry

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SUN, OCT 2 WED, OCT 5 SUN, OCT 9

Selected Filmography Rampage; The Miscreants of Taliwood; Love City, Jalalabad

USA

SARA TAKSLER, USA/EGYPT, 2016, 111  MIN.

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North American Premiere. George Gittoes has turned his camera on hot spots from wartime Iraq to a Florida ghetto. Now he’s found his ultimate hellhole: the streets of Jalalabad, Afghanistan. The director films young street vendors as they struggle to survive, becoming their benevolent business partner in the process. Viewers should be prepared for instances of violence. Gittoes doesn’t pull his punches, but there’s a hard-bitten nobility in his approach to life on the meanest streets. “An unusual and fascinating film.”—Screen

Tickling Giants

TATIANA HUEZO, MEXICO, 2016, 105  MIN.

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Canadian Premiere. Director Johan Grimonprez takes on the bigshots in this scathing exposé of the arms trade. The core of this doc is the collusion between corporations and the war-making powers; never has this ground been covered so lucidly—or angrily—as here. This is a vital political document, and an exquisitely made film to boot. “Hard-hitting... Grimonprez doesn’t want audiences to get out their handkerchiefs; he wants them to get out their protest signs, their megaphones and their voting ballots.”—Variety

USA

Tempestad FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 9

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SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3 FRI, OCT 14

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It’s a day that lives on in American lore: August 1, 1966, when Charles Whitman took the lives of 16 people at Texas University. In this bracing documentary, director Keith Maitland brings us right into the middle of that event, with re-enactments and witness interviews rendered through evocative rotoscoped animation. Courage, desperation and defiance all come through vividly as Maitland delivers nail-biting tension and powerful human testimony. “A gripping dramatic reconstruction...”—Variety Audience Award, Best Documentary, SXSW 16 Prod Keith Maitland, Susan Thomson, Megan Gilbride Selected Filmography The Eyes of Me; A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story

When Two Worlds Collide

HEIDI BRANDENBURG SIERRALTA, MATHEW ORZEL, PERU/QATAR, 2015, 100  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 TUE, OCT 11

1:45 PM 6:45 PM

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The irreconcilability of indigenous land rights and free-trade agreements has seldom been more dramatically illustrated than in Heidi Brandenburg Sierralta and Mathew Orzel’s riveting documentary about the collapse of Peru’s Amazon rainforest due to exploitation of natural resources. The sight of a pristine patch of jungle cloaked in oil is but one of the indelible images on offer as on-the-ground footage immerses us in a community’s struggle for survival against a multinational’s machinations. Special Jury Award: Best Debut Feature, World Documentary Competition, Sundance 16 Prod  Taira Akbar

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Spirit Unforgettable PETE MCCORMACK, CANADA, 2016, 80  MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

5:30 PM 3:45 PM

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Director Pete McCormack (Facing Ali, VIFF 09) brings us the story of John Mann, lead singer of the iconic Vancouver band Spirit of the West, and his struggle with early onset Alzheimer’s. McCormack has built a compelling and emotionally powerful narrative around archival clips and intimate interviews that reveal Mann, his wife Jill and his bandmates to be endlessly engaging and surprisingly candid. This affecting documentary builds to the sort of riveting performance that’s made the band local legends. Featuring  Spirit of the West Prod Ben Murray, Cynde Harmon, Pete McCormack Selected Filmography Uganda Rising; Hope in the Time of AIDS; Facing Ali The October 8th screening will commence with a 30-minute awards ceremony. The film begins at 6:00 PM.

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ALEXANDER LASHERAS, CANADA, 2016, 88  MIN.

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KEVAN FUNK, CANADA, 2016, 110  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 THU, OCT 6

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World Premiere. Alex Lasheras’ debut feature is a unique psychological thriller dealing with notions of self-identity. When the eponymous Cadence (Maxine Chadburn, excellent in a demanding role) begins to experience hallucinations during a romantic getaway with her pop star boyfriend (Charlie Kerr), fear and confusion test her ability to distinguish reality from the nightmare unfolding before her. Cadence is a thoroughly entertaining rumination on memory, trauma, and the psyche’s efforts to protect itself.

Embarrassed by the scoreboard and emasculated by his coach, a junior hockey player (Jared Abrahamson) attempts to uphold the game’s unwritten code by sending a message to the opposition. Instead, his recklessness sees him banished from his band of brothers. Boasting all the white-knuckle tension of a prison drama, Kevan Funk’s debut feature is an involving character study that illustrates the cruel disposability of on-ice warriors and the psychological ramifications of cultures of violence.

Cast Maxine Chadburn, Charlie Kerr, David Kaye, Tony Giroux, Kaitlyn Bernard, Amanda Burke Prod  Nicolas Ayerbe, Arun Fryer

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Keepers of the Magic VIC SARIN, CANADA, 2016, 87  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 FRI, OCT 14

6:30 PM 10:30 AM

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World Premiere. Vic Sarin’s groundbreaking documentary explores our fascination with moving images and provides insight into how cinema’s most iconic moments came to be. Most of all, it honours the great masters of cinematography, unsung heroes whose vision and talent have always been right before our eyes. The all-star interviewees include Vittorio Storaro, Bruno Delbonnel, Roger Deakins, John Seale and the late Gordon Willis. This film is a delight for the eyes and a must for cinephiles. Featuring Vittorio Storaro, Gordon Willis, Roger Deakins, Haskell Wexler, John Boorman, George Miller Prod  Tina Pehme, Kim C. Roberts Selected Filmography Desert Riders; Hue: A Matter of Colour

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Mixed Match

PETER BENSON, CANADA, 2016, 86  MIN.

JEFF CHIBA STEARNS, CANADA/USA, 2016, 96  MIN.

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NETTIE WILD, CANADA, 2015, 96  MIN.

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In Nettie Wild’s stunning magnum opus, a mining company helicopter hovers above the pristine land of the Tahltan First Nation in northern BC, carrying a huge electric transmission tower, casting patterned shadows. This conflict between man-made geometries and nature’s vortices is at the film’s heart. Marking a tonal departure from her earlier documentaries, Wild creates a balanced profile that’s free of polemics and a feast for the eyes. “Subtle, beautiful and remarkably evenhanded...”—Globe & Mail

World Premiere. If you were wondering whether the creator of the zany dance satire Leap 4 Your Life (VIFF 13) could get any wackier, we present the answer. This time around, screenwriter/star Taylor Hill has focussed her funny on the foibles of weddings: the planners who attempt to instill order on matrimonial chaos and the comic comeuppance that awaits. Director Peter Benson herds this cast of crazy cats and turns in a scene-stealing supporting turn in this off-thewall ode to putting a ring on it. Or not.

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Cast Taylor Hill, Adam Di Marco, Julia Benson, Nicholas Carella, Alistair Abell, Peter Benson, Nicole Oliver ProdTaylor Hill, Barbara Hill

Prod  Betsy Carson Selected Filmography A Place Called Chiapas; Blockade

BC Spotlight

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 6

6:30 PM 1:00 PM

RIO IN10

World Premiere. This film could save your life. Jeff Chiba Stearns unveils the desperation of people waiting for a suitable match  for a bone marrow donor. Unlike blood donations, which are generally suitable for anyone of the same blood type, bone marrow donation requires an extremely close genetic  match, leaving multiracial blood cancer patients to draw from a small pool of donors. Incorporating animation to great effect, Chiba Stearns lets us know what we can do to address this critical situation in cancer treatment. Prod  Ruth Vincent Filmography One Big Hapa Family

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The Unseen

A New Moon Over Tohoku

GEOFF REDKNAP, CANADA, 2016, 105  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 FRI, OCT 7

Tohoku no Shingetsu

LINDA OHAMA, CANADA/JAPAN, 2016, 98  MIN.

WED, OCT 5 FRI, OCT 7

6:15 PM 1:30 PM

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World Premiere. Linda Ohama (Obaachan’s Garden) returns to VIFF after spending two and a half years on location in Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima, and brings with her this compassionate documentary concerning the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident which devastated the coastal Japanese region of Tohoku. In this thoughtful film, Ohama wisely opts to focus on the natural cycle of life, suggesting hope for Tohoku in the symbol of a new moon, an unseen but guiding presence of rejuvenation and new beginnings.

6:00 PM 4:15 PM

RIO IN10

Drawing inspiration from both H.G. Wells and macabre headlines, Geoff Redknap’s audacious debut is a narratively rich and psychologically complex thriller. When a reclusive man with an uncanny affliction (Rectify’s Aden Young) emerges from self-imposed exile to make amends with his teenage daughter (Julia Sarah Stone), he’s drawn into a dark underworld involving drug dealing, animal poaching and organ trading. “Exceptional... The best of its kind to come along since Unbreakable.”—Screen Anarchy Cast Aden Young, Camille Sullivan, Julia Sarah Stone, Ben Cotton, Alison Araya, Eugene Lipinski Prod  Katie Weekley, Hans Dayal

Prod  Linda Ohama Filmography Obaâchan’s Garden

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Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)

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ANN MARIE FLEMING, CANADA, 2016, 89  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 3

6:15 PM 3:45 PM

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Ann Marie Fleming’s Window Horses, a beautifully narrated and colourfully animated story of a young girl’s journey, employs poetry, music and illustration to celebrate the value of self-discovery. After being invited to a poetry festival in Shiraz, Iran, by a mysterious figure, Rosie Ming faces challenges that ultimately lead to her self-realization. The film’s superb voice cast includes festival veterans Sandra Oh, Don McKellar and Ellen Page.

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Cast Sandra Oh, Nancy Kwan, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Camyar Chaichian, Don McKellar, Ellen Page Prod  Ann Marie Fleming, Shirley Vercruysse, Michael Fukushima Filmography The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

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00 00 1111 000101 11 02 12 00 00 0107 00 07 00 00 1010 00 1212 04 01 0909 0000 09 1010 00 0000 10 1212 0000 0000 02 000000 0303 0000 0404 00 0505 0000 0606 0000 0000 0808 000002 0909 00 0000 03 1111 0000 0000 01 00000 The Red Turtle TheThe RedRed Turtle Turtle Birth Birth of aof Nation a Nation TheThe Confessions Confessions Centre Centre Arts for Arts Centre forfor Arts 2:30pm/80 2:30pm/80 min.min. 5:00pm/119 5:00pm/119 min.min. 8:30pm/100 8:30pm/100 min.min. 2:30pm/80 min. OutOut of the of the Frying Frying PanPan + ... + ... Sufferings Sufferings of Ninko of Ninko KediKedi Out of th Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 3:3 3:30pm/105 3:30pm/105 min.min. 6:30pm/83 6:30pm/83 min.min. 9:15pm/79 9:15pm/79 min.min. Our Love Story Rat Our Our Love Love Story Story Rat Rat Film Film Tales Tales of Two of Two Who Who ... ... Maudite Maudite Poutine Poutine Intl Village Village 8 8 IntlIntl Village 8 12:30pm/99 12:30pm/99 min.min. 3:30pm/82 3:30pm/82 min.min. 12:30pm/99 6:15pm/87 6:15pm/87 min.min. min. 9:00pm/100 9:00pm/100 min.min. 3:30p Prison Prison Dogs Dogs VitaVita Activa: Activa: Prison ... ... Dogs Harmonium Harmonium Killing$ Killing$ of Tony of Tony Blair Blair Vita Activa: ... Tower Tower Intl Village Village 9 9 IntlIntl Village 9 10:45am/72 min.3:45pm/118 10:45am/72 10:45am/72 min.min. 1:00pm/125 1:00pm/125 min.min. 3:45pm/118 min.min. 6:30pm/91 6:30pm/91 min.min. 1:00pm/125 min. 9:30pm/82 9:30pm/82 min.min. Mother When Two Worlds Coll... Mother Mother When When TwoTwo Worlds Worlds Coll... Coll... Reset Reset Saint Saint Amour Amour TheThe Phantom Phantom Detective Detective Intl Intl Village Village 10 Intl Village 1010 11:30am/89 11:30am/89 min.min. 1:45pm/100 1:45pm/100 min.min. 11:30am/89 4:15pm/110 4:15pm/110 min.min. min. 6:45pm/101 6:45pm/101 min.min. 1:45pm/100 9:15pm/125 9:15pm/125 min.min. min. Maudie Maudie We We AreAre X X While While the the Women Women AreAre S... S... Maudie TheThe Other Other HalfHalf Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 1:00pm/115 min. 3 1:00pm/115 1:00pm/115 min.min. 3:45pm/93 3:45pm/93 min.min. 6:30pm/103 6:30pm/103 min.min. 9:15pm/103 9:15pm/103 min.min. Creator Talk Aquarius Creator Creator TalkTalk Aquarius Aquarius Hello Hello Destroyer Destroyer In aIn Valley a Valley of Violence of Violence Another Another EvilEvil RioRio Rio 12:30pm/60 2:30pm/145 12:30pm/60 12:30pm/60 min.min. 2:30pm/145 2:30pm/145 min.min. 6:00pm/110 6:00pm/110 min.min. min. 9:00pm/103 9:00pm/103 min.min. 11:45pm/92 11:45pm/92 min.min. mi Ghostland Ghostland Shepherds Shepherds andand Butchers Butchers Ghostland TheThe Bacchus Bacchus Lady Lady RiverBlue RiverBlue Shepherds and LikeLike Crazy Butchers Crazy SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 11:15am/88 min. 1:30pm/107 min. 11:15am/88 11:15am/88 min.min. 1:30pm/107 1:30pm/107 min.min. 4:00pm/110 4:00pm/110 min.min. 6:30pm/95 6:30pm/95 min.min. 9:15pm/116 9:15pm/116 min.min. Quebec Quebec My My Country... Country... Creator Creator Quebec TalkTalk My Country... TheThe Lockpicker Lockpicker Creator Creator Creator TalkTalk Talk BANG! BANG! TheThe BertBert Bern... Bern... The Vancity Vancity Vancity min. 1:00pm/60 min. 3:30 10:30am/90 10:30am/90 min.min. 1:00pm/60 1:00pm/60 min.10:30am/90 min. 3:30pm/95 3:30pm/95 min.min. 6:00pm/120 6:00pm/120 min.min. 8:15pm/94 8:15pm/94 min.min.

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, October October 1 1October 1

00 000101 11 12 0107 00 00 04 00 1111 02 00 00 07 00 1010 00 1212 01 0909 0000 09 1010 00 0000 10 1212 0000 0000 02 000000 0303 0000 0404 00 0505 0000 0606 0000 0000 0808 000002 0909 00 0000 03 1111 0000 0000 01 00000 The Unknown Girl TheThe Unknown Unknown GirlGirl Milton's Milton's Secret Secret ToniToni Erdmann Erdmann Centre for Arts Centre forfor Arts Centre Arts 2:30pm/113 min. 2:30pm/113 2:30pm/113 min.min. 5:30pm/89 5:30pm/89 min.min. 8:30pm/162 8:30pm/162 min.min. Tempestad Tempestad LifeLife After After LifeLife LilyLily Lane Lane Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:00pm/105 4:00pm/105 min.min. 6:30pm/80 6:30pm/80 min.min. 8:30pm/91 8:30pm/91 min.min. Between Between Fences Fences Bugs Bugs TheThe Giant Giant Between Fences TheThe Lockpicker Lockpicker B Intl Village 8 IntlIntl Village 8 Village 8 1:00pm/99 min. 3:30pm 1:00pm/99 1:00pm/99 min.min. 3:30pm/76 3:30pm/76 min.min. 6:00pm/86 6:00pm/86 min.min. 8:45pm/95 8:45pm/95 min.min. Burma Nakom Twilight Over Over Burma Burma Nakom Nakom Twilight Over Suntan Suntan TheThe Trap Trap French French Tour Tour Intl Village 9 Twilight IntlIntl Village 9 Village 9 11:00am/99 11:00am/99 min.min. 1:30pm/82 1:30pm/82 min.min. 11:00am/99 4:00pm/104 4:00pm/104 min. min.min. 6:30pm/81 6:30pm/81 min.min. 1:30pm/82 9:00pm/95 9:00pm/95 min. min.min. The Rehearsal Glory Graduation TheThe Rehearsal Rehearsal Graduation Graduation Glory Freightened: Freightened: ... ... Tickling Tickling Giants Giants Intl Village 10 10:45am/102 Intl Village 1010 Intl Village 10:45am/102 min.min. 1:15pm/127 1:15pm/127 min. 10:45am/102 min. min. 4:15pm/98 4:15pm/98 min.min. 6:45pm/84 6:45pm/84 min.min. 1:15pm/127 9:30pm/111 9:30pm/111 min. min.min. Window Window Horses Horses Dolores Dolores Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 6:15pm/89 6:15pm/89 min.min. 9:15pm/90 9:15pm/90 min.min. TheThe Unseen Unseen Operation Operation Avalanche Avalanche Under Under the the Shadow Shadow Rio RioRio 6:00pm/105 6:00pm/105 min.min. 9:00pm/94 9:00pm/94 min.min. 11:45pm/84 11:45pm/84 min.min. Burden Chin Burden Burden Chinese Chinese Lives Lives of Uli of ... Uli ... Keepers Keepers of the of the Mag... Mag... Pihu Pihu SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 1:30pm/90 1:30pm/90 min.min. 3:45pm/93 3:45pm/93 min.min. 6:30pm/87 6:30pm/87 min.min. 1:30pm/90 9:15pm/94 9:15pm/94 min. min.min. 3 Versus: ... Portrait of Lifeline aLifeline Garden Creator Versus: Versus: ... ... Portrait Portrait of aof Garden a Garden Creator Creator TalkTalk Harold Harold andand Lillian: Lillian: ... ... Vancity Vancity Vancity 10:30am/93 10:30am/93 min.min. 1:00pm/98 1:00pm/98 10:30am/93 min.min. 3:30pm/60 min. 3:30pm/60 min.min. 6:00pm/96 6:00pm/96 min.min. 1:00pm/98 8:15pm/84 8:15pm/84 min. min.min. 3:30pm/6

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Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, October October 6 6October 6

00 00 1111 000101 11 02 12 00 07 00 07 02 09 00 00 1212 0 0909 000009 1010 00 0000 10 1212 0000 0000 02 000000 0303 0000 0404 0000 00 0505 0000 0606 0001 0000 0808 0000 0900 0000 1010 0000 03 1111 00 0000 04 0101 0000 Julieta Julieta Graduation Graduation Centre Centre Arts for Arts Centre forfor Arts 6:00pm/96 6:00pm/96 min.min. 8:30pm/127 8:30pm/127 min.min. LilyLily Lane Lane Lights Lights Above Above W...W... Split Split Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:00pm/91 4:00pm/91 min.min. 6:15pm/71 6:15pm/71 min.min. 8:15pm/80 8:15pm/80 min.min. The Intestine Donald Cried The The Intestine Intestine Donald Donald Cried Cried Fire Fire at Sea at Sea Sins Sins of the of the Flesh Flesh Intl Village Village 8 IntlIntl Village 8 8 12:30pm/71 12:30pm/71 min.min. 3:00pm/85 3:00pm/85 min.min. 12:30pm/71 5:30pm/108 5:30pm/108 min.min. min. 8:15pm/124 8:15pm/124 min.min. 3:00pm/85 min. Teen Teen Trouble Trouble Strangers Strangers on the on the Ea...Ea... Teen Trouble Bugs Bugs New New Moon Moon Over Over Toho... Toho... Strangers Vita on Vita Activa: Activa: the ... ...Ea... Intl Village Village 9 IntlIntl Village 9 9 min. 1:45pm/90 min. 11:00am/98 11:00am/98 min.min. 1:45pm/90 1:45pm/90 min.min.11:00am/98 4:15pm/76 4:15pm/76 min.min. 6:15pm/98 6:15pm/98 min.min. 9:15pm/124 9:15pm/124 min.min. As I Open My Eyes The IAs Open I Open My My Eyes Eyes TheThe LastLast Family Family Original Original Bliss Bliss Yohji Yohji Yamamoto: Yamamoto: ... ...Last Family Space Space andand Time Time Intl Intl Village Village 10 As10:45am/102 Intl Village 1010 10:45am/102 min.min. 1:15pm/123 1:15pm/123 min. 10:45am/102 min. min. 4:30pm/102 4:30pm/102 min.min. 7:30pm/79 7:30pm/79 min. 1:15pm/123 min. 9:30pm/95 min. 9:30pm/95 min.min. Weirdos Weirdos Things Things to Come to Come A Good A Good Wife Wife Weirdos Endless Endless Poetry Poetry T Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 1:00pm/89 min. 3: 1:00pm/89 1:00pm/89 min.min. 3:45pm/100 3:45pm/100 min.min. 6:15pm/95 6:15pm/95 min. min. 9:00pm/128 9:00pm/128 min.min. We We Are Are X X Green Green / is / is Gold / Gold RioRio Rio 6:30pm/93 6:30pm/93 min.min. 9:00pm/85 9:00pm/85 min.min. Tickling Tickling Giants Giants Playing Playing Lecuona Lecuona Twilight Twilight Over Over Burma Burma Tickling Aquarius Giants Aquarius SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 1:30pm/111 min. 1:30pm/111 1:30pm/111 min.min. 4:00pm/110 4:00pm/110 min.min. 6:30pm/99 6:30pm/99 min.min. 9:00pm/145 9:00pm/145 min.min. LifeLife After After LifeLife Yarn Yarn Life After Old Old Stone Life Stone Yarn Versus: Versus: ... ... Old Stone Vancity Vancity Vancity 10:30am/80 min. 12:30pm/76 min. 2:30pm/80 min. 10:30am/80 10:30am/80 min.min. 12:30pm/76 12:30pm/76 min.min. 2:30pm/80 2:30pm/80 min.min. 8:30pm/93 8:30pm/93 min.min.

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday, October October 5 5 October 5

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Tuesday, October 4 Tuesday, Tuesday, October October 44

00 000101 11 12 00 1111 02 0909 000009 1010 00 0000 10 1212 0000 0000 02 000000 0303 0000 0404 0000 00 0505 0000 Centre for Arts Centre forfor Arts Centre Arts Tales Tales of Two of Two Who Who ... ... Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 3:45pm/87 3:45pm/87 min.min. Emma Emma Mother Mother Tower Tower Intl Village 8 IntlIntl Village 8 8 Village 1:00pm/77 1:00pm/77 min.min. 3:30pm/82 3:30pm/82 min.min. Kedi KediKedi Happiest Happiest DayDay in the in the ... ... Window Window Horses Horses Intl Village 9 11:00am/79 IntlIntl Village 9 9 Village 11:00am/79 min. 11:00am/79 min.min. 1:30pm/92 1:30pm/92 min.min. 3:45pm/89 3:45pm/89 min.min. Living Living Living With With Giants Giants TheThe Phantom Phantom Detective Detective With Giants After After Love Love Intl Village 10 Intl Village 1010 Intl Village 10:45am/79 min. 4:00pm/100 10:45am/79 10:45am/79 min.min. 12:45pm/125 12:45pm/125 min. min. 4:00pm/100 min.min. French French Tour Tour I, Daniel I, Daniel Blake Blake Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 1:00pm/95 1:00pm/95 min.min. 3:45pm/100 3:45pm/100 min.min. Rio RioRio SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA Industry Industry Exchange Exchange Vancity Vancity Vancity 10:00am/420 10:00am/420 min.min.

Monday, 3 Monday, Monday, October October 3 October 3


00 1111 00 00 1212 10 00 0303 00 0909 0000 1010 0009 00 0000 0101 0000 0202 0000 0000 0404 000011 0505 0000 0606 0000 0707 0000 12 0808 000000 0909 0000 1010 0000 01 1111 0000 00 1212 0000 0101 0000 Human Human TheThe Salesman Salesman Centre Centre Arts for Arts Centre forfor Arts 6:00pm/143 6:00pm/143 min.min. 9:15pm/125 9:15pm/125 min.min. Split Split LostLost in Munich in Munich TheThe Dreamed Dreamed Path Path Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:30pm/80 4:30pm/80 min.min. 6:30pm/105 6:30pm/105 min.min. 9:00pm/86 9:00pm/86 min.min. Alone Alone Nelly Nelly TheThe Other Other HalfHalf Copy Copy of My of My Mind Mind Alone Village Intl Village 8 IntlIntl Village 8 8 12:45pm/90 12:45pm/90 min.min. 3:00pm/101 3:00pm/101 min.min. 6:00pm/103 6:00pm/103 min.min. 8:30pm/116 8:30pm/116 min.min. 12:45pm/9 Sieranevada Sieranevada Operation Operation Avalanche Avalanche In aIn Valley a Valley of Violence of Violence Chinese Chinese Sieranevada Lives Lives of Uli of ... Uli ... Harmonium Harmonium Village Intl Village 9 IntlIntl Village 9 9 10:45am/173 10:45am/173 min.min. 2:30pm/94 2:30pm/94 min.min. 4:45pm/103 4:45pm/103 min.min. 10:45am/173 7:15pm/93 7:15pm/93 min.min. min. 9:30pm/118 9:30pm/118 min.min. Goldstone Goldstone I Called I Called HimHim Morgan Morgan TenTen Years Years Goldstone Prison Prison Dogs Dogs Barakah Barakah Meets Meets Bar... Bar... Intl Village 10 IntlIntl Village 1010Village 11:00am/110 11:00am/110 min.min. 1:45pm/91 1:45pm/91 min.min. 4:15pm/103 4:15pm/103 min.min. 11:00am/110 7:00pm/72 7:00pm/72 min.min. min. 9:15pm/88 9:15pm/88 min.min. Being Being 17 17 ElleElle Maudie Maudie Radio Radio Dreams Dreams Being 1 Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 12:30pm/116 12:30pm/116 min.min. 3:15pm/130 3:15pm/130 min.min. 6:30pm/115 6:30pm/115 min.min. 9:30pm/97 9:30pm/97 min.min. 12:30pm/11 All of Allaof Sudden a Sudden Panamerican Panamerican Mach... Mach... RioRio Rio 6:30pm/112 6:30pm/112 min.min. 9:15pm/86 9:15pm/86 min.min. SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA TheThe Giant Giant 1:541:54 System System Failure Failure The Giant TheThe Ornithologist Ornithologist Scarred Scarred Hearts Hearts 1:54 Vancity Vancity Vancity 10:30am/86 10:30am/86 min.min. 12:30pm/106 12:30pm/106 min.min. 3:30pm/94 3:30pm/94 10:30am/86 min.min. min. 6:15pm/118 6:15pm/118 min.min. 8:45pm/141 8:45pm/141 min.min. 12:30pm/106

Monday, Monday, Monday, October October 1010 October 10

00 1111 00 00 1212 10 00 0303 00 0909 0000 1010 0009 00 0000 0101 0000 0202 0000 0000 0404 000011 0505 0000 0606 0000 0707 0000 12 0808 000000 0909 0000 1010 0000 01 1111 0000 00 1212 0000 0101 0000 TheThe Rehearsal Rehearsal Chocolat Chocolat GirlGirl withwith All the All the Gifts Gifts Centre Centre Arts for Arts Centre forfor Arts 3:45pm/102 3:45pm/102 min.min. 6:30pm/110 6:30pm/110 min.min. 9:30pm/111 9:30pm/111 min.min. Mrs. Mrs. TheThe LastLast Family Family Ta'ang Ta'ang Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:00pm/80 4:00pm/80 min.min. 6:00pm/123 6:00pm/123 min.min. 8:45pm/147 8:45pm/147 min.min. Darwin Darwin King King Dave Dave Glory Glory Yourself Yourself and and Yours Yours Darwin Village Intl Village 8 12:15pm/94 IntlIntl Village 8 8 12:15pm/94 min.min. 3:00pm/100 3:00pm/100 min.min. 6:00pm/98 6:00pm/98 min.min. 8:30pm/123 8:30pm/123 min.min. 12:15pm/94 min. A Quiet A Quiet Passion Passion All of Allaof Sudden a Sudden Mean Mean Dreams Dreams AGrowing Quiet Growing Up Coy Up Coy Passion Junction Junction 48 48 Village Intl Village 9 IntlIntl Village 9 9 11:00am/125 11:00am/125 min.min. 1:45pm/112 1:45pm/112 min.min. 4:30pm/108 4:30pm/108 min.min. 11:00am/125 7:00pm/83 7:00pm/83 min.min. min. 9:30pm/97 9:30pm/97 min.min. To Keep To Keep the10 the Light Light TheThe Love Love Witch Witch We We Are To Are X X Keep the Ghostland Ghostland Light Beyond Beyond the the Mountai... Mountai... Intl Village IntlIntl Village 1010Village 10:45am/89 10:45am/89 min.min. 1:30pm/120 1:30pm/120 min.min. 4:15pm/93 4:15pm/93 min. 10:45am/89 min. 6:45pm/88 6:45pm/88 min. min.min. 9:15pm/90 9:15pm/90 min.min. Neruda Neruda Milton's Milton's Secret Secret Things Things to Come to Come Shepherds Shepherds andand Butchers Butchers Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 1:00pm/108 1:00pm/108 min.min. 3:45pm/89 3:45pm/89 min.min. 6:15pm/100 6:15pm/100 min.min. 9:00pm/107 9:00pm/107 min.min. 1:00 Sin Sin Alas Alas Nakom Nakom Sweet Sweet Dreams Dreams RioRio Rio 3:15pm/84 3:15pm/84 min.min. 6:30pm/82 6:30pm/82 min.min. 9:00pm/134 9:00pm/134 min.min. Death Death of Louis of Louis XIVXIV Ain't Ain't Love Love a Many a Many Splend... Splend... River River Death of Fables of Fables of Louis Magnus MagnusXIV Playing Playing Lecuona Lecuona Ain't SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 10:45am/105 10:45am/105 min.min. 1:15pm/112 1:15pm/112 min.min. 4:30pm/118 4:30pm/118 10:45am/105 min.min. 7:15pm/76 7:15pm/76 min. min.min. 9:15pm/110 9:15pm/110 min.min. Strangers Strangers on the on the Ea...Ea... KONELINE: KONELINE: ... ... Strangers Let's Let's Compare Compare Mythol... on Mythol...the Ea... A Simple A Simple Goodbye Goodbye Tempestad Tempestad KONELINE: . Vancity Vancity Vancity 10:00am/90 10:00am/90 min.min. 12:30pm/96 12:30pm/96 min.min. 10:00am/90 3:15pm/99 3:15pm/99 min.min. min. 6:00pm/96 6:00pm/96 min.min. 8:15pm/105 8:15pm/105 min.min. 12:30pm/96 mi

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday, October October 99 October 9

00 1111 00 00 1212 10 00 0303 00 0909 0000 1010 0009 00 0000 0101 0000 0202 0000 0000 0404 000011 0505 0000 0606 0000 0707 0000 12 0808 000000 0909 0000 1010 0000 01 1111 0000 00 1212 0000 0101 0000 Manchester Manchester by the by the SeaSea Spirit Spirit Unforgettable Unforgettable + Aw... + Aw... Julieta Julieta Centre forfor Arts Centre Centre Arts for Arts 2:15pm/136 2:15pm/136 min.min. 5:30pm/110 5:30pm/110 min.min. 8:45pm/96 8:45pm/96 min.min. Maudite Maudite Poutine Poutine Kékszakállú Kékszakállú Short Short StayStay Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:00pm/100 4:00pm/100 min.min. 6:30pm/72 6:30pm/72 min.min. 8:30pm/84 8:30pm/84 min.min. Fragments of My of My Exist... Exist... Hema Hema Hema: Hema: ... ... ReelReel Youth Youth FilmFilm F... F... 1:541:54 Fragments of My IntlIntl Village 8 8 Village Intl Village 8 Fragments 12:30pm/103 12:30pm/103 min.min. 3:30pm/96 3:30pm/96 min.min. 6:00pm/78 6:00pm/78 min.min. 8:45pm/106 8:45pm/106 min.min. 12:30pm/103 While While the the Women Women Are Are S... S... Little Little Sister Sister Lavender Lavender While the Women Nelly Nelly Are S... Harry Harry Benson: Benson: ... ... L IntlIntl Village 9 9 Village Intl Village 9 10:45am/103 10:45am/103 min. min. 1:15pm/91 1:15pm/91 min.min. 3:45pm/92 3:45pm/92 min.min. 10:45am/103 6:15pm/101 6:15pm/101 min.min. min. 9:00pm/89 9:00pm/89 min.min. 1: Another Another Evil Evil Marrying Marrying the the Family Family Gimme Gimme Danger Danger Another As I As Open I Open My My Eyes Eyes Evil Son Son of Joseph of Joseph IntlIntl Village 1010Village 11:15am/92 Intl Village 10 11:15am/92 min.min. 1:30pm/100 1:30pm/100 min.min. 4:30pm/108 4:30pm/108 min.min. 11:15am/92 7:00pm/102 7:00pm/102 min.min. min. 9:30pm/115 9:30pm/115 min.min. Personal Personal Shopper Shopper Chocolat Chocolat TheThe Rehearsal Rehearsal TenTen Years Years Perso Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 1:00pm/105 1:00pm/105 min.min. 3:45pm/110 3:45pm/110 min.min. 6:30pm/103 6:30pm/103 min.min. 9:15pm/103 9:15pm/103 min.min. 1:00 TwoTwo Trains Trains Runnin' Runnin' Hedi Hedi We We AreAre the the Flesh Flesh She's She's Allergic Allergic to...to... RioRio Rio 3:15pm/82 3:15pm/82 min.min. 6:00pm/88 6:00pm/88 min.min. 8:45pm/80 8:45pm/80 min.min. 11:00pm/74 11:00pm/74 min.min. ManMan Called Called OveOve Don't Don't Blink: Blink: ... ... Tanna Tanna Man All This Called All This Panic Panic Ove Mother Mother SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 10:45am/116 10:45am/116 min.min. 1:30pm/82 1:30pm/82 min.min. 4:00pm/104 4:00pm/104 min.min. 10:45am/116 6:30pm/79 6:30pm/79 min.min. min. 8:45pm/89 8:45pm/89 min.min. Totally Totally Indie Indie DayDay Creator Creator TalkTalk Tot Vancity Vancity Vancity 10:00am/480 10:00am/480 min.min. 8:00pm/120 8:00pm/120 min.min. 10:

Saturday, Saturday, Saturday, October October 88 October 8

00 1111 00 00 1212 10 00 0303 00 0909 0000 1010 0009 00 0000 0101 0000 0202 0000 0000 0404 000011 0505 0000 0606 0000 0707 0000 12 0808 000000 0909 0000 1010 0000 01 1111 0000 00 1212 0000 0101 0000 TheThe Handmaiden Handmaiden Seasons Seasons Moonlight Moonlight Centre forfor Arts Centre Centre Arts for Arts 3:00pm/145 3:00pm/145 min.min. 6:30pm/95 6:30pm/95 min.min. 9:00pm/111 9:00pm/111 min.min. Command Command andand Control Control To Keep To Keep the the Light Light KingKing Dave Dave Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 3:45pm/92 3:45pm/92 min.min. 6:00pm/89 6:00pm/89 min.min. 8:45pm/100 8:45pm/100 min.min. Disquiet Disquiet in Paradise in Paradise Green Green / is / is Gold / Gold Old Old Stone Stone Beautiful Beautiful Disquiet 2016 2016 in Paradise IntlIntl Village 8 8 Village Intl Village 812:00pm/107 12:00pm/107 min.min. 3:00pm/85 3:00pm/85 min.min. 5:45pm/80 5:45pm/80 min.min. 8:30pm/96 8:30pm/96 min. 12:00pm/107 min. min. Shadow Shadow World World Godspeed Godspeed SinsSins of the of the Flesh Flesh Shadow Sin World Sin AlasAlas Sieranevada Sieranevada G IntlIntl Village 9 9 Village Intl Village 9 10:45am/94 10:45am/94 min.min. 1:00pm/111 1:00pm/111 min.min. 3:30pm/124 3:30pm/124 min.min. 10:45am/94 6:45pm/84 6:45pm/84 min. min. min. 9:00pm/173 9:00pm/173 min.min. 1:00 Barakah Barakah Meets Meets Bar... Bar... New New Moon Moon Over Over Toho... Toho... TheThe Unseen Unseen Barakah TheMeets The Model Model Bar... Death Death of Louis of Louis XIVXIV N IntlIntl Village 1010Village Intl Village 10 11:15am/88 11:15am/88 min.min. 1:30pm/98 1:30pm/98 min.min. 4:15pm/105 4:15pm/105 min.min. 11:15am/88 7:15pm/105 7:15pm/105 min.min. min. 9:45pm/105 9:45pm/105 min.min. Julieta Julieta After After the the Storm Storm Goldstone Goldstone ElleElle Ju Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 1:00pm/96 1:00pm/96 min.min. 3:30pm/117 3:30pm/117 min.min. 6:15pm/110 6:15pm/110 min.min. 9:00pm/130 9:00pm/130 min.min. 1:00p Darwin Darwin TheThe Love Love Witch Witch Eyes Eyes of My of My Moth... Moth... RioRio Rio 6:00pm/94 6:00pm/94 min.min. 8:45pm/120 8:45pm/120 min.min. 11:30pm/77 11:30pm/77 min.min. TheThe Student Student Endless Endless Poetry Poetry Ain't Ain't Love Love a Many a Many Splend... Splend... Frantz Frantz The Stud SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 12:30pm/118 12:30pm/118 min.min. 3:15pm/128 3:15pm/128 min.min. 6:30pm/112 6:30pm/112 min.min. 9:30pm/113 9:30pm/113 min.min. 12:30pm/11 Sustainable Sustainable Production Production Creator Creator TalkTalk Sustainable Productio Vancity Vancity Vancity 9:30am/420 9:30am/420 min.min. 6:00pm/105 6:00pm/105 min.min. 9:30am/420 min.

Friday, Friday, Friday, October October 77 October 7


00 01 02 00 00 00 1111 12 00 03 03 00 0606 07 00 10 10 00 0101 0909 0000 09 1010 0000 0000 1210 0000 00 0101 0000 0202 0011 0000 0404 0000 12 0505 0000 0000 07 000000 0808 0000 0909 00 0000 1111 000003 1212 00 0000 I, Daniel I, Daniel Blake Blake TBATBA Centre Centre Artsfor Arts Centre forfor Arts 6:30pm/100 6:30pm/100 min.min. 9:15pm/100 9:15pm/100 min.min. Copy Copy of My of My Mind Mind Tower Tower Maudite Maudite Poutine Poutine Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:00pm/116 4:00pm/116 min.min. 6:30pm/82 6:30pm/82 min.min. 8:30pm/100 8:30pm/100 min.min. Intl 8 Village 8 IntlIntl Village 8Village Intl 9 Village 9 IntlIntl Village 9Village Intl Village 10 Intl Village Intl Village 1010 Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse Paterson Paterson TheThe Handmaiden Handmaiden We We AreAre the the Flesh Flesh Rio RioRio 6:00pm/113 6:00pm/113 min.min. 8:30pm/145 8:30pm/145 min.min. 11:45pm/80 11:45pm/80 min.min. Glory The Teacher Glory Glory The The Teacher Teacher Franca: Franca: ... ... The The Unknown Unknown Girl Girl TBA TBA SFU-GCA 11:00am/98 SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 11:00am/98 min. 1:30pm/102 min. 11:00am/98 min.min. 1:30pm/102 1:30pm/102 min.min. 4:00pm/80 4:00pm/80 min.min. 6:15pm/113 6:15pm/113 min.min. 9:00pm/100 9:00pm/100 min.min. of the Mag... It Gets Dark Keepers Keepers of the of the Mag... Mag... By the ByKeepers the Time Time It Gets It Gets Dark Dark Scarred Scarred Hearts Hearts FireFire at Sea at SeaBy the Time TheThe Architect Architect Vancity VancityVancity 10:30am/87 min.3:45pm/141 1:15pm/105 min. 10:30am/87 10:30am/87 min.min. 1:15pm/105 1:15pm/105 min.min. 3:45pm/141 min.min. 6:45pm/108 6:45pm/108 min.min. 9:15pm/95 9:15pm/95 min.min.

Friday, Friday, Friday, October October 14 October 14 14

00 1111 12 00 03 00 03 00 0606 01 07 02 00 10 00 10 00 00 0101 0909 0000 09 1010 0000 0000 1210 0000 00 0101 0000 0202 0011 0000 0404 0000 12 0505 0000 0000 07 000000 0808 0000 0909 00 0000 1111 000003 1212 00 0000 Toni Erd ToniToni Erdmann Erdmann After After the the Storm Storm Being Being 17 17 Centre Centre Artsfor Arts Centre forfor Arts 2:15pm/162 2:15pm/162 min.min. 6:00pm/117 6:00pm/117 min.min. 9:00pm/116 9:00pm/116 min.min. 2:15pm/1 Short Short StayStay Snow Snow Monkey Monkey Kékszakállú Kékszakállú Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:00pm/84 4:00pm/84 min.min. 6:00pm/148 6:00pm/148 min.min. 9:00pm/72 9:00pm/72 min.min. Knife in the Clear Wa... T Knife Knife in the in the Clear Clear Wa... Wa... The The Dreamed Dreamed Path Path Killing$ Killing$ of Tony of Tony Blair Blair Shadow Shadow World World Intl Village 8 8 IntlIntl Village 8Village 1:00pm/95 1:00pm/95 min.min. 3:30pm/86 3:30pm/86 min.min. 6:00pm/91 6:00pm/91 min.min. 1:00pm/95 8:30pm/94 8:30pm/94 min.min. min. The Architect Architect Radio Radio Dreams Dreams The Architect Alb¸m Alb¸m TheThe Long Long Excuse Excuse Radio Hema Hema Hema: Hema: Dreams ... ... Intl Village 9 9 The IntlIntl Village 9Village 11:00am/95 min. 1:30pm/97 min. 11:00am/95 11:00am/95 min.min. 1:30pm/97 1:30pm/97 min.min. 4:00pm/104 4:00pm/104 min. min. 6:30pm/124 6:30pm/124 min.min. 9:15pm/96 9:15pm/96 min.min. 1:54 Yourself and Yours 1:541:54 Yourself Yourself andand Yours Yours Staying Staying Vertical Vertical Magnus Magnus Eyes Eyes of My of My Moth... Moth... Intl Intl Village Village 10 Intl Village 1010 11:30am/106 11:30am/106 min.min. 2:00pm/123 2:00pm/123 min.min. 11:30am/106 4:45pm/100 4:45pm/100 min.min. min. 7:15pm/76 7:15pm/76 min.min. 9:30pm/77 9:30pm/77 min.min. 2:00pm/123 min. Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse Personal Personal Shopper Shopper Thanks, Thanks, Boss! Boss! RioRio Rio 6:30pm/105 6:30pm/105 min.min. 9:15pm/90 9:15pm/90 min.min. We We Can't Can't Make Make the the Same Same Mistake Mistake Twice Twice A Good A Good Wife Wife We Can't Mother Mother Make the Same Suntan Suntan Mistake Twice SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 12:30pm/163 12:30pm/163 12:30pm/163 min.min. 4:00pm/95 4:00pm/95 min.min. 6:30pm/89 6:30pm/89 min.min. 8:45pm/104 8:45pm/104 min.min. min. TheThe Human Human Surge Surge Depth Depth TwoTwoThe Human KithKith andand Kin Surge Kin Harold Harold andand Lillian: Lillian: ... ... DepthBurden Two Burden Kith Vancity VancityVancity min. 1:00pm/80 min. 3:00p 10:30am/97 10:30am/97 min.min. 1:00pm/80 1:00pm/80 min.min. 10:30am/97 3:00pm/93 3:00pm/93 min. min. 6:00pm/96 6:00pm/96 min.min. 8:30pm/90 8:30pm/90 min. min.

Thursday, Thursday, Thursday, October October 1313 October 13

00 01 02 00 00 00 1111 12 00 03 03 00 0606 07 00 10 10 00 0101 0909 0000 09 1010 0000 0000 1210 0000 00 0101 0000 0202 0011 0000 0404 0000 12 0505 0000 0000 07 000000 0808 0000 0909 00 0000 1111 000003 1212 00 0000 Franca: Franca: ... ... Manchester Manchester by the by the SeaSea Centre Centre forfor Arts Centre Artsfor Arts 6:00pm/80 6:00pm/80 min.min. 8:30pm/136 8:30pm/136 min.min. Portrait Portrait of aof Garden a Garden Freightened: Freightened: ... ... She's She's Allergic Allergic to...to... Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:00pm/98 4:00pm/98 min.min. 6:30pm/84 6:30pm/84 min.min. 8:45pm/74 8:45pm/74 min.min. QuitQuit Staring Staring at My at My Plate Plate Ghostland Ghostland Living Living With With Giants Giants Quit Staring Don't Don't Blink: Blink: ... ... at My Plate Intl 8 IntlIntl Village 8Village Village 8 1:00pm/105 min. 1:00pm/105 1:00pm/105 min.min. 3:30pm/88 3:30pm/88 min.min. 6:00pm/79 6:00pm/79 min.min. 8:15pm/82 8:15pm/82 min.min. Harry Benson: The Salesman Harry Benson: Benson: ... ... TheThe Salesman Salesman Beautiful Beautiful 2016 2016... TwoTwo Trains Trains Runnin' Runnin' The The Teacher Teacher Intl 9 Harry IntlIntl Village 9Village Village 9 11:00am/89 11:00am/89 min.min. 1:15pm/125 1:15pm/125 min.min. 11:00am/89 4:00pm/96 4:00pm/96 min. min. min. 6:30pm/82 6:30pm/82 min.min. 8:45pm/102 1:15pm/125 8:45pm/102 min.min. min. Fire Son at FireFire at Sea at Sea Sweet Sweet Dreams Dreams Son of Sea Joseph of Joseph Bugs Bugs Alone AloneSweet Dreams Intl Village 10 Intl Village 1010 Intl Village 11:15am/108 11:15am/108 min.min. 1:45pm/134 1:45pm/134 min.min. 11:15am/108 4:45pm/115 4:45pm/115 min. min. min. 7:30pm/76 7:30pm/76 min.min. 9:30pm/90 9:30pm/90 min.1:45pm/134 min. min. Human Human Human Spirit Spirit Unforgetta... Unforgetta... Staying Staying Vertical Vertical Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 12:30pm/143 12:30pm/143 min.min. 3:45pm/80 3:45pm/80 min.min. 6:30pm/100 6:30pm/100 min.min. 12:30pm/143 min. Gimme Gimme Danger Danger GirlGirl withwith All the All the Gifts Gifts Rio RioRio 6:30pm/108 6:30pm/108 min.min. 9:15pm/111 9:15pm/111 min.min. American Honey American American Honey Honey Complexity Complexity of Happiness of Happiness Happiest Happiest Day Day in the in the ... ... Elle Elle SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA 12:30pm/162 12:30pm/162 min.min. 4:00pm/118 4:00pm/118 min.min. 6:45pm/92 6:45pm/92 min.min. 12:30pm/162 9:00pm/130 9:00pm/130 min. min.min. Ta'ang Ta'ang Ta'ang Mrs. Mrs. Space Space andand Time Time Seasons Seasons TBATBA Mrs. Vancity VancityVancity 10:30am/147 10:30am/147 min.min. 1:30pm/80 1:30pm/80 min.min. 10:30am/147 3:30pm/95 3:30pm/95 min.min. min. 6:15pm/95 6:15pm/95 min.min. 8:30pm/100 8:30pm/100 1:30pm/80 min.min. min.

Wednesday, October 12 Wednesday, Wednesday, October October 1212

00 01 02 00 00 00 1111 12 00 03 03 00 0606 07 00 10 10 00 0101 0909 0000 09 1010 0000 0000 1210 0000 00 0101 0000 0202 0011 0000 0404 0000 12 0505 0000 0000 07 000000 0808 0000 0909 00 0000 1111 000003 1212 00 0000 Tanna Tanna Paterson Paterson Centre Centre forfor Arts Centre Artsfor Arts 6:00pm/104 6:00pm/104 min.min. 8:45pm/113 8:45pm/113 min.min. Lights Lights Above Above W...W... Depth Depth TwoTwo Knife Knife in the in the Clear Clear Wa... Wa... Cinematheque Cinematheque Cinematheque 4:30pm/71 4:30pm/71 min.min. 6:30pm/80 6:30pm/80 min.min. 8:30pm/95 8:30pm/95 min.min. History's Future History's History's Future Future The The Model Model BANG! BANG! The The Bert Bert Bern... Bern... Of Ink Of Ink and and Blood Blood Intl 8 IntlIntl Village 8Village Village 8 1:00pm/95 min. 1:00pm/95 1:00pm/95 min.min. 3:30pm/105 3:30pm/105 min.min. 6:00pm/94 6:00pm/94 min.min. 8:30pm/83 8:30pm/83 min.min. Panamerican The Long Excuse Panamerican Panamerican Mach... Mach... TheThe Long Long Excuse Excuse Growing Growing UpMach... Coy Up Coy When When TwoTwo Worlds Worlds Coll... Coll... Command Command andand Control Control Intl 9 IntlIntl Village 9Village Village 9 11:00am/86 min. 1:15pm/124 min. 11:00am/86 11:00am/86 min.min. 1:15pm/124 1:15pm/124 min.min. 4:00pm/83 4:00pm/83 min. min. 6:45pm/100 6:45pm/100 min.min. 9:15pm/92 9:15pm/92 min.min. Junction 48 Yohji Yamamoto: ... Junction Junction 48 48 Yohji Yohji Yamamoto: Yamamoto: ... ... Frantz Frantz Reset Reset Alb¸m Alb¸m Intl Village 10 Intl Village 1010 Intl Village 11:30am/97 min. 2:00pm/79 min. 11:30am/97 11:30am/97 min.min. 2:00pm/79 2:00pm/79 min.min. 4:15pm/113 4:15pm/113 min.min. 7:00pm/110 7:00pm/110 min.min. 9:30pm/104 9:30pm/104 min.min. Lantouri Lantouri Lantouri Graduation Graduation TheThe Architect Architect River River of Fables of Fables Playhouse Playhouse Playhouse 12:30pm/115 12:30pm/115 min.min. 3:15pm/127 3:15pm/127 min.min. 6:30pm/95 6:30pm/95 12:30pm/115 min.min. min. 9:30pm/118 9:30pm/118 min.min. Kooks Kooks andand Legends Legends ... ... ToniToni Erdmann Erdmann Rio RioRio 6:00pm/90 6:00pm/90 min.min. 8:30pm/162 8:30pm/162 min.min. SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SFU-GCA SnowMetamorphoses Monkey Crosscurrent Snow Snow Monkey Monkey Crosscurrent Crosscurrent Metamorphoses Keep Keep Quiet Quiet TheThe Yard Yard Vancity VancityVancity 10:30am/148 10:30am/148 min.min. 1:30pm/116 1:30pm/116 min.min. 10:30am/148 4:00pm/93 4:00pm/93 min. min. min. 6:45pm/97 6:45pm/97 min.min. 9:00pm/78 9:00pm/78 1:30pm/116 min.min. min.

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Ignite

BC Spotlight Awards

Nettie Wild Second Jen

Ben Chance

BC Spotlight

Ignite Award

Yan England

Kevan Funk

Krista Vernoff

Presented by TELUS. This $20,000 prize will recognize the outstanding work of one female key creative on a BC-produced feature or short. The awarded  prize money can be used for a future production or towards customized training that will further advance the creator’s career. 

Totally Indie Day

Brad Wilke

A dynamic day designed to provide real insights and hands-on advice from top experienced industry pros and rising new talent.

Best BC Film Award One narrative feature will receive a $10,000 development bursary provided by the Harold Greenberg Fund and a $15,000 post-production services credit supplied by Encore (Deluxe Ent Services Group). 

Best BC Short Film Sponsored by Creative BC, a $5,000 prize is awarded for the Best BC Short Film.

Saturday, October 8 BC Emerging Filmmaker Award Presented by

Get Picked Up: Meet the Distribution Players How distributors choose independent films, how to get yours chosen—learn what the top executives for narrative and documentary features in the US and Canada are looking for now. Guest speakers include Ron Mann (President, Filmswelike), Nancy Gerstman (CEO, Zeitgeist), Kerry Kupecz (ED Sales and Marketing, Unobstructed View), Robin Smith (CEO, Kinosmith) & Danish Vahidy (Director of Marketing, Theatrical Releasing, Mongrel Media).

Bridging the Indie Gap Award-winning filmmaker and screenwriter Brad Wilke offers a film marketing, audience engagement and personal branding guide to help indie filmmakers bridge what he’s coined “The Indie Gap.” Presented by

Pushing The Boundaries Of Documentary Filmmaking Legendary Canadian documentary filmmaker Nettie Wild and her team will share the new approach—and new technologies—they brought to creating KONELINE: our land beautiful, a film unlike any she has ever made or audiences have ever seen.

Rising Stars: The Top New Directors of 2016

This award includes a $7,500 cash prize sponsored by the Union of BC Performers and ACTRA Fraternal Benefits Society and a $10,000 equipment credit supplied by William F. White. This award is open to first or second narrative features that are signatory to a UBCP/ACTRA agreement.

Ben Chace (Sin Alas), Kevan Funk (Hello Destroyer) and Yan England (1:54) are the rising stars you need to know, learn from and be inspired by. Learn the challenges they faced, how they set their films apart, how they succeeded and where they’re pushing next.

#mustseebc

In Conversation with Executive Producer and Doubling Down: Millennial Writer, Krista Vernoff Creators Take Over Join one of the most successful writers and Meet creators and stars Amanda Joy and Samantha Wan, the forces behind Second Jen, and discover how to leverage the success of your content to create new opportunities to push yourself creatively and reach bigger audiences. Presented with the participation of

producers in Hollywood today for a masterclass on what it takes to succeed at the highest level. Krista Verner is currently the Executive Producer of the award-winning hit Showtime series Shameless.

Totally Indie Day Reception Presented by

In advance of the festival, the #mustseeBC campaign invites audiences to preview trailers, promote BC filmmakers across social networks and VOTE for their most-anticipated films. The film that earns the most fan votes takes the title “Audience Must-See-Film” and receives a special red carpet screening. Voting starts on September 12 at  mustseebc. viff.org.

Winners will be determined by the Ignite jury and announced at an awards ceremony prior to the screening of Spirit Unforgettable on Saturday, October 8. 

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Canadian Images

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True North


True North

Canadian Images

True North Canadian Images Future//Present A celebration of the extraordinary creativity and craft being demonstrated by Canadian storytellers from coast to coast. Presented by

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Contemporary World Cinema

Panorama

Nunavut

Canadian Images Our country’s best narrative films and documentaries from directors beloved by VIFF audiences as well as exciting new voices.

Maliglutit (Searchers) ZACHARIAS KUNUK, CANADA, 2016, 94  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 6

6:00 PM 3:15 PM

CENT PLAY

Zacharias Kunuk introduced the world to Inuit filmmaking with the Cannes award-winning Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, recently voted the top Canadian film of all time. The director’s exciting new epic is based on a true story, with an obvious nod to John Ford’s classic The Searchers. A man returns from a hunting trip to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped and the rest of his family slaughtered. His father’s spirit helper, the loon Kallulik, sets him on course to revoke fate and reunite his family. Cast Benjamin Kunuk, Jocelyne Immaroitok, Karen Ivalu, Joseph Uttak, Joey Sarpinak, Jonah Qunaq Prod  Zacharias Kunuk, Jonathan Frantz, Cara Di Staulo Filmography Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner; The Journals of Knud Rasmussen

Where the Universe Sings

Ontario

The Other Half JOEY KLEIN, CANADA, 2016, 103  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 SUN, OCT 2 MON, OCT 10

9:15 PM 12:30 PM 6:00 PM

PLAY PLAY IN08

Joey Klein’s accomplished debut hinges on the relationship between a bipolar woman (Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black) and a grief-stricken man (Tom Cullen, Weekend). The film’s nuanced narrative is striking in its depth and sincerity as it portrays a relationship borne of mutual mental distress. Its aesthetic flourishes and indelible soundtrack work to create a dizzyingly atmospheric tone. “A troubled, anguished love story that neither exaggerates nor soft-pedals the demons on display...”—Variety

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Cast Tatiana Maslany, Tom Cullen, Suzanne Clément, Henry Czerny, Mark Rendall, Deragh Campbell Prod  Nicole Hilliard-Forde, Jonathan Bronfman, Joey Klein


True North

Quebec

Quebec/Ontario

Darwin

1:54

8:45 PM 12:30 PM 11:30 AM

IN08 VCT IN10

At 16, Tim (Mommy’s Antoine Olivier Pilon) is a bright student and gifted athlete. He is, however, somewhat timid, and with good reason. Navigating the nebulous world of teenage sexual identity has left the young man isolated and afraid. He copes with his anxiety by throwing himself back into competitive running, a sport he’d abandoned. In Yan England’s dramatic thriller, bullying and peer pressure are the catalysts for a dramatic change in attitude and a redefinition of what makes Tim, Tim. Cast Antoine Olivier Pilon, Sophie Nélisse, David Boutin, Patrice Godin, Robert Naylor, Lou-Pascal Tremblay Prod  Denise Robert, Diane England

Ontario

6:00 PM 12:15 PM

RIO IN08

World Premiere. Fans of The Hunger Games are in for a treat! Set in a dystopian future, Benjamin Duffield’s film imagines what spending all of your time in front of a computer might lead to: a world in which the computer is one’s only contact, where the ability to speak is lost and where good health, love and social activity are forgotten. Featuring Nick Krause (The Descendants) in a star-making role, Darwin chronicles a young man’s search for connection in a disconnected world. Cast Molly Parker, Nick Krause, Juliette Gosselin, Jordyn Sydney Negri, Danielle Divernere, Cassidy Marlene Jaggard Prod  Kimberley Berlin, Susan Schneir, Jason Ross Jallet, Benjamin Paquette Filmography Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty

6:45 PM 4:30 PM

A farm boy (Josh Wiggins) liberates his girlfriend (Sophie Nélisse)—and her abusive dad’s drug money for good measure—in this exquisitely tense and luminously lensed thriller. Given that her dad (Bill Paxton, in a first-rate villainous turn) is a crooked cop, a clean getaway isn’t in the offing. As the young lovers’ flight takes them past the point of no return, they learn what they’re capable of when backed into a corner. “A poetic tale of backwoods crime with first-rate performances...”—IndieWire Cast  Sophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Kevin Durand, Colm Feore, Bill Paxton, Vickie Papavs Prod William Woods, Allison Black Filmography Edwyn Boyd: Citizen Gangster

SAT, OCT 8 MON, OCT 10

8:45 PM 3:00 PM

Chez les géants

CINE IN08

Working from an inventive screenplay by Alexandre Goyette, Daniel Grou a.k.a. Podz (Miraculum) brings us a cinematic tour-deforce reminiscent of 2015’s Victoria. After its opening scene, the entire film is delivered in a bravura single shot, as revenge-seeking Dave (Goyette himself) leads us through Montreal’s East End (and nine kilometres of sets) as he embarks on an astounding odyssey replete with sex and violence. Spend an entire summer at an amusement park and you won’t find a ride this thrilling! Cast  Alexandre Goyette, Karelle Tremblay, Mylène St-Sauveur, Kémy St-Éloy, Phillipe Boutin, Moe Jeudy Lamour Prod  Nicole Robert Selected Filmography 7 Days; L’affaire Dumont; Miraculum

6:15 PM 3:00 PM

IN09 IN08

Anne Émond (Nuit #1) returns with the startling and sensuous true story of Nelly Arcan, a young escort-turned-writer whose lurid life, skilfully penned accounts of her exploits and tragic death became a cause célèbre in Quebec. Mylène MacKay embodies both the strengths and vulnerabilities of the shooting star that was Nelly. (Arcan died at the age of 36.) Emond’s depiction of this troubled independent soul and the world that shaped her makes for a strong feminist statement. Cast Mylène Mackay, Sylvie Drapeau, Francis Leplay, Catherine Brunet, Marie-Claude Guérin Prod  Nicole Robert Selected Filmography Nuit #1; Les êtres chers

SEBASTIEN RIST, AUDE LEROUX-LÉVESQUE, CANADA, 2016, 79  MIN.

MON, OCT 3 WED, OCT 12

10:45 AM 6:00 PM

This nuanced documentary by directors Sebastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque is infused with deep-rooted traditions and the harsh realities of a changing Arctic. Paulusie is an optimistic, imaginative and sensitive Inuk teen who loves the solitude of hunting. But when alcohol is smuggled into his dry community for a graduation party, his life is turned upside down. Kudos to the directors for avoiding facile political statements and revealing something deeper about Native youth in the North. Emerging Canadian Filmmaker, Hot Docs 16 Prod  Jean-Simon Chartier

Of Ink and Blood

Old Stone

ALEXIS FORTIER-GAUTHIER, MAXIM RHEAULT, FRANCIS FORTIN, CANADA, 2016, 83  MIN.

JOHNNY MA, CANADA/CHINA, 2016, 80  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 TUE, OCT 11

IN10 IN08

Canada/China

D’ Encre et de sang

ANNE ÉMOND, CANADA, 2016, 101  MIN.

IN09 IN09

FRI, OCT 7 SUN, OCT 9

Québec

Nelly

NATHAN MORLANDO, CANADA, 2016, 108  MIN.

Living With Giants

DANIEL GROU, CANADA, 2016, 100  MIN.

Quebec

Mean Dreams THU, OCT 6 SUN, OCT 9

FRI, OCT 7 SUN, OCT 9

Quebec

King Dave

BENJAMIN DUFFIELD, CANADA, 2016, 94  MIN.

YAN ENGLAND, CANADA, 2016, 106  MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 MON, OCT 10 THU, OCT 13

Quebec

Canadian Images

12:30 PM 8:30 PM

Lao Shi

IN08 IN08

This intricately structured and carefully composed character drama examines an ill-fated author, a secretive bookstore owner and a star-crossed couple embroiled in a conflict of both personal and social significance. Split into three chapters, the film focuses on the characters both independently and in relation to each other to form an intricate and unbiased perspective of the situation. Strongly edited and boasting a captivating visual design, Of Ink and Blood is an involving cinematic experience. Cast  Martin Desgagné, Lysandre Ménard, Iannicko N’Doua, Fayolle Jean Prod  Jeanne-Marie Poulain

SUN, OCT 2 WED, OCT 5 FRI, OCT 7

3:15 PM 2:30 PM 5:45 PM

IN08 VCT IN08

Johnny Ma’s debut is a sharp, tightly edited thriller boasting rich aesthetics and a clever non-linear narrative. Set in China, Old Stone tackles the legal and bureaucratic systems in place as it recounts the psychological degeneration of a lowly taxi driver. Bearing the film’s tense buildup and complex structure, patient viewers will be treated to a staggering climax sure to put them on the edge of their seats. “[A] solid debut fusing social-realist drama and noir.”—Hollywood Reporter Cast  Chen Gang, Nai An, Wang Hongwei, Zhang Zebin, Luo Xue’er Prod  Wu Xuanjian, Chi-an Lin, JIng, Jing Wang, Sarah Stallard

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True North

Nova Scotia

Quebec

ALANIS OBOMSAWIN, CANADA, 2016, 163  MIN.

JOHN WALKER, CANADA, 2016, 90  MIN.

10:30 AM 6:00 PM

Canadian Awards

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice

Quebec My Country Mon Pays SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3

Canadian Images

VCT IN08

THU, OCT 6 THU, OCT 13

5:30 PM 12:30 PM

SFU SFU

Documentarian John Walker (A Drummer’s Dream, VIFF 10) brings us a very personal reflection on the exodus of anglophones from Quebec that began after the first independence referendum in 1980. An expatriate Quebecer himself, Walker illuminates the provinces change from a bilingual and bicultural community to an inward-looking hegemony. Featuring interviews with prominent thinkers including Denys Arcand and Jacques Godbout, this is an unrequited love letter to the province of Walker’s birth.

In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark discrimination complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada. They argued that welfare services provided to First Nations children on reserves and in the Yukon were underfunded and inferior to services offered to other Canadian children. Veteran director Alanis Obomsawin’s film documents this epic court challenge, giving voice to the tenacious childcare workers at its epicentre.

Prod  Ann Bernier, John Walker

Prod  Alanis Obomsawin

Selected Filmography Arctic Defenders; Passage; A Drummer’s Dream

Selected Filmography Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance; Is the Crown at War with Us?

While VIFF welcomes films from every corner of the globe to Vancouver screens, we also host one of the world’s largest exhibitions of new Canadian cinema. VIFF demonstrates our continued commitment to Canadian directors with three cash prizes.

Best Canadian Film 10,000 award sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada. $

Emerging Canadian  Director $2,000 award sponsored by the Directors Guild of Canada. 

Best Canadian  Documentary $ 15,000 prize presented by Rogers Group of Funds.

Nominees Keepers of the Magic (dir. Vic Sarin) KONELĪNE: our land beautiful (dir. Nettie Wild) Lights Above Water (dir. Nicolas Lachapelle, Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux)

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Nominees 1:54* (dir. Yan England) Hello Destroyer* (dir. Kevan Funk)

Weirdos

BRUCE MCDONALD, CANADA, 2016, 89  MIN.

MON, OCT 3 WED, OCT 5

6:45 PM 1:00 PM

IN09 PLAY

Bruce McDonald (Hard Core Logo) has a knack for presenting the Canadian experience in a way that brings out universal truths. With a gently humorous script from playwright Daniel MacIvor, McDonald takes us back to the freewheeling 70s in a road flick featuring the music of Patsy Gallant, Gordon Lightfoot and Murray McLauchlan. The setting is Cape Breton and the cast includes veteran Molly Parker, as well as promising newcomers Dylan Authors and Julia Sarah Stone as the central pair of teenage runaways. Cast  Dylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Parker, Allan Hawco Prod  Mike MacMillan, Marc Almon Selected Filmography Highway 61; Hard Core Logo; Pontypool

King Dave (dir. Daniel Grou)

Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris

Maliglutit (dir. Zacharias Kunuk) Maudite Poutine* (dir. Karl Lemieux) Mean Dreams* (dir. Nathan Morlando)

NANCY LANG, PETER RAYMONT, CANADA, 2016, 91 MIN.

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 4

4:00 PM 6:45 PM

IN10 IN09

World Premiere. Lawren Harris was born to a life of privilege in one of Toronto’s wealthiest families. After studying in Europe, he returned to Canada determined to break free of the restrictive academic painting style prevalent at the time, boldly expressing his radical vision of our country with vibrant colour. Peter Raymont and newcomer Nancy Lang explore what drove this complex character, a cofounder of the Group of Seven and the most valued artist in Canadian history, collected by many (including Steve Martin). Featuring  Lawren Harris Exec Prod Peter Raymont

Nelly (dir. Anne Émond) Never Eat Alone* (dir. Sofia Bohdanowicz) Of Ink and Blood* (dir. Alexis Fortier-Gauthier, Maxim Rheault, Francis Fortin)

Living With Giants (dir. Sebastien Rist, Aude Leroux-Lévesque) Mixed Match (dir. Jeff Chiba Stearns) New Moon Over Tohoku (dir. Linda Ohama) Quebec Mon Pays (dir. John Walker) RiverBlue (dir. David McIlvride, Roger Williams) Spirit Unforgettable (dir. Pete McCormack) Tales of Two Who Dreamt (dir. Andrea Bussmann, Nicolás Pereda) We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice (dir. Alanis Obomsawin) Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris (dir. Peter Raymont, Nancy Lang)

The Other Half* (dir. Joey Klein) The Unseen* (dir. Geoff Redknap) Weirdos (dir. Bruce McDonald) Werewolf* (dir. Ashley McKenzie)

* Indicates films eligible for both Best Canadian Film and Emerging Canadian Director

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Future//Present

True North

Ontario

Quebec

The Intestine

Lights Above Water Lumières sur l’eau

LEV LEWIS, CANADA, 2016, 71  MIN.

MON, OCT 3 WED, OCT 5

8:15 PM 12:30 PM

VCT IN08

World Premiere. In Lev Lewis’ haunting debut, a young woman named Maya wakes up alone after a one-night stand in a luxurious suburban home. With her lover nowhere to be found, she grows accustomed to her adopted abode, a relief from the rundown place she shares with her drug-addicted mother. As days pass, she settles in, even befriending a neighbour, but things get complicated when the missing man’s sister shows up. Desperate to escape her reality, Maya will do whatever it takes to claim the domestic paradise as her own. Cast Melanie Scheiner, Claudia Dey, Jennifer Hardy, Deragh Campbell Prod  Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas

Ontario

NICOLAS LACHAPELLE, ARIEL ST-LOUIS LAMOUREUX, CANADA, 2016, 58  MIN.

Preceded by Two p. 73

WED, OCT 5 TUE, OCT 11

6:15 PM 4:30 PM

CINE CINE

World Premiere. Made in collaboration with the Cree community of Waswanipi, this is an extraordinary documentary that is equal parts observational and poetic. Shot over a year, co-directors Nicolas Lachapelle and Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux follow a group of children through their daily life. A generous and human meditation on identity and place that’s unfettered by an issue-driven hook or an imposed narrative, this is the rare sort of film that transcends categorization, becoming a beautiful work of art to behold. Prod  Nicolas Lachapelle, Ariel St-Louis Lamoureux

Quebec

Future//Present The Lockpicker

Diverse independent filmmakers from across Canada who demonstrate originality and vision while challenging the medium.

FRI, SEP 30 SAT, OCT 1

Maudite Poutine Series Sponsor

Maudite Poutine

RANDALL OKITA, CANADA, 2016, 95  MIN.

8:45 PM 3:30 PM

KARL LEMIEUX, CANADA, 2016, 97  MIN.

IN08 VCT

World Premiere. Directed by decorated visual artist and masterful short filmmaker Randall Okita, this is an astonishingly assured debut feature about an alienated teenaged boy named Hashi who is grappling with the trauma of a classmate’s recent suicide. Dealing with perennial coming-of-age themes such as bullying, disillusionment and the loss of innocence, The Lockpicker is distinguished by its impressionistic form punctuated with dreamlike imagery, all guided by a tender eye from behind the camera. Cast Keigian Umi Tang, Storie Serres, David Woroner, Jordan Gray, Madi Langdon, Stephne Halliburn Prod Jason Lapeyre, Randall Okita, Robert Fisher, Darcy Van Poelgeest, Chris Agoston, Tania Thompson

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Preceded By Popsong p. 73

SAT, OCT 1 SAT, OCT 8 FRI, OCT 14

9:00 PM 4:00 PM 8:30 PM

IN08 CINE CINE

North American Premiere. A staple of Montreal’s experimental film scene, Karl Lemieux makes his narrative feature debut with Maudite Poutine. Vincent (Jean-Simon Leduc) and his fellow bandmates get in serious trouble with a group of local drug dealers when they steal their pot. Vincent’s older brother Michel (Martin Dubreuil) steps in to protect him. Their history together is ambiguous, but it seems Michel wants to atone for the past and be a good brother—but with Vincent’s life on the line, how far is he willing to go? Cast Jean-Simon Leduc, Martin Dubreuil, Francis La Haye, Robin Aubert, Marie Brassard, AlexaJeanne Dubé Prod  Sylvain Corbeil, Nancy Grant


True North

Ontario

Quebec

Split

Never Eat Alone

Écartée

SOFIA BOHDANOWICZ, CANADA, 2015, 68  MIN.

Preceded by A Prayer p. 73, An Evening p. 73, Another Prayer p. 73

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 4

Future//Present

9:30 PM 3:45 PM

CINE CINE

World Premiere. A widow in her mid-80s starts to wonder what ever happened to a would-be lover who appeared with her in a live television drama back in the 50s. Her granddaughter offers to try and to track him down for her in this beautifully understated debut feature directed by Sofia Bohdanowicz. A thoughtful meditation on memory and aging, Never Eat Alone takes a frank and tender look at late-life loneliness and solitude. Cast  Joan Benac, Deragh Campbell, George Radovics Prod  Calvin Thomas

Canada/Mexico

LAWRENCE CÔTÉ-COLLINS, CANADA, 2016, 80  MIN.

WED, OCT 5 MON, OCT 10

8:15 PM 4:30 PM

CINE CINE

In Lawrence Coté-Collins’ mockumentary, Anick has moved into the home of Scott and Jessie with the intention of making a documentary about Scott’s social reintegration after a life spent in and out of jail. Now in his 50s, Scott’s on the straight and narrow, having fallen head over heels for the much younger Jessie. As the shoot continues, Anick starts to wear out her welcome, with her presence creating considerable tension between the two subjects—especially once she starts to overstep her boundaries... Cast  Whitney Lafleur, Marjolaine Beauchamp, Ronald Cyr

Nova Scotia

Looking for a venue extraordinaire? Tales of Two Who Dreamt

Werewolf

ASHLEY MCKENZIE, CANADA, 2016, 78  MIN.

ANDREA BUSSMANN, NICOLÁS PEREDA, CANADA/ MEXICO, 2016, 87  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3

6:15 PM 3:45 PM

IN08 CINE

Canadian Premiere. Set in a housing block on the outskirts of Toronto, this playful docufiction co-directed by Andrea Bussmann and Nicolás Pereda focuses on an asylumseeking Roma family who speak of legends from their building as they await news of their residency status. Their stories are constantly sidelined by their reality as the film humbly surrenders to its subjects, whose lives appear in limbo in this abstracted vision of Toronto life that investigates notions of representation and storytelling. Cast  Sandor Laska, Sandorné Laska, Timea Laska, Alexander Laska, Jozsef Radics, Orsika Radics Prod Nicolás Pereda, Andrea Bussmann, Dan Montgomery Selected Filmography (Nicolás Pereda) Killing Strangers; The Absent; Minotaur

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 6

6:30 PM 4:00 PM

CINE CINE

Set in Cape Breton, Ashley McKenzie’s deeply empathetic and authentic debut follows a methadone-dependent couple whose relationship, while possibly being their only source of support, perpetuates a cycle of addiction and poverty. Tugging a lawnmower about, they go door-to-door trying to scrape up enough money to survive. As they face housing waiting lists, a string of hard luck and the threat of relapse, their resolve is constantly tested, ensuring that even minor breakthroughs make for compelling drama. Cast  Andrew Gillis, Bhreagh MacNeil, Mark Woodland, Donald Campbell, Barry Wall, Katie Appleton Prod  Ashley McKenzie, Nelson MacDonald

Designed to dazzle, the beautifully appointed Vancouver International Film Centre can be used for screening films, multi media presentations, live simulcasts, closed circuit broadcasts, seminars, receptions and live performances.

viff.org The greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit educational and cultural organization incorporated and registered in British Columbia, and a federally charity. Chartiable Registration Number: BN118946821 RR0001

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Impact Uncompromising films and insightful discussions that spark action and change the way we see the world.

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M/A/D

Impact

Italy

With messages that resonate long after the end credits, these documentaries possess the ability to be powerful agents for change.

Fire at Sea Fuocoammare

GIANFRANCO ROSI, ITALY/FRANCE, 2015, 108  MIN.

WED, OCT 5 WED, OCT 12 FRI, OCT 14

5:30 PM 11:15 AM 6:45 PM

IN08 IN10 VCT

Gianfranco Rosi’s (Sacro GRA) quietly powerful observational documentary chronicles life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, the focal point for Europe’s ongoing refugee/migrant crisis. Existing at the point where reportage meets cinematic poetry, the film is harrowing, thoughtful and deeply moving by turns. “Moral courage and filmic artistry exist side by side in this essential offering from a director gradually earning the right to be thought of as one of the greats of our era.”—Sight & Sound Golden Bear, Berlin 16 Prod  Donatella Palermo, Gianfranco Rosi, Serge Lalou, Camille Laemle, Roberto Ciccutto, Paolo del Brocco, Martine Saada, Olivier Pere Selected Filmography Below Sea Level; El Sicario, Room 164; Sacro GRA

Denmark

USA

Command and Control

Bugs

ROBERT KENNER, USA, 2016, 92  MIN.

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ANDREAS JOHNSEN, DENMARK, 2016, 76  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 WED, OCT 5 WED, OCT 12

3:30 PM 4:15 PM 7:30 PM

IN08 IN09 IN10

Canadian Premiere. Insects. They’re what’s for dinner. Or, they will be if Nordic Food Lab has its way. But first, a researcher and gourmet chef must embark on a globe-trotting gastronomic quest to uncover how cultures that already look to pests for protein go about sugaring their respective entomophagical pills. Andreas Johnsen’s documentary may just leave you with a hankering for maggot cheese gelato or grasshopper ravioli! “A thought-provoking doc for adventurous foodies and environmentalists alike.”—Hollywood Reporter Prod  Sigrid Jonsson Dyekjær Pga Selected Filmography A Kind of Paradise; Kidd Life; Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

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3:45 PM 9:15 PM

CINE IN09

Canadian Premiere. Based on the bestselling book by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), this harrowing doc unearths a longburied nuclear incident on American soil. Director Robert Kenner details an accident at a missile complex and folds that narrative into a broader history of the American nuke program. Convincing, compelling and downright chilling. “[A] riveting and dismaying documentary... equal parts history lesson, cautionary tale and nerve-rattling thriller.”—Variety Featuring  Eric Schlosser Prod  Robert Kenner, Melissa Robledo, Mark Samels, Eric Schlosser Filmography Merchants of Doubt


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Spain

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping

DENIS DELESTRAC, SPAIN/FRANCE, 2016, 84  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 2 WED, OCT 12

USA

Germany

6:45 PM 11:00 AM 6:30 PM

IN10 IN09 CINE

Canadian Premiere. Having won the Greenpeace Prize for Banking Nature (VIFF 15), celebrated documentarian Denis Delestrac returns with an intrepid investigation into the myriad economic and environmental ramifications of cargo shipping. Freighters may have become seemingly innocuous fixtures in Vancouver’s waters but the inner workings of the industry remain shrouded in secrecy. Given that 90% of everything we consume arrives via ship, this is essential viewing for us all. “Edifying, remarkable, captivating.” —Telerama Prod  Carles Brugueras, Laurent Mini, Karim Samaï, Marieke van den Bersselaar

Rat Film

Power to Change— The Energy Rebellion

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3

CARL-A. FECHNER, GERMANY, 2015, 94  MIN.

1:00 PM 9:15 PM

RiverBlue

THEO ANTHONY, USA, 2016, 82  MIN.

Power to Change - Die EnergieRebellion

TUE, OCT 4 THU, OCT 6

Canada

IN09 IN08

Canadian Premiere. Meet the people who just might save our planet. This documentary outlines a wealth of innovations and the figures behind them, and lays out a plan that sees us reduce our carbon emissions to virtually zero. If you’re down in the dumps about our planet’s future, Carl-A. Fechner’s film will be a tonic—it conveys hope and excitement. The path to energy independence won’t be easy, but when the lights come up you’ll know it exists.

3:30 PM 6:30 PM

IN08 IN10

North American Premiere. The traditions of investigative (The Wire) and idiosyncratic (John Waters’ oeuvre) portraits of Baltimore entwine to dizzying effect in Theo Anthony’s inventive study of the rodents that have infested this port city and carved out a squalid existence that boasts disturbing parallels with that endured by the underclass. “Linked together by an awe-inspiring orchestral score, Rat Film keeps evolving as it moves along... It’s a striking combination of analysis and creative innovation...”—IndieWire Prod  Riel Roch-Decter, Sebastian Pardo

DAVID MCILVRIDE, ROGER WILLIAMS, CANADA, 2015, 95 MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 TUE, OCT 4

6:30 PM 2:00 PM

SFU IN10

World Premiere. Come and witness the outrageous ecological footprint caused by the production of blue jeans. Narrated by Jason Priestley, David McIlvride and Roger Williams’ documentary charts the damaging environmental effects of the textile and tanning industries in the rivers of India, China and Indonesia’s high-production manufacturing areas. A call to action, RiverBlue offers awareness as humanity’s hope for making change while advocating solutions for sustainable, eco-friendly fashion production.

Prod  Carl-A. Fechner

Featuring Jason Priestley (narrator) Prod Roger Williams

Filmography The Fourth Revolution: Energy Autonomy

Selected Filmography (David McIlvride) It’s a Mall World; Sledhead

Selected Filmography Sand Wars; Banking Nature

Iran

USA

Sonita

ROKHSAREH GHAEM MAGHAMI, IRAN/GERMANY/ SWITZERLAND, 2015, 90  MIN.

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 4

6:00 PM 1:00 PM

SFU PLAY

An Afghan refugee in Iran, 14-year-old Sonita aspires to be a hip-hop superstar like Rihanna. But when circumstances conspire against her and she’s destined to be sold into marriage, our increasingly empowered heroine discovers her true voice as an activist. As Sonita confronts countless obstacles in a bid to escape her fate, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami fashions an essential documentary. “Sonita puts a defiant face and expressive voice to a resistance that needs to be as loud as possible.”—RogerEbert.com Grand Jury Prize, Audience Award, Sundance 16; Audience Award, IDFA 15

I, Daniel Blake

Two Trains Runnin’ SAM POLLARD, USA, 2016, 82  MIN.

THU, SEP 29 SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

6:30 PM 3:15 PM 6:30 PM

CINE RIO IN09

Canadian Premiere. Only the brave or foolish ventured into Mississippi in the summer of 1964. And yet, as the Civil Rights Movement came to a boil, two groups of music enthusiasts from opposite coasts (one with John Fahey in tow) converged there to search for long-forgotten Delta blues men like Son House... You wouldn’t believe this tale if it were fiction, but Samuel D. Pollard’s rousing documentary, narrated by Common and featuring music by Gary Clark Jr., Lucinda Williams and others, resonates with #blacklivesmatter.

The Great Divide One of the hottest topics today is the growing divide between the haves and have-nots. Many films screening at VIFF address issues of social justice, politics and the dispossessed, but here is a dynamite group chosen to illuminate just some of what rising inequality is bringing to our world.

Prod  Gerd Haag

Featuring Common, Gary Clark, Jr., Buddy Guy, North Mississippi Allstars, Lucinda Williams Exec Prod  Common, Derek Dudley

Glory p. 32

Sonita p. 69

Graduation p. 25

Filmography Going Up the Stairs

Thanks, Boss! p.43

Filmography Mr. SOUL!

I, Daniel Blake p. 27

The Trap p.41

Rat Film p. 69

The Yard p.41 Buy tickets and read full film descriptions at viff.org

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Friday, October 7

Chris Carter

Sustainable Production Forum Presented by

A first-of-its-kind, one-day event that will lay the groundwork to showcase Vancouver as a world-class destination for sustainable screen-based industry production. This will be a day of inspiration, where we learn about trends and the next phase of opportunities to further sustainable production.

Welcome to the Heart of Sustainability

Sustainable Production 101 Training

Vancouver is a globally recognized city for innovative, creative and sustainable business. Find out how these intersect and how sustainability is at the heart of our thriving city.

A practical session designed to show you how to go green on set, providing tips on recycling systems, green material sourcing and implementing strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Presented by Presented by

Keynote:

The Sustainable Production Future Award winning writer, producer, director and creator of The X-Files, Chris Carter, will open the day addressing the importance of sustainable production and possibilities for the future. Presented by

Studio 6 Meet the Players Studios are driving action on sustainable production. Meet the players from the major studios in Hollywood and hear their perspective on sustainable production and why it matters.

The Big Picture Global Leadership on Sustainable Production Creative centers around the world are incorporating sustainable production strategies into their programs and focusing on educating and connecting stakeholders to leverage collective action. This session will highlight global leadership on sustainable production to drive next generation advancement of sustainability in the motion picture industry.

Industry Builder Award The creative community within British Columbia continues to evolve through advances in technology and innovation in screen-based storytelling. Emerging from the vast growth has also been a focus on sustainability in production. With a diversity in content creation coming out of Vancouver there exists an opportunity to highlight the city as a world-class location for sustainable screen-based production. This year VIFF, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and BC Creates celebrate a leader in the industry who has exemplified and promoted sustainability in his recent production of The X-Files. We are proud to present writer and director Chris Carter with the VIFF Industry Builder Award. Presented by the Motion Picture Production Industry Association to celebrate BC Creates.

20,000 Prize in Refugee Crisis Awareness Short Film Competition $

Walking the Talk Sustainable Production in Action

The world is facing a global refugee crisis. The conflict in Syria, combined with millions fleeing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as in countries in Africa, has brought the number of refugees to a tipping point. We, as Canadians and as global citizens, must do something to help.

Find out the latest on Creative BC’s Reel Green Initiative and how sustainable production is a mainstay in BC. Hear from practitioners from New York and Vancouver on how to integrate sustainable production strategies on any show.

Frank Giustra and the Radcliffe Foundation, in collaboration with the Vancouver International Film Festival, have launched a competition urging filmmakers to produce a “call to action” short film up to 60 seconds in length that educates, inspires, engages, and empowers Canadians to take tangible action on the crisis. Shortlisted by a notable jury, and decided by the public through social media, the winning film will receive a $20,000 prize and a screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

Myth Busting Common Misconceptions A myth busting session where creative industry and green economy leaders bust some commonly held misconceptions about what is and isn’t possible in the quest for more sustainable production. Presented by

refugeestories.viff.org

Jury: Sophie Grégoire Trudeau

Atom Egoyan

Public speaker, Advocate for Women’s issues and former television host

Acclaimed Canadian Director

Sarah McLachlan

President, Radcliffe Foundation and CEO, Fiore Group of Companies

Award-Winning Artist, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

Honourable Louise Arbour

Sustainable Production Forum Reception

CC, GOQ former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

A zero waste event to punctuate our sustainable production efforts.

Craig Kielburger

Presented by

Ivan Fecan

Frank Giustra

Ryan Holmes

Founder and CEO, Hootsuite

Nicolas Moyer

Executive Director, Humanitarian Coalition

Co-founder of Free The Children Executive Chair, Thunderbird Films Inc., and former Canadian media executive

Voting open from September 14-23 Buy tickets and read full film descriptions at viff.org

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Next Virtual reality, gaming, music and emerging digital platforms serve as a catalyst for ground-breaking ideas and unforgettable next-level experiences. Presented by

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HUB A central location for experiences beyond film, Vancouver International Film Centre will transform into VIFF HUB, hosting interactive screen-based experiences, talks, sessions and events with leaders in creative industries that are designed to educate and inspire public and industry attendees alike. Sponsored by

VIFF Industry Exchange MONDAY, OCTOBER 3

ALL DAY

Where Content Meets Business Presented by Creative BC in partnership with CMPA-BC, VIFF Industry Exchange provides attendees with high-level education and business development opportunities from global industry leaders in the ever-evolving digital entertainment market. The forum is a mustattend for executives and creators seeking to stay abreast of the most recent changes in the marketplace or intending to pivot to newer platforms, as well as for newer digital filmmakers wanting to expand their audiences and business practices. The program includes keynote talks, B2B meetings with development executives and a series of discussions on the most recent transformations in the global marketplace, including: what the latest models are, what the newest platforms are buying and how to package your projects to sell. Find out more and register on viff.org. in partnership with

Expanding Frontiers in Storytelling: Virtual Reality TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4

ALL DAY

Tackling the Next Big Thing in Consumer Entertainment Presented by Creative BC, the Expanding Frontiers in Storytelling series will transport attendees into the new mediums of VR and AR, with key insights from some of the most respected futurists in the world, as well as conversations and demos from leading VR creators, companies, technologists and distributors. This is a must-attend series for anyone looking to understand or hoping to capitalize on this transformational medium, and is completely appropriate for everyone from new filmmakers to the most experienced. The program includes a keynote from Ted Schilowitz, the Futurist at 20th Century Fox Studios and Chief Creative Officer at Barco Escape, who is helping guide the studio and film industry into the next breakthroughs in storytelling for mass audience consumption; as well as a series of talks, panels and presentations from leading VR companies, distributors and creators, with highlighted case studies, and important discussions on business models, distribution and looks at where the new opportunities are. Live demonstrations across the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Gear VR will also be running throughout the day for participant sampling. Find out more and register on viff.org.

Late Night @HUB SEPTEMBER 30 – OCTOBER 8

From 10 p.m. to 1 a.m., the decibel level rises as live music from local acts mixes with some of the most innovative sonic and visual experiences. VIFF HUB is a meeting and exhibition space open in the evenings of the festival giving festivalgoers a venue to engage in dialogue over drinks while experiencing innovative music and film collaborations. Experiences include music events that augment the film festival programming, live performances of award winning soundtracks, some of Vancouver’s top progressive electronic music and art exhibitions, screenings of the best local YouTuber videos and curated music video nights. 74


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Creator Talk

Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol

3:30PM

They might seem like a couple of hapless wannabe rock stars in a crappy non-band called Nirvanna, doing anything to land their dream gig. But in real life, Matt Johnson and Jay McCarrol are the creators and stars of Vice’s first scripted series for its Viceland channel. The show, which premieres this fall, builds on Johnson and McCarrol’s web smash Nirvanna the Band.

6:00PM

Writer/producer Marti Noxon talks about working on hit shows, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Mad Men. She’s the co-creator of Lifetime’s highly acclaimed, Peabody Awardwinning show UnREAL, which offers a captivating behind-the-scenes look at the production team and consultants on a Bachelor-like series. Presented by

Episodic

Episodic

Skate, Ski, Ride

Actor, The Other Half, Orphan Black

Creator, UnREAL

TUE, OCT 4

Creator Talk

Tatiana Maslany

Marti Noxon

Creators and stars, Nirvanna the Band the Show FRI, SEP 30

Creator Talk

Creator Talk

SAT, OCT 1

SAT, OCT 8 12:30PM

A conversation with Tatiana Maslany, star and producer of The Other Half, which screens on Oct. 1. Maslany stars in the Canadian science fiction thriller series Orphan Black and has achieved widespread critical acclaim for her performance, winning two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, a TCA award and three Canadian Screen Awards in addition to receiving Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

6:00PM

Join skateboarding legend Rick McCrank, owner of Antisocial skate shop and star of the new Viceland series Abandoned; Jordan Manley, creator of A Skier’s Journey, shot in the steeps of China and Iran; and Eric Crossland, director of Dream Day, a ski and snowboard feature shot in Northern BC, for an evening of screenings, drinks and a celebration of skating, riding, skiing. These are the filmmakers from Sea to Sky country who dare to go further and document it all. Live music to follow (band TBA). Topics

Topics

RiverBlue

Gordon Smith

Simon Davis Barry SAT, OCT 1

Bullying: Cast & Crew of Impact: Manufacturing Meets Environment Milton’s Secret

Writer, Better Call Saul

Executive Producer, Van Helsing

6:00PM

Resurrection is a bitch—at least it is in the world of Van Helsing, the hot new Syfy series about a female vampire hunter on a mission to save the world. The creation of Neil Labute and Vancouver executive producer Simon Davis Barry (Continuum), Van Helsing was shot in Vancouver this past year. Join Simon for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this sure-to-be-blockbuster series, followed by the screening of its first episode.

FRI, OCT 7

6:00PM

Gordon Smith earned his keep on Breaking Bad, working his way from office PA to a seat in the writers’ room. Smith’s story is one of incredible success: he’s now a writer-producer on spin-off show Better Call Saul, with an Emmy-nominated episode to boot. This session will be followed by that episode, “Five O.”

SAT, OCT 1

1:00PM

Based on the book by international bestselling author Eckhart Tolle, Milton’s Secret takes on the topic of bullying and how parents and kids alike can use mindfulness as a resource to respond to the challenges of stress and life. Director Barnet Bain will join cast members Mia Kirshner, David Sutcliffe and William Ainscough to discuss this subject.

Presented by

SUN, OCT 2

6:00PM

Roger Williams, director of RiverBlue, follows international river conservationist Mark Angelo to explore one of the world’s most polluting industries: fashion. Denis Delestrac, director of Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping, takes us through his investigation of the many faces of worldwide freight shipping and sheds light on its consequences. Roger and Denis talk about the impact of manufacturing on the environment, examining its effects above and below the waterline.

ACFC WEST, LOCAL 2020 UNIFOR

Workshops

Generation Z: A Workshop for Young Filmmakers SUN, OCT 2

Workshops

Workshops

Totally Indie Day

Sustainable Production Forum 3:30PM

Millennials and members of Generation Z have grown up creating content on their phones. Join filmmakers Randall Okita and Tania Thompson (The Lockpicker), Emma Samms (The Law of Moments) and Joonas Rootanen (I Love Anna) for a hands-on workshop on how to scale your productions up, work with actors of all ages and move into true professional production.

FRI, OCT 7

SAT, OCT 8 ALL DAY

A first-of-its-kind, one-day event that will lay the groundwork for showcasing Vancouver as a world-class destination for sustainable screen-based industry production. This will be a day of inspiration, where we learn about trends and the next phase of opportunities to further sustainable production. More info on Page 71.

ALL DAY

A dynamic day, designed to provide real insight and hands-on advice from top experienced industry pros and rising new talent. The best emerging film directors of 2016, hit web series creators, key distributors looking for the next great indie and the best of Hollywood share their successes, setbacks, what they’re looking for and what you need to do to rise to the top. More info on page 57.

More talks and events to be announced. Stay tuned at viff.org

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Gateway Dragons & Tigers Journey into the compelling cinematic worlds envisioned by some of East Asia’s most adventurous artists.


Dragons & Tigers

Gateway

Japan

Dragons &Tigers This internationally celebrated series continues to introduce the most exciting talents from East Asia to the world.

After the Storm Umi yori mada fukaku

KORE-EDA HIROKAZU, JAPAN, 2016, 117  MIN.

FRI, OCT 7 THU, OCT 13

3:30 PM 6:00 PM

PLAY CENT

Japanese master Kore-eda Hirokazu (Like Father, Like Son) returns with this bittersweet take on life’s rewards and disappointments. A failed writer and full-fledged gambling addict (Abe Hiroshi) may lose partial custody of his beloved son due to unpaid child support. As this fractured family tries to find peace, the film proves smart, funny, beautiful and profoundly moving—nothing less than what we’d expect from Kore-eda. “[An] achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life.”— Telegraph Cast  Abe Hiroshi, Maki Yoko, Kiki Kilin, Yoshizawa Taiyo Prod  Matsuzaki Kaoru, Yose Akihiko, Taguchi Hijiri Selected Filmography After Life; I Wish; Like Father, Like Son

South Korea

South Korea

Alone

The Bacchus Lady

Honja

Jug-yeo-ju-neun yeo-ja

PARK HONGMIN, SOUTH KOREA, 2015, 90  MIN.

MON, OCT 10 WED, OCT 12

12:45 PM 9:30 PM

E JYONG, SOUTH KOREA, 2016, 110  MIN.

IN08 IN10

Canadian Premiere. After witnessing and photographing the murder of a woman by masked men, Soomin wakes naked and amnesiac in a night alley near his studio. What has happened to him, to the dead woman and to the killers? Park’s follow-up to A Fish is a gripping mystery thriller in the vein of Christopher Nolan’s Memento: a man apparently trapped in a nightmare struggles to find the exit from the maze. —Tony Rayns Crosscurrent

Media Sponsors

Best New Actor, Busan 15 Cast Lee Juwon, Song Youhyun, Yoon Youngmin Prod  Cha Hyejin Filmography A Fish

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THU, SEP 29 SAT, OCT 1

6:30 PM 4:00 PM

SFU SFU

The lady of the film’s title (played by veteran Youn Yuhjung) is an elderly prostitute who plies her trade in a city park. Don’t be too shocked: this is a real phenomenon in South Korea and director E J-yong treats its subject with compassion, empathy and a dose of bawdy humour. “A tour de force from the grand dame of Korean cinema... The Bacchus Lady is certainly audacious, and a powerful reminder of how lives could or would be lived once the youthful vigor is gone.”—Hollywood Reporter Cast  Youn Yuhjung, Chon Moosong, Yoon Kyesang, An Azu, Choi Hyunjun Prod  Suh Donghyun Selected Filmography Actresses; My Brilliant Life; Behind the Camera


Gateway

Hong Kong

Thailand

JIA ZHANGKE, STANLEY KWAN, NAKATA HIDEO, ALEC SU, HONG KONG, 2016, 96 MIN

8:30 PM 4:00 PM

China

By the Time It Gets Dark A Copy of My Mind

Beautiful 2016 FRI, OCT 7 WED, OCT 12

Indonesia

IN08 IN09

The Hong Kong IFF’s annual project to commission shorts from leading Asian directors yields its richest harvest yet. Nakata Hideo has an old lady reliving a lost love, Stanley Kwan (with the late Anita Mui in mind) looks at a diva in trouble, and Jia Zhangke delivers the show-stopper with a funny/sad tale of out-ofwork miners looking for jobs in the gangster and showbiz industries. —Tony Rayns Cast Kagawa Kyoko, Cecilia Yip, Liang Jingdong Prod HKIFF

Dao Khanong

ANOCHA SUWICHAKORNPONG, THAILAND, 2016, 105 MIN.

THU, OCT 6 FRI, OCT 14

9:00 PM 1:15 PM

CINE VCT

Bangkok’s 1976 Thammasat University massacre is the starting point for Anocha Suwichakornpong’s ethereal collage, which amalgamates multiple shifts in genre, tone and visual style while jumping between the lives of a filmmaker, an underemployed woman constantly switching jobs and a pop star. “Moving from country roads to expressways, and through photographs, films, and dreams, its many narratives converge into an Odyssean reflection on the effects of a single moment on the lives of many…”—Film Comment Cast Arak Amornsupasiri, Atchara Suwan, Visra Vichit-Vadakan, Inthira Charoenpura, Rassami Paoluengtong, Penpak Sirikul Prod  Soros Sukhum, Benjawan Somsin, Lee Chatametikool, Anocha Suwichakornpong

Crosscurrent Changjiang tu

JOKO ANWAR, INDONESIA/SOUTH KOREA, 2015, 116 MIN.

MON, OCT 10 FRI, OCT 14

8:30 PM 4:00 PM

YANG CHAO, CHINA, 2015, 116  MIN.

IN08 CINE

Before it turns into a noir-ish thriller with a strong political edge, Joko Anwar’s devastating new movie looks like a low-life love story: a subtitler of pirated DVDs meets a young beautician and they find plenty of ways to amuse themselves in his room. But then the girl impulsively steals an unlabelled data-disc and all hell starts to break loose. Sharper (and sexier!) than a tabloid headline. —Tony Rayns Cast  Tara Basro, Chicco Jerikho Prod Jeong Taesung, Joko Anwar, Tia Hasibuan Selected Filmography Dead Time; Forbidden Door; Modus Anomali

Japan

Harmonium

CHUNG MONG-HONG, TAIWAN, 2016, 111  MIN.

KÔJI FUKADA, JAPAN/FRANCE, 2016, 118  MIN.

TUE, OCT 4 FRI, OCT 7

7:00 PM 1:00 PM

IN10 IN09

The sensational, long-awaited return to the silver screen of iconic Hong Kong comedy legend Michael Hui marks this film as a major cinematic event. This is a road movie, a buddy movie, a gangster adventure and a black comedy rolled into one: Hui plays a charismatically garrulous and profane cab driver who picks up a stranger with a mysterious package. Over the course of 24 hours, they become embroiled in a series of frequently hilarious, sometimes bizarre, sometimes terrifying adventures...—Shelly Kraicer Cast  Michael Hui, Na Dow, Leon Lai, Tou Chunghua, Matt Wu, Chen Yi-wen Prod  Ye Jufeng, Tseng Shao-chien Selected Filmography Parking; Soul; The Fourth Portrait

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 10

3:45 PM 9:30 PM

IN09 IN09

You’ve never seen a domestic drama like this. Toshio (Kanji Furutachi) and his family are living a dull, happy existence when a man from the past arrives at their doorstep. Yasaka (Tadanobu Asano) is an ex-con, but that doesn’t stop the family from welcoming him into their lives. Big mistake. “[Kôji Fukada’s] slow-burning, quietly told thriller commands attention from start to finish... The film’s insights... don’t merely hit their targets; they smash them with a sledgehammer.”—Screen Cast Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Kanji Furutachi, Momone Shinokawa, Kana Mahiro, Taïga Prod  Sawada Masa, Niimura Hiroshi Selected Filmography Hospitalité; Hotori no sakuko; Sayônara

PLAY VCT

Canadian Premiere. Poetic, enigmatic, sublime and achingly beautiful: Yang Chao’s longawaited masterpiece sets a new standard for Chinese cinema. Signed up for a mysterious boat journey up the Yangtze River, a sailor finds a book of poetry, inspiring visions of a beautiful woman (or is it several women?) in each of the riverside ports he traverses. As their intimacy intensifies, their passion permeates through the film’s poetic texts and classical landscapes. Sensuality made visible: a triumph of cinema art. —Shelly Kraicer Best Cinematography, Berlin 16

China

Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait

Fuchi ni tatsu

Yi lu shun feng

9:30 PM 1:30 PM

Filmography Passages

Bhutan

Godspeed

MON, OCT 3 TUE, OCT 11

Cast  Qin Hao, Xin Zhi Lei, Wu Lipeng, Wang Hongwei, Jiang Hualin, Tan Kai Prod  Wang Yu, Yang Jing, Ha Bo

Selected Filmography Mundane History; Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Taiwan

Dragons & Tigers

KHYENTSE NORBU, BHUTAN/HONG KONG, 2016, 96 MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 THU, OCT 13

3:30 PM 9:15 PM

IN08 IN09

Very likely the most carnal movie ever directed by a Buddhist lama, Hema Hema is a captivatingly strange and visually beguiling mystery set in a lush, tropical Bhutanese valley. Here, every 12 years, invitees don face masks and abandon their personal identities until the new moon rises. This renunciation of voice, personality and gender is preparation for bardo, the state between life and death. Khyentse Norbu (The Cup) gives us an immersive, exotic film to dazzle the senses and ponder afterwards. Cast Tshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo, Thinley Dorji Prod  Sara Chen, Pawo Choyning Dorji

Knife in the Clear Water Qingshuili de daozi

WANG XUEBO, CHINA, 2016, 95  MIN.

TUE, OCT 11 THU, OCT 13

8:30 PM 1:00 PM

CINE IN08

North American Premiere. In Ningxia province in China’s remote northwest, Hui minority Muslim farmer Ma and his family eke out an existence on an arid moonscape. After his wife dies, Ma decides to sacrifice their aging cow to mark the end of the mourning period. But the cow stops eating and drinking, as if in anticipation of its slaughter. This fiction film, made with astonishingly expressive nonprofessional actors, mixes super-reality with magical intensity; it has a stark spiritual purity whose beauty infuses every shot. —Shelly Kraicer Cast  Yang Shengcang, Zhou Jinhua, Yang fan, Yang xue Prod Derek Yee, Zhang Meng, Pema Tseden, Wang Xuebo, Chen Cheng, Chen Jian, Wang Zijian

Selected Filmography The Cup

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Dragons & Tigers

Gateway

China

Japan

Lifeline

Life After Life

Hiru mo Yoru mo

Zhi fan ye mao

SHIOTA AKIHIKO, JAPAN, 2015, 69  MIN.

ZHANG HANYI, CHINA, 2016, 80  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 WED, OCT 5

Working together for all British Columbians

6:30 PM 10:30 AM

CINE VCT

North American Premiere. In a barren and depopulated Chinese village, a young boy, Leilei, announces to his farmer father that his body has been taken over by the spirit of his deceased mother. She has one request: that the tree in the family’s front yard be moved. With natural, easy gravity and perfectly poised nonchalance, this modern-day ghost story presents strange transformations as everyday occurrences and ordinary, dusty, impoverished Chinese rural life as something enchanted and full of wonder. —Shelly Kraicer Firebird Award, Hong Kong 16 Cast Zhang Li, Zhang Minjun, Wang Ji Shan, Wei Xiao Min, Wang Bing Qun, Zhang Zhi Min Prod Jia Zhangke, Zhang Yong

Japan

8:15 PM 10:30 AM

VCT VCT

North American Premiere. The sparkiest trip to Heartbreak Hotel since Chungking Express, Shiota’s wonderful film throws together a boy who reluctantly runs a gas station in the sticks and a seemingly flaky girl who just can’t leave him alone. Very special! With Shiota’s virtually unseen short The Promise (Yakusoku, 2011, 15 min), about a divorced father and his young daughter. —Tony Rayns Cast Seto Koji, Yoshinaga Jun Prod Negishi Hiroyuki, Moriya Takeshi, Suzuki Yoshihiro Selected Filmography Moonlight Whispers; GIPS; Harmful Insect

Mother (Emma) Emma’

Nagai Iwake

RIRI RIZA, INDONESIA, 2016, 77  MIN.

NISHIKAWA MIWA, JAPAN, 2016, 124  MIN.

1:15 PM 6:30 PM

IN09 IN09

On the day that his wife dies in a road accident, novelist Tsumura is with his secret lover—so his public display of grief is not exactly heartfelt. And when he’s drawn into “solidarity” with the husband of another victim of the crash, he grows acutely conscious of his own hypocrisy. Nishikawa cements her reputation as one of Japan’s leading directors with this searing film about self-discovery. —Tony Rayns Cast  Motoki Masahiro, Pistol Takehara, Fujita Kenshin Prod  Nishikawa Asako, Yose Akihiko Selected Filmography Wild Berries; Sway; Dear Doctor

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Indonesia

The Long Excuse TUE, OCT 11 THU, OCT 13

Preceded By The Promise p. 83

SUN, OCT 2 MON, OCT 3

8:45 PM 1:00 PM

IN08 IN08

International Premiere. The Muslim boss of a thriving trading company in Makassar in the late 1950s decides to take a second wife in Jakarta, leaving his first wife Athirah and their kids feeling betrayed and confused. Riri Riza’s elegant film, infused with his signature lyrical realism, focuses on Athirah’s stoic efforts to keep herself and her family together. Tender but emotionally tough.—Tony Rayns Cast  Cut Mini, Christoffer Nelwan, Arman Dewarti Prod  Mira Lesmana Selected Filmography Gie; Three Days to Forever; Atambua 39° Celsius


Gateway

Philippines

Mrs.

4:00 PM 1:30 PM

Yeon-ae-dam

CINE VCT

International Premiere. There are distant echoes of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? in Adolfo Alix’s powerful drama, but it’s not exactly a horror film. The widowed Mrs. Ventura lives in a too-large mansion, fending off needy relatives and dreaming of a reunion with her son, a communist guerrilla. Her immediate problem is her home-help Delia, who’s unmarried and pregnant. There will be blood. —Tony Rayns Cast  Elizabeth Oropesa, Lotlot De Leon, Anita Linda Selected Filmography Aurora; Chassis; Presa

LEE HYUNJU, SOUTH KOREA, 2016, 99  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3

12:30 PM 6:30 PM

South Korea

Out of the Frying Pan ... The Phantom Detective Hong Gildong: Sarajin Ma-eul + Dazzling Anime Shorts Tamjung JO SUNGHEE, SOUTH KOREA, 2016, 125  MIN.

Our Love Story

ADOLFO ALIX JR., PHILIPPINES, 2016, 80  MIN.

SUN, OCT 9 WED, OCT 12

Japan

South Korea

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 105 MIN.

IN08 CINE

International Premiere. A healthy corrective to other Korean films about lesbianism, Lee Hyunju’s debut is fresh, keenly observed and emotionally truthful. Art student Yoonju, who has never liked boys, finds herself attracted to the self-confident Jisoo and the two start dating. But both young women are under pressure to find husbands, and their relationship begins to suffer. True love hurts, indeed. —Tony Rayns Grand Prize (Ex Aequo), Jeonju 16 Cast  Lee Sanghee, Ryu Sunyoung Prod  Kim Bora

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3

3:30 PM 9:15 PM

CINE CINE

Out of the Frying Pan... KOMATSU TAKASHI, JAPAN, 2016, 47  MIN.

A middle-aged poet lives with his alcoholic father and newly arrived stepmother in a fantastically cluttered house, but they don’t eat together—or even speak much. Gradually, though, things change. Komatsu’s debut could be the funniest deadpan tragi-comedy since Jim Jarmusch started out. With a selection of six dazzling alternative anime shorts from Japan. —Tony Rayns

Japan

China

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 3

9:15 PM 12:45 PM

IN10 IN10

Hong Gildong is actually not a phantom, but he’s been haunted all his life by the murder of his mother. Now, as an adult gumshoe, he’s closing in on the killer at last—only to find himself facing a much larger and more sinister threat, an unstoppable, murderous cult. Fans of Jo’s previous films won’t be disappointed: this is as strange, disturbing and darkly exciting as anything he’s done. —Tony Rayns Cast  Lee Jehoon, Kim Sungkyun, Go Ara Prod Kim Sujin, Yun Inbeom Selected Filmography Don’t Go Out of the House; End of Animal; A Werewolf Boy

Preceded by six shorts p. 83

Taiwan

Dragons & Tigers

Hong Kong

The Road to Mandalay

A Simple Goodbye

Suffering of Ninko

Ta’ang

MIDI Z, TAIWAN/MYANMAR/FRANCE/GERMANY, 2016, 108 MIN.

DEGENA YUN, CHINA, 2015, 96  MIN.

NIWATSUKINO NORIHIRO, JAPAN, 2016, 70  MIN.

WANG BING, HONG KONG/FRANCE, 2016, 147  MIN.

Zaijian Wacheng

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 4

3:45 PM 9:30 PM

CINE IN09

Burmese indie director Midi Z is a festival favourite. His newest film, about a young, undocumented Burmese migrant looking for work in Thailand, shows why. Lianqing has no papers, but she has unlimited determination, moving from the Bangkok underground economy to an illegal factory job in the sticks, just a few steps ahead of the corrupt police. As she becomes more and more intimately involved with solicitous young Burmese co-worker, her life takes an unexpected and frightening turn... —Shelly Kraicer Featuring  Kai Ko, Wu Ke-Xi, Wang Shin-hong, Zhao De-fu, Zheng Meng-lan, Pan Zheng-li Prod Patrick Mao Huang, Midi Z Selected Filmography Return to Burma; Jade Miners; Ice Poison

Ninko no junan

Gaobie

THU, OCT 6 SUN, OCT 9

3:30 PM 6:00 PM

VCT VCT

Canadian Premiere. In this piercing drama, writer-director Degena Yun also stars as Shanshan, who’s back in Beijing after an attempt at studying in the UK. With her estranged parents back under the same roof, a fractious household must constantly reconcile piques of anger with the abiding love that can keep families together, in spirit if not in fact. Yun’s subtle sketching of family dynamics and overall precision recall masters like Chekhov and Ozu, but this film is as unique as its creator: intimate, urgent and personal. Cast Tu Men, Ai Liya, Hasi Qiqige, Wu Jimu, Ba Yingerile, Shao Yuhua Prod Hou Guangming, Mai Lisi, Yu Jianhong, Zhang Huijun, Cao Yin Filmography Latitude 52

De Ang

Preceded By Heaven p. 83

SAT, OCT 1 SUN, OCT 2

6:30 PM 12:45 PM

CINE IN08

International Premiere. We’re in ancient Japan and Ninko is a virtuous Buddhist monk who’s embarrassed to discover that he’s irresistible to many women (and some men). He goes on a journey to “purify” himself, but nothing turns out as he expects. Niwatsukino’s wildly enjoyable debut is crammed with humour and visual surprises. With Hirabayashi Isamu’s magical short Heaven (Japan, 2016, 10 min): the beauties and terrors of decay. —Tony Rayns Cast  Tsujioka Masato, Wakabayashi Miho, Iwahashi Hideta Prod  Niwatsukino Norhiro

SUN, OCT 9 WED, OCT 12

8:45 PM 10:30 AM

CINE VCT

The great Chinese documentarian Wang Bing trains his spectacularly sensitive camera on war refugees from Myanmar who cross the Chinese border in search of survival. Ta’ang minority families, fleeing local violence, confront bewilderingly difficult conditions in camps in Yunnan, southwestern China. As children play and elders tell their horror stories around campfires, Wang’s humane, compassionate camera creates documentary fact and poetry: this is a film of incantatory power and majestic beauty. —Shelly Kraicer Prod  Mao Hui, Wang Yang Selected Filmography Three Sisters; Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracks;

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Gateway

Hong Kong

Japan

Ten Years Fau Gua

KWOK ZUNE, WONG FEI-PANG, JEVONS AU, CHOW KWUN-WAI, NG KA-LEUNG, HONG KONG, 2015, 103 MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 MON, OCT 10

9:15 PM 4:15 PM

PLAY IN10

Canadian Premiere. This omnibus offers five dark visions of Hong Kong’s future. Set in 2025, it expresses deep foreboding about the chances for freedom under Mainland rule. The Chinese government is not pleased: its state paper called this a “thought virus.” So how subversive is it? Well, it contains political assassination, self-immolation and children as Red Guard recruits—it’s a collective courageous gesture against government oppression, honouring the best dystopian traditions. It’s also terrifically entertaining! Best Film, Asian Film Awards 16 Cast Zerisawa Courtney Wu, Peter Chan, Lau Ho-chi, Wong Ching, Leung Kin-ping, Ng Siu-hin Prod  Andrew Choi, Ng Ka-leung

Shorts

While the Women Are Sleeping Onna ga Nemurutoki

WAYNE WANG, JAPAN, 2016, 103  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 SAT, OCT 8

6:30 PM 10:45 AM

PLAY IN09

International Premiere. Working in Japan and adapting a story by Javier Marías, Wayne Wang delivers his most accomplished and resonant movie in some time. On vacation in a luxury beachfront hotel, writer Kenji grows obsessed by an ‘odd couple’ – an old man (Beat Takeshi) and a much younger woman – and tries to discover their story. But is he really questioning himself? Secrets, lies and enigmas under the tropical sun.—Tony Rayns Cast Beat Takeshi, Nishijima Hidetoshi, Kutsuna Shiori Prod  Kito Yukie Selected Filmography Chan is Missing; The Joy Luck Club; Smoke

Soju and Ice Cream

Dragons & Tigers Shorts with Features Affordance

I Have the Future

NOVE HAYATO, JAPAN, 2016, 18 MIN.

OUCHI RIEKO, JAPAN, 2016, 15 MIN.

Humanoid figures are born from plant-pods and face a life-cycle of obstacles, challenges and stimuli.

Scenes from the life of a girl whose mother is a ghost and whose father is a cat. Grand Prix, Image Forum Festival 2016.

Screens with: Out of the Frying Pan…, p. 81

Screens with: Out of the Frying Pan…, p. 81

Conslitruction

The Laughing Spider

NAKANISHI YOSHIHISA, JAPAN, 2016, 5 MIN.

TANAAMI KEIICHI, JAPAN, 2016, 7 MIN.

A technically and conceptually brilliant work of paper-craft animation.

A psychedelic fantasmagoria from Japan’s greatest veteran animator, based on childhood memories of air-raids.

Screens with: Out of the Frying Pan…, p. 81

Hong Kong

Datum Point

South Korea

ORIKAWA RYO, JAPAN, 2016, 7 MIN.

Yellowing

Yourself and Yours

CHAN TZE-WOON, HONG KONG, 2016, 133  MIN.

HONG SANGSOO, SOUTH KOREA, 2016, 86  MIN.

Luanshi beiwang

SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 4

Dangsinjasingwa dangsinui geot

6:15 PM 2:45 PM

CINE IN08

International Premiere. Hong Kong’s fraught, tense relationship with mainland China came to a head in 2014’s Umbrella Movement. Vivid, moving portraits of selected students who camped out on the streets and organized a temporary, alternative, communitarian Hong Kong animate this fly-on-the-wall documentary. Richly detailed, engrossing and dramatic, it captures the sights, sounds and feelings of a time when tens of thousands of Hong Kong citizens—energized idealistic youth—defied their government and demanded democracy.—Shelly Kraicer Prod  Chan Tze Woon, Peter Yam

Dragons & Tigers

Preceded by Soju and Ice Cream p. 83

SUN, OCT 9 THU, OCT 13

8:30 PM 2:00 PM

IN08 IN10

In a (deceptively?) sweet film, exploring the idea of starting over in a relationship, Hong Sangsoo focuses on issues of identity and wish-fulfilment. Minjung leaves the painter Youngsoo after a row about drinking and starts seeing other men—literally as a new woman. With Lee Kwangkuk’s brilliant short Soju and Ice Cream (South Korea, 2016, 37 min): humour, absurdism and melancholy. —Tony Rayns

Screens with: Out of the Frying Pan…, p. 81

Promise

How does water gather? Powerful evocations of earthquake and tsunami across a landscape of clay, anchored in Ishihara Yoshiro’s poem Datum Point.

SHIOTA AKIHIKO, JAPAN, 2016, 15 MIN.

Screens with: Out of the Frying Pan…, p. 81

Screens with: Lifeline, p. 80

Finder

Soju and Ice Cream

SATOH YOSHINAO, JAPAN, 2016, 6 MIN.

LEE KWANGKUK, SOUTH KOREA, 37  MIN.

Bet you wish your Apple-Mac was hot like this! Based on researching the ‘Finder’ function on the Mac OSX, Yosemite.

New short from the director of Romance Joe and A Matter of Interpretation about a girl trying to sell insurance, featuring Lee’s characteristic mix of humour, absurdism and melancholy.

Screens with: Out of the Frying Pan…, p. 81

Heaven

A ‘lost’ short by Shiota (director of Lifeline), about a divorced father and his young daughter.

Screens with: Yourself and Yours, p. 83

HIRABAYASHI ISAMU, JAPAN, 2016, 13  MIN.

Hirabayashi’s disturbingly beautiful new film explores the splendours and terrors of decay. Screens with: Suffering of Ninko, p. 81

Cast Kim Joohyuck, Lee Youyoung, Yu Junsang Prod  Kang Taeu Selected Filmography The Day a Pig Fell into the Well; In Another Country; Right Now, Wrong Then

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12 7:30PM, ORPHEUM

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A SYMPHONIC NIGHT AT THE MOVIES SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 7:30PM, ORPHEUM of the

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6 2PM, ORPHEUM

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WEDNESDAY, MAY 10 7:30PM, ORPHEUM

THURSDAY, MAY 11 7:30PM, ORPHEUM

Constantine Kitsopoulos conductor Vancouver Symphony Orchestra One of the highest-grossing and most beloved movies of all time, Steven Spielberg’s timeless classic will be shown on the big screen as the orchestra plays the heartwarming John Williams score live on the Orpheum stage.

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M/A/D Style in Film M/A/D Music, art and design receive their deserved big-screen treatment in this aesthetically alluring stream.

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M/A/D

USA

Franca: Chaos and Creation FRANCESCO CARROZZINI, USA/ITALY, 2016, 80  MIN.

WED, OCT 12 FRI, OCT 14

6:00 PM 4:00 PM

CENT SFU

Canadian Premiere. When fashion insiders want to visit the territory where fashion, art and provocation meet, they pick up Vogue Italia, considered the world’s most important fashion magazine. Since 1988, it has been under the editorship of the formidable Franca Sozzani, whose life, times and flashing intelligence are on display in Francesco Carrozzini’s documentary. Featuring interviews with (among others) Baz Luhrmann, Courtney Love, Jeff Koons, Karl Lagerfeld, Naomi Campbell, Peter Lindbergh and the grande dame herself. Featuring  Courtney Love, Baz Luhrmann, Naomi Campbell, Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace, Jeff Koons Prod  Steph Sciré, David Codikov, Daniele Di Lorenzo, Francesco Carrozzini

Style in Film

Filmography Wierszalin

USA

VIFF’s stunning fall collection celebrates the creative spirit by inviting fashion, style and visual aesthetics to take centre stage.

The Architect JONATHAN PARKER, USA, 2016, 95  MIN.

TUE, OCT 11 THU, OCT 13 FRI, OCT 14

6:30 PM 11:00 AM 9:15 PM

PLAY IN09 VCT

International Premiere. Jonathan Parker’s cutting comedy stars Parker Posey and Eric McCormack as a couple looking to build the perfect home on the Seattle seaside. First they need the perfect architect, but what they get instead is the wildly ambitious, blather-spewing Miles Moss (James Frain) who insists on getting deeply in touch with them in order to realize their dream. As the project spirals out of control and tensions mount, Parker crafts some sharp insights into real estate realities and contemporary romance. Cast  Parker Posey, Eric McCormack, James Frain, John Carroll Lynch Prod  Catherine di Napoli, Jonathan Parker, Deborah Parker, Patrick Peach Selected Filmography Bartleby; The Californians

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M/A/D

USA

Denmark

The Model

Harry Benson: Shoot First 9:00 PM 11:00 AM

IN09 IN09

A Zelig-like character who’s witnessed every major cultural and political event of the last 50 years, Scottish photographer Harry Benson, now 86 and still working, tells his story in Matthew Miele and Justin Bare’s fascinating doc. Photographer of the last 11 US presidents, chronicler of the Beatles’ 1964 American tour and the man standing next to Bobby Kennedy on the night he was shot, Benson—who took intimate portraits of everyone from Winston Churchill to Sharon Stone—is truly one for the ages. Featuring  Harry Benson, Alec Baldwin, Dan Rather, James L. Brooks, Ralph Lauren, Henry Kissinger Prod  Justin Bare, Heather Silverman, Gigi Benson Filmography (Matthew Miele) Crazy About Tiffany’s; (Justin Bare) Coked Up!

FRI, OCT 7 TUE, OCT 11

7:15 PM 3:30 PM

Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker

Garn

IN10 IN08

North American Premiere. In this stylish tale of immaculate beauty and moral corruption, a 16-year-old aspiring Danish model (Maria Palm) finds herself hopelessly out her depth as she tries to break into the Paris fashion world. That is, until she seduces an older womanizer (Ed Skrein) who’s also a top fashion photographer and veritable shark wellversed in navigating the industry’s treacherous waters. Mads Matthiesen delivers “sexy, easy-on-the-eyes glamour and a pinch of psychological thrills à la Black Swan.”—Variety Cast Maria Palm, Ed Skrein, Charlotte Tomaszewska, Marco Ilsø, Thierry Hancisse, Virgile Bramly Prod  Jonas Bagger Filmography Teddy Bear

Germany

Yarn

MADS MATTHIESEN, DENMARK, 2016, 105  MIN.

MATTHEW MIELE, JUSTIN BARE, USA, 2015, 89  MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

Iceland

UNA LORENZEN, ICELAND, 2016, 76  MIN.

SUN, OCT 2 WED, OCT 5

Style in Film

8:45 PM 12:30 PM

SFU VCT

Canadian Premiere. Your preconceptions about knit and crochet are about to get yarn bombed! Gone are the days when the only controversies associated with these pursuits were unsightly Christmas sweaters. This daring documentary introduces us to the artists and provocateurs who are pushing the boundaries of modern art with stunning work that encompasses everything from wool graffiti to conceptual needlework to textile playgrounds. Una Lorenzen crafts a film loaded with visual curiosities and pointed opinions. Featuring Barbara Kingsolver Co-Dir Thordur Jonsson, Heather Millard Prod Heather Millard, Thordur Jónsson

NGO THE CHAU, GERMANY, 2015, 79  MIN.

WED, OCT 5 TUE, OCT 11

7:30 PM 2:00 PM

IN10 IN10

Canadian Premiere. An intimate portrait of the life and work of one of the most influential and enigmatic fashion designers of the last 40 years, Ngo The Chau’s insightful film uncovers the many layers of this visionary 73-year-old artist. Yamamoto confesses his most private and intimate thoughts while shedding light on his artistic approach and contrasting it with today’s fashion industry. Interviews with key figures in his life—family, friends and confidants—round out this fascinating study of a fashion legend. Featuring Yohji Yamamoto, Fumi Yamamoto, Alan Bilzerian, Carla Sozzani, Tadashi Kubo, Masao Nihei Prod  Ngo The Chau, Nico Zeh, Nadav Mor, Matthias Maercks, tadi ROCK

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M/A/D

USA

USA

BANG! The Bert Berns Story BOB SARLES, BRETT BERNS, USA, 2016, 94  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 SUN, OCT 2 TUE, OCT 11

8:15 PM 3:15 PM 6:00 PM

VCT RIO IN08

Canadian Premiere. Called the “most important 1960s songwriter that you’ve never heard of,” Bert Berns was responsible for such hits as “Twist & Shout,” “Piece of My Heart” and “Hang on, Sloopy,” among others. A noted producer as well, he was also intimately familiar with the Mafia… Bob Sarles and Brett Berns (Bert’s son) take us on a fascinating and hugely entertaining tour of the man’s life and work that features interviews with music legends Solomon Burke, Cissy Houston, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison and many others.

Burden

TIM MARRIANAN, RICHARD DEWEY, USA, 2016, 90 MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 THU, OCT 13

1:30 PM 8:30 PM

SFU VCT

The “burn out vs. fade-away” debate will likely be restoked by this account of the rise and reinvention of late performance artist/sculptor Chris Burden. An incendiary art scene figure notorious for self-punishment (including being shot and crucified) in the ‘70s, Burden seemed an unlikely candidate to spend his later years crafting colourful models and bona fide tourist attractions. Such surprising twists in his trajectory make Timothy Marrinan and Richard Dewey’s profile all the more transfixing. Featuring Chris Burden Prod Timothy Marrinan, Richard Dewey, Josh Braun, Dan Braun, David Koh

Featuring Steve Van Zandt (narrator), Van Morrison, Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Cissy Houston, Keith Richards Prod Christina Keating, Brett Berns, Michael B Borofsky, Brooks Arthur Filmography (Bob Sarles) Sweet Blues: A Film About Mike Bloomfield

Switzerland

USA

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg MICHAEL SCHINDHELM, SWITZERLAND, 2016, 93 MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 10

M/A/D

3:45 PM 7:15 PM

SFU IN09

North American Premiere. A power broker who forged ties between the West and Communist China... An art collector with a staggering 2,200 pieces in his collection... A mentor to revolutionary artists like Ai Weiwei, Zeng Fanzhi and Cao Fei... Influential, imposing and mysterious, Uli Sigg is an exceptional subject for a documentary and Michael Schindhelm’s telling of his story is suitably compelling. This isn’t just a portrait of an extraordinary figure: it’s an eye-opening peek into the intrigue and splendour of the art world.

Music/Art/Design: Cinema conveys the power of other art forms in astonishing ways and allows us unrivalled insights into great creative minds.

Featuring  Uli Sigg, Ai Weiwei Prod  Marcel Hoehn Filmography Bird’s Nest - Herzog & De Meuron in China

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Burden

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank

LAURA ISRAEL, USA/CANADA, 2015, 82  MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

1:30 PM 8:15 PM

SFU IN08

Photographer, filmmaker and Beat Generation icon Robert Frank is the subject of Laura Israel’s long-overdue examination of one of the 20th century’s most protean artists. Roving from New York to Frank’s summer home in Mabou, Nova Scotia, Israel captures the 91-year-old Frank at his most intimate and candid. “This compact, fast-moving portrait of the artist proceeds through a flurry of images... You leave with a vivid sense of the man’s living presence... This is an impressive achievement.”—The New York Times Featuring Robert Frank Prod Melinda Shopsin, Laura Israel Filmography Windfall


M/A/D

USA

Gimme Danger

JIM JARMUSCH, USA, 2016, 108  MIN.

THU, SEP 29 SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

9:15 PM 4:30 PM 6:30 PM

RIO IN10 RIO

The Stooges are the greatest rock and roll band ever. Try and argue that assertion with Jim Jarmusch and he’ll counter with this documentary that makes its persuasive case by cranking the volume for archival footage and imparting anecdotes with as many hooks as “Search and Destroy.” Engaging Iggy Pop as an iconoclastic equal, Jarmusch illustrates these glamorous degenerates’ influence on music and the maverick director’s own filmmaking. “One of the great rock documentaries of recent times.”—Sight & Sound Featuring  Iggy Pop, The Stooges Prod  Carter Logan, Fernando Sulichin, Rob Wilson Selected Filmography Stranger Than Paradise; Dead Man; Broken Flowers

France

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story DANIEL RAIM, USA, 2015, 96  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 2 THU, OCT 13

6:00 PM 3:30 PM 6:00 PM

VCT SFU VCT

Francis Ford Coppola, Mel Brooks, Danny DeVito and others testify to the remarkable lives of storyboard artist Harold Michelson, who worked with, among others, Hitchcock, and his film-researcher wife Lillian Michelson, who once wanted to travel to South America to study drug kingpins in order to enhance Al Pacino’s role in Scarface. “The [Hollywoodinsider] stuff walks hand in hand with a great romance, and this movie winds up being a rather wonderful paradox: an educational tearjerker.”—Vanity Fair Cast  Mel Brooks, Francis Ford Coppola, Danny DeVito Prod  Daniel Raim, Jennifer Raim

Relève

THIERRY DEMAIZIÈRE, ALBAN TEURLAI, FRANCE, 2016, 110 MIN.

4:15 PM 7:00 PM

IN10 IN10

Canadian Premiere. Just as Benjamin Millepied’s dynamic choreography for Black Swan immersed us in the emotional tumult of a ballerina facing her breaking point, this documentary imbeds us in the creative chaos surrounding Millepied’s greatest trial: his debut as the Paris Opera Ballet’s director. “Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai’s vibrant account of the run up to Millepied’s first gala presentation reflects the [dancer’s] energetic, assured, occasionally anarchic approach... It is electrifying viewing...”—Screen Featuring  Benjamin Millepied Prod Falabracks Selected Filmography (Thierry Demaizière) Les troufions; Couple(s); (Alban Teurlai) Les troufions

Spain

I Called Him Morgan

Playing Lecuona

KASPER COLLIN, SWEDEN, 2016, 91  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 MON, OCT 10

6:30 PM 1:45 PM

RIO IN10

Jazz fans know Lee Morgan for his 1964 hit “The Sidewinder” and his work with Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, et al. But you don’t have to dig bebop to appreciate the tragic ironies that make this such a sucker punch of a crime story, delivered here with palpable love and respect... and bittersweet regret. Tracing how a good woman saved Morgan’s life only to put him in the grave, Kasper Collin’s poignant and evocative documentary shines new light on Morgan’s rise, fall, resurrection and ultimate demise. Featuring  Lee Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey Prod  Kasper Collin Filmography My Name Is Albert Ayler

JUAN MANUEL VILLAR BETANCORT, PAVEL GIROUD, SPAIN/CUBA, 2015, 110  MIN.

THU, SEP 29 WED, OCT 5 SUN, OCT 9

8:00 PM 4:00 PM 9:15 PM

VCT SFU SFU

Juan Manuel Villar Betancort and Pavel Giroud’s doc will thrill casual fans of Cuban music, while aficionados will be in seventh heaven. That’s because this is one of those comparatively rare films that isn’t content to be just a performance piece, but which holds the music up to the light and explores each silvery note. Three contemporary Cuban piano stars—Chucho Valdés, Michel Camilo and Gonzalo Rubalcaba—take turns paying homage to Ernesto Lecuona, the acknowledged inventor of the Cuban sound. Best Documentary, Montreal 15

Selected Filmography The Man on Lincoln’s Nose; Something’s Gonna Live

Israel

UK

Reset SAT, OCT 1 TUE, OCT 11

Sweden

USA

Vita Activa: The Spirit of We Are X STEPHEN KIJAK, UK/USA/JAPAN, 2015, 93  MIN. Hannah Arendt

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach

ADA USHPIZ, ISRAEL/CANADA, 2015, 125  MIN.

LOUISE OSMOND, UK, 2016, 93  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 SUN, OCT 2 WED, OCT 5

10:30 AM 8:15 PM 8:30 PM

UK

VCT VCT VCT

North American Premiere. Emerging from retirement to claim the Palme d’Or at Cannes for I, Daniel Blake, 79-year-old Ken Loach served notice that he remains amongst the elite directors and that his brand of socially engaged, deeply humanist filmmaking strikes a resounding chord in these tumultuous socioeconomic times. Delving into Loach’s uncompromising oeuvre, Louise Osmond (Dark Horse) fashions “a fitting tribute to a director who has made a career out of telling the stories that most urgently need to be told.”—Observer Featuring Ken Loach, Cillian Murphy, Gabriel Byrne, Alan Parker Prod  Rebecca O’Brien Selected Filmography Deep Water; Dark Horse

SAT, OCT 1 WED, OCT 5

1:00 PM 9:15 PM

IN09 IN09

Canadian Premiere. One of recent history’s most profound and provocative thinkers gets the rigorous, fair-minded documentary she deserves. Everyone knows Hannah Arendt’s memorable phrase “the banality of evil,” but her ideas about the Holocaust were just one aspect of a complex and evolving political philosophy and an intellectual life that drew from, but transcended, her experiences as a German Jew, refugee, academic and woman. Ada Ushpiz illuminates these ideas through archival footage, interviews and Arendt’s own words.

SAT, OCT 1 WED, OCT 5 SUN, OCT 9

3:45 PM 6:30 PM 4:15 PM

PLAY RIO IN10

Canadian Premiere. Watch this documentary and be rocketed into the outer realms of rock ‘n’ roll extravagance as you meet X, the Japanese band that’s captivated audiences worldwide with their operatic musical stylings, outlandish costumes and over-the-top theatrics. The backstage story explores some darker territory, but Stephen Kijack’s film remains a riveting, often inspiring movie. “Bound to become a favorite among fans and to persuade others to join the ranks of those under the loud spell of X.”—IndieWire Best Editing Award, Sundance 16

Featuring  Hannah Arendt Prod  Ina Fichman, Ada Ushpiz

Featuring  X Japan Prod  Jonathan McHugh, Jonathan Platt, John Battsek, Diane Becker

Filmography Detained

Selected Filmography Scott Walker: 30 Century Man; Stones in Exile

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Altered States

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USA

Another Evil

The Eyes of My Mother

CARSON MELL, USA, 2016, 92  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 SAT, OCT 8

11:45 PM 11:15 AM

NICOLAS PESCE, USA, 2016, 77  MIN.

RIO IN10

Cast  Steve Zissis, Mark Proksch, Jennifer Irwin, Dax Flame Prod  Sebastian Pardo, Riel Roch-Decter

Cast Kika Magalhães, Will Brill, Paul Nazak, Flora Diaz, Clara Wong, Diana Agostini Prod  Max Born, Jacob Wasserman, Schuyler Weiss

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Canada

TI WEST, USA, 2016, 103  MIN.

SAT, OCT 1 MON, OCT 10

The Eyes of My Mother

RIO IN10

Anyone wondering how witnessing her mother’s slaughter might distort an impressionable girl’s psyche need look (or peek through trembling fingers) no further than Nicolas Pesce’s immaculately shot, intricately calibrated descent into madness. Alluring newcomer Kika Magalhaes is the serene sadist who claims her pound of flesh over the course of decades. “Part German Expressionism, part American Gothic, this austere [film] is fuelled as much by ideas as it is by the power to shock.”—Little White Lies

In a Valley of Violence

This is where the strange ones come out to play, demanding that you follow their warped rules.

11:30 PM 9:30 PM

Who says that alcohol and exorcism don’t mix? Certainly not Os (Mark Proksch), the booze-swilling gonzo ghostbuster who’s hired to rid Dan’s (Steve Zissis) home of a sinister presence but seems preoccupied with his personal demons. Just as Proksch elevates Os’ account of a “pretty gnarly” memory into a Jaws-calibre monologue, Carson Mell’s horror-comedy evolves into a chilling cautionary tale about dismissing a delusional man at our own peril. “Beautifully written, funny and awkward...”—Sight & Sound

USA

Altered States

FRI, OCT 7 THU, OCT 13

9:00 PM 4:45 PM

Lavender

ED GASS-DONNELLY, CANADA, 2016, 92  MIN.

RIO IN09

SUN, OCT 2 SAT, OCT 8

9:00 PM 3:45 PM

RIO IN09

With his faithful dog at his side (and stealing scenes), an unassuming drifter (Ethan Hawke) wanders into a desolate outpost and immediately lands on the wrong side of a lawman (John Travolta) and his petulant son (James Ransone). Revered for The House of the Devil, a subtle modern horror classic, Ti West indulges his every whim in this overthe-top Western that comes loaded for bear, armed with cartoonish villains and inventively staged shootouts. “A classic revenge tale with a smirk...”—IndieWire

In the wake of a car crash, repressed horrors from Jane’s (Abbie Cornish) past start creeping into her present. Conjuring potent atmospherics that call to mind The Others, Ed Gass-Donnelly displays a masterful touch with set-pieces, be it an anxiety-inducing foray into a hay maze or the macabre staging of an accidental massacre. “[Lavender] reconfirms the efficacy of its genre’s most hallowed conventions... [with] its baroque aesthetic gestures and a captivating turn from [Cornish].”—Variety

Cast Ethan Hawke, John Travolta, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, Karen Gillan, Toby Huss Prod Jeanette Brill, Alix Taylor, Ti West, Jason Blum, Jacob Jaffke, Peter Phok

Cast Abbie Cornish, Diego Klattenhoff, Dermot Mulroney, Justin Long, Lola Flanery, Sarah Abbott Prod  Dave Valleau, Ed Gass-Donnelly

Selected Filmography The House of the Devil; The Innkeepers; The Sacrament

Selected Filmography This Beautiful City; Small Town Murder Songs; The Last Exorcism Part II


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USA

USA

The Love Witch

Little Sister

9:00 PM 1:15 PM

RIO IN09

FRI, OCT 7 SUN, OCT 9

8:45 PM 1:30 PM

USA

Operation Avalanche

ANNA BILLER, USA, 2016, 120  MIN.

ZACH CLARK, USA, 2016, 91  MIN.

THU, OCT 6 SAT, OCT 8

Canada

She’s Allergic to Cats

MATT JOHNSON, CANADA/USA, 2015, 94  MIN.

RIO IN10

FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 10

Altered States

9:00 PM 2:30 PM

MICHAEL REICH, USA, 2016, 74  MIN.

RIO IN09

SAT, OCT 8 WED, OCT 12

11:00 PM 8:45 PM

RIO CINE

At the precipice of becoming a full-fledged nun, a former goth (Addison Timlin) is lured back to her dysfunctional family home to visit her brother (Keith Poulson), who’s been left disfigured by the War on Terror. Opening with a 9/11-inspired interpretive dance and climaxing with a mushroom trip, this is “an eccentric, earnest, blackly comic family screwball from Zach Clark... one of the most profoundly empathetic filmmakers to ever point his camera at the delinquent and underserved...”—Village Voice

Set in a Technicolor fantasia and fuelled by delirium, this is the sordid tale of Elaine (Samantha Robinson, seemingly discovered in a 1960s-era time capsule alongside the lavish sets and costumes), a woman who’s looking for love and willing to dabble in the dark arts to attain it. “[Anna Biller’s] film pulsates with furious creative energy throughout, sparking excitement and giddy amazement that it even exists… The astounding humor of The Love Witch often ascends to intentional hysteria.”—New Yorker

In 1967, movie geeks from the CIA’s A/V Department are recruited to help NASA stage the moon landing. Operating in true guerrilla fashion (including actually infiltrating NASA to shoot scenes), director-star Matt Johnson and his resourceful team have created a truly audacious conspiracy thriller, with every frame infused with the delirious (and wholly infectious) joy of mischief-makers who can’t believe that they’re getting away with it. “A sly little comedy-thriller... An act of movie love.”—Vulture

Funded by his work as a Daft Punk body double, former dog groomer/video artist Michael Reich’s certifiably demented debut is the tale of a Hollywood dog groomer/video artist (Michael Pinkney) harbouring big-screen ambitions: an all-cat remake of Carrie. Habitually drifting into a fever dream that mimics his garish, lo-fi video work, he finds new purpose when he meets Cora (Sonja Kinski). However, his odyssey grows all the more surreal... “A must-see piece of alt-comedy weirdness.”— Birth.Movies.Death

Cast Addison Timlin, Ally Sheedy, Keith Poulson, Peter Hedges, Kristin Slaysman, Molly Plunk Prod  Zach Clark, Daryl Pittman, Melodie Sisk

Cast Samantha Robinson, Gian Keys, Laura Waddell, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Jared Sanford, Robert Seeley Prod  Anna Biller

Cast  Matt Johnson, Owen Williams, Josh Boles, Ray James, Krista Madison, Sharon Belle Prod Matthew Miller, Lee Kim, Nate Bolotin

Cast  Mike Pinkney, Sonja Kinski, Flula Borg, Honey Davis, Luis Fernandez Gil, Livia Trevino Prod  Anthony Baldino

Selected Filmography Rock & Roll Eulogy; Modern Love Is Automatic; White Reindeer

Filmography Viva

Filmography The Dirties

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Under the Shadow

BABAK ANVARI, UK/JORDAN/QATAR, 2015, 84  MIN.

FRI, SEP 30 MON, OCT 3

11:45 PM 9:30 PM

RIO IN09

With the Iran-Iraq conflict raging on, Shideh (Narges Rashidi) discovers that her Tehran apartment is no sanctuary when a missile crashes through the roof but fails to detonate. The Damoclean dread is further stoked when a djinn manifests and malevolently targets her daughter, proving itself the most terrifying paranormal interloper since The Babadook. Director Babak Anvari has crafted a small-scale masterpiece rich in subtext. “[A] delectable, increasingly unnerving shiverfest…”—The New York Times Cast  Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi, Bobby Naderi, Ray Haratian, Hamidreza Djavdan, Soussan Farrokhnia Prod  Lucan Toh, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill

Tenemos la carne

EMILIANO ROCHA MINTER, MEXICO/FRANCE, 2016, 80 MIN.

SAT, OCT 8 FRI, OCT 14

8:45 PM 11:45 PM

RIO RIO

In post-apocalyptic Mexico, siblings fall under the sway of a Mephistophelean figure (a malevolent Noé Hernández) who coerces them into depravity that would make the Marquis de Sade blush. Endorsed by Oscar-winning countrymen Cuarón and Iñárritu, Emiliano Rocha Minter is undeniably the next big (read: monstrous) thing in Mexican cinema. “[A] joyously demented portrait of humanity... [This] thoroughly arresting vision could squat quite comfortably alongside Hieronymus Bosch’s depiction of hell.”—Variety Cast  Noé Hernandez, Diego Gamaliel, María Evoli Prod  Julio Chavezmontes

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Short Films

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Canadian Shorts

The Cameraman

Kith and Kin

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 93 MIN.

THU, OCT 6 THU, OCT 13

9:00 PM 3:00 PM

IN10 VCT

The Cameraman CONNOR GASTON, CANADA, 2016, 17  MIN.

Francis must reconcile his relationship with his ill, abusive father while his kid brother captures everything with his Super 8 camera.

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In a matter of minutes, these films immerse you in fully realized narratives that leave an indelible mark.

Fish HEATHER YOUNG, CANADA, 2016, 12  MIN.

A single mother struggles to raise three children while clinging to the hope of salvaging her relationship with their father.

Mamie JANICE NADEAU, CANADA, 2016, 7  MIN.

Let’s Compare Mythologies TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 99 MIN.

SUN, OCT 2 SUN, OCT 9

9:00 PM 3:15 PM

IN10 VCT

As Dinosaurs ÉMILIE ROSAS, CANADA, 2016, 17  MIN.

Convinced that the apocalypse is imminent, a teenager readies himself by gleaning wisdom from Randall Wallace’s writing.

Cabbie JESSICA PARSONS, JENNIFER CHIU, CANADA, 2015, 12 MIN.

Three taxi drivers navigate Vancouver in a dreamlike meditation on trust, chance and the transformative power of human connection.

Living in a seaside house that faces away from the water, Mamie demonstrates a similar disregard for her own grandchildren.

Cave of Sighs

The Movieland Movie

A casual hook-up’s path to the bedroom is obstructed by a collection of Byzantine icons and the conversations they inspire.

ZACHARY KERRHOLDEN, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

The Movieland Arcade, Vancouver’s only remaining classical video arcade, has given rise to a colourful—and extremely competitive—community.

Nine Behind SOPHY ROMVARI, CANADA, 2016, 12  MIN.

Calling her grandfather in Budapest to learn about the Hungarian film industry, a woman instead finds the conversation shifting to her family’s history.

Nutag—Homeland ALISI TELENGUT, CANADA, 2016, 6  MIN.

A hand-painted visual poem about the mass deportation of the Soviet Union’s Kalmyk people to Siberia during World War II.

Srorrim WAYNE WAPEEMUKWA, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

Three Downtown East Side residents have the chance to lose—and perhaps rediscover—themselves in their most intimate phantasies.

Those Who Remains MATHIEU VACHON, CANADA, 2015, 9  MIN.

During a period of mourning, the residents of an Algonquin community find their own ways to survive. And to thrive. DataMine

Clouds

NATHAN DOUGLAS, CANADA, 2016, 11  MIN.

Clouds DIEGO MACLEAN, CANADA, 2016, 12  MIN.

Looking to the heavens for direction on his village’s next ritual sacrifice, an old man is greeted by an unusual vision.

DataMine TIM TRACEY, CANADA, 2016, 6  MIN.

In an industrial-grade nightmarish realm, the surveillance society flourishes and internet addiction runs rampant.

I Am Here EOIN DUFFY, CANADA, 2016, 5  MIN.

Having travelled the universe for aeons, our protagonist attempts to share his findings but finds his wisdom falling on deaf ears.

The New Canada ALEXANDER CARSON, CANADA, 2016, 10  MIN.

Travelling between Toronto and Buffalo, Sal reconciles her past and future while reflecting on friendship, place and possibility.

Parent, Teacher ROMAN TCHJEN, CANADA, 2015, 12  MIN.

After his son attacks another student, a father becomes embroiled in an impassioned debate with the boy’s well-meaning teacher.

Your Mother and I ANNA MAGUIRE, CANADA/UK, 2016, 14  MIN.

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Canadian Shorts

Canadian Shorts

Imitations

TUE, OCT 4 TUE, OCT 11

9:30 PM 4:00 PM

IN10 VCT

Four Faces of the Moon

System Failure

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 95 MIN.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 93 MIN.

International Shorts

Oh What a Wonderful Feeling

Space and Time

Metamorphoses

WED, OCT 5 WED, OCT 12

9:30 PM 3:30 PM

MON, OCT 3 MON, OCT 10

9:00 PM 3:30 PM

Blind Vaysha

24.24.24

Beyond Blue Waves

THEODORE USHEV, CANADA, 2016, 9  MIN.

DANIEL DIETZEL, CANADA, 2016, 13  MIN.

Born with one eye that sees only the past and another that sees only the future, Vaysha struggles to live in the moment.

A view of a day in concurrent time, with all twenty-four hours presented at once. As time skews, the banal becomes extraordinary.

JOËLLE DESJARDINS PAQUETTE, CANADA, 2015, 13 MIN.

Emma

By the Pool

MARTIN EDRALIN, CANADA, 2016, 13  MIN.

KARINE BÉLANGER, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

Stricken with alopecia, 14-year-old Emma is losing her hair at an alarming rate. Can she accept her changing appearance? Will others?

Swimmers descend on a municipal pool and entrust their safety to teenage lifeguards who often have more pressing concerns.

Homesick SOPHIE JARVIS, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

Einst JESSICA JOHNSON, CANADA, 2016, 12  MIN.

Returning home early from studying abroad, Lisa discovers that her sublet has not only taken over her room, but also her life.

A lone woman hikes to a secluded section of the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and slips into the waters of the Seymour River…

Imitations

Last Night

MARKUS HENKEL, MILOS MITROVIC, IAN BAWA, FABIAN VELASCO, CANADA, 2016, 10  MIN.

JOEL SALAYSAY, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

After getting plastic surgery to look like the pop star he idolizes, an introverted obsessive starts experiencing disturbing side effects.

The Lift MANNY MAHAL, CANADA, 2016, 8  MIN.

When Sarah is woken by Jamie’s call in the darkest hours of the night, it’s apparent that all is not well with her best friend.

Late Night Drama PATRICE LALIBERTÉ, CANADA, 2016, 8  MIN.

Intent on establishing a new personal best in deadlift, a vulnerable man finds himself staring down his greatest nemesis.

A young thug bulls his way through the throngs of a crowded nightclub, intent on finding someone he has unfinished business with.

Old Man

Oh What a Wonderful Feeling

ALICIA EISEN, CANADA, 2016, 5  MIN.

Every day an old man tries to overcome his fear of the ocean and fails. Ultimately, the ocean takes matters into its own hands.

Sigismond Imageless ALBÉRIC AURTENÈCHE, CANADA, 2016, 14  MIN.

Submitted for psychiatric evaluation, Sigsimond explains that his violent conduct is a result of being born without a photographable image.

FRANÇOIS JAROS, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

Left reeling by a breakup and careening drunkenly through East Montreal, Livia is tormented by a peacock.

Black Cop CORY BOWLES, CANADA, 2016, 11  MIN.

An African-American police officer takes out his frustrations on the privileged community he’s sworn to protect.

A Brief History of the Apocalypse ERICA GENEREUX SMITH, CANADA, 2016, 19  MIN.

The fraught relationship between two roommates takes a turn when an incomprehensible catastrophe leaves them housebound.

Four Faces of the Moon AMANDA STRONG, CANADA, 2016, 12  MIN.

Our colonial past and the filmmaker’s family history entwine in this story concerning the reclamation of language and nationhood.

It’s No Real Pleasure in Life NIKOLAY MICHAYLOV, CANADA, 2016, 14  MIN.

After inadvertently implicating his friend in a crime, a privileged young nihilist employs sex and violence as coping mechanisms.

Here Nor There JULIA HUTCHINGS, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

Hired to play a private investigator at a woman’s funeral, an actor s0.0225 inlowly realizes that his isn’t the only masquerade.

Ranger

The Taste of Vietnam

A sensory documentary that explores the M.V. Norther Ranger as it navigates Labrador’s narrow passages and unpredictable weather.

Wild Skin

Seven Stars

ARIANE LOUIS-SEIZE, CANADA, 2016, 19  MIN.

SOFIA BANZHAF, MATTHEW SWANSON, CANADA, 2016, 4  MIN.

After discovering a python in her apartment’s air duct, a loner slowly sheds her reserve and indulges her basest desires.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 78 MIN.

IN10 VCT

Come nightfall, a truck stop becomes a purgatorial realm that’s home to strange dealings, ill intent and accidents waiting to happen.

SANDRA IGNAGNI, TREVOR MEIER, CANADA, 2016, 8 MIN.

Left to her own devices in Tokyo, a woman explores the city’s dark corners and wrestles with feelings of anxiety and alienation.

Stone Makers JEAN-MARC E. ROY, CANADA, 2016, 5  MIN.

A workday in a granite quarry turns into a captivating industrial symphony, with heavy machinery moving as fluidly as dancers.

My Body

Reel Youth Film Festival

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 94 MIN.

IN10 VCT

Short Films

PIER-LUC LATULIPPE, CANADA, 2016, 10  MIN.

As Chloe and Arnaud prepare to part ways, he does everything in his limited power to ensure that their last night together is one to remember.

THU, OCT 6 SAT, OCT 8

11:00 AM 6:00 PM

IN09 IN08

A compelling and humorous collection of international youth-made shorts. Chosen by a youth jury from 1,300 submissions originating from 20 countries, it explores the diversity of life through fresh eyes.

Grown Up HONG-RUEI LIN, TAIWAN, 2015, 5  MIN.

How To Get People To Like You ALEXANDRA YAKOVLEVA, RUSSIA, 2014, 4  MIN.

Dora Blondin IRIS, NAOMI, PAIGE, TAYLA, CANADA, 2016, 4  MIN.

Painterbrain GLENN DIEHL, DENMARK, 2016, 9  MIN.

Best Efforts HADLEY HILLEL, USA, 2015, 7  MIN.

Sanun KYLE NIEVA, MIGGY HILARIO, THAILAND, 2015, 6  MIN.

Black Pudding NICOLE NABI, UK, 2015, 5  MIN.

Vanya CHRISTINE RABOTENKO, RUSSIA, 2015, 4  MIN.

A Dance For… EMILY FENG, CANADA, 2016, 4  MIN.

Rotten Love MATT LACORTE, USA, 2015, 10  MIN.

This Home is Not Empty CAROL NGUYEN, CANADA, 3  MIN.

Vlad the Unemployed ASHLEY KOBAYASHI, CANADA, 2016, 5  MIN.

If You See Something DARIA AZIZIAN, CANADA, 1  MIN.

Colour TARYN BIRKET, ALANNAH JOHNSON, CANADA, 2016, 2 MIN.

Dear Drew DYLAN SHAPIRO, USA, 2015, 4  MIN.

Carver JEREMY WAMISS, CANADA, 2015, 1  MIN.

My Body ANNIE KRUGER, DANICA DENOMMÉ, FLORENCE DUBÉ, RYAN TITUS, CANADA, 2016, 4  MIN.

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International Shorts

Après Suzanne

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 107 MIN.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 112 MIN.

6:30 PM 1:15 PM

SFU SFU

Après Suzanne FÉLIX MOATI, FRANCE, 2016, 17  MIN.

Dumped by his girlfriend, a depressed young man gets dragged back into the social scene by his best friend.

As One ALAN POWELL, UK, 2016, 11  MIN.

A London cab ride carrying party members for a wedding ceremony becomes a struggle for a middle-aged two-time divorcée.

Between Them ALEXIA MALTNER, BRAZIL, 2016, 12  MIN.

On the day of their 50th anniversary party, an elderly couple have a problem: they have doubts about their relationship.

Catch

TUE, OCT 4 FRI, OCT 7

6:15 PM 12:00 PM

Albedo Absolute VLAD MARSAVIN, USA, 2016, 15  MIN.

After Dad decides two young sisters are old enough to venture beyond the family property, innocent curiosity takes them down a path from which they may never return.

Champion ANDRÉS PASSONI, ARGENTINA, 2016, 8  MIN.

Every Sunday, greyhound fans take their passion to the track, and spectators place their bets and fill the stands to watch the dogs race for the big prize...

Her Paradise SHOBI SEN, USA, 2016, 15  MIN.

A little girl travels to an imaginary world to escape from the nightmare of her drunken father, and only her teacher seems to care and relate to her through art.

DOMINIC REES-ROBERTS, PAUL COOKE, UK, 2016, 16 MIN.

Litterbugs

In a future where antibiotics have failed, a father and his daughter are quarantined in their house during a lethal pandemic.

PETER STANLEY-WARD, UK, 2016, 15  MIN.

Don’t Leave Me LAURA JOU, SPAIN, 2016, 14  MIN.

After being separated for two months, Laura has a tense reunion with her former lover.

Friday Night ALEXIS MICHALIK, FRANCE, 2016, 16  MIN.

While visiting her daughter in Paris, an American woman desperately tries to locate her on the evening of a terrorist attack.

The Sparrow’s Flight TOM SCHROEDER, USA, 2016, 14  MIN.

This animated tour-de-force is a revealing portrait of and heartfelt tribute to the filmmaker’s deceased closest friend and collaborator.

Today They Took My Son

IN08 IN08

Helped by her self-made flying mechanical creatures, a young inventor and a pint-sized superhero seek revenge on the town bullies and find an unexpected friendship.

Minor Setback AUGUSTINE FRIZZELL, USA, 2016, 11  MIN.

Two teen girls scheme their way out of work to spend a day at the beach. Things don’t go as planned.

Out of the Village JONATHAN STEIN, USA, 2015, 17  MIN.

An orphaned young boy and his sister are taken from a West African village devastated by Ebola to an NGO clinic, but they are fearful of the doctors who do not understand their world.

Paris, 1971 DAVID KHACHATORIAN, USA, 2016, 11  MIN.

A Palestinian mother’s life is shattered when her young son is taken and detained by the Israeli Defense Forces for throwing a stone.

Lost interviews with Jim Morrison, never before featured in a documentary, form the basis of this dream-like reframing of the legend that recounts his last days and interment at the mythic Père Lachaise cemetery.

When Day is Done

Without You

PIERRE DAWALIBI, LEBANON/UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2016, 7  MIN.

BRANDON ROOTS, USA, 2016, 5  MIN.

Based on the lives of the director’s grandparents, this short documentary contemplates the deep sense of loss that accompanies the death of a loved one.

NARIMAN ALIEV, UKRAINE, 2016, 15  MIN.

As two brothers drive across a vast Ukrainian landscape to celebrate their elder brother’s birthday, it is clear that one’s prolonged absence has been difficult for the other. A journey of unexpected developments, family values, loss and reconnection.

International Shorts

Walden Pink

Without You

Disquiet in Paradise

Ain’t Love a ManySplendoured Thing? FRI, OCT 7 SUN, OCT 9

International Shorts

Short Films

Fragments of My Existence

Teen Trouble

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 98 MIN.

TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 103 MIN.

THU, OCT 6 SAT, OCT 8

6:00 PM 12:30 PM

Fabrizio’s Initiation

IN08 IN08

Éclair HUGO KEIJZER, NETHERLANDS, 2016, 13  MIN.

When a woman makes a highly unusual request during their first dinner date, a man must choose between his firm belief in reality and the attraction of her fantasy.

Eden Hostel GONZAGA MANSO, SPAIN, 2016, 14  MIN.

Hanging on the wall in a humble hostel room has been a life-fulfilling experience for a statue of the Virgin Mary.

Encounter FABRIZIO RINALDI, ITALY, 2015, 16  MIN.

In a future world’s seedy bar that might be a hideout for surviving genetically altered humans, a woman comes searching for someone connected to her past.

Lock In NEVILLE PIERCE, UK, 2016, 12  MIN.

When a menacing stranger traps a landlord and his pregnant daughter in their pub and then makes some wild accusations, a dangerous battle of wills begins.

Stars KRISTA VERNOFF, USA, 2015, 8  MIN.

Haunted by the traumas of a violent childhood and a sexually abusive father, Heather fears her daughter’s idealized upbringing will ultimately work against her.

This Modern Man is Beat ALEX MERKIN, USA, 2015, 18  MIN.

Down on his luck, Habib bin Habib al Fulan pawns his guitar to appease his depressed wife and pay the overdue rent in this intense tale of self-deception.

Tide ALEXANDER VON HOFMANN, AUSTRALIA, 2016, 11 MIN.

Left adrift to die at sea for upsetting the wrong people, a man is haunted by his reckless actions and inner demons.

Walden Pink PETER BOLTE, USA, 2016, 11  MIN.

An older man in New York, unable to escape his existential crisis, lives an unglamorous, disillusioned life beset by fractured dreams and daily confrontations.

SUN, OCT 2 WED, OCT 5

6:00 PM 11:00 AM

IN08 IN09

Aeris LUKAS HUFFMAN, USA, 2016, 18  MIN.

A 19-year-old snowboarder is on the verge of stardom when she falls in a major competition and blows out her knee. She is forced to question the costs of her commitment to return—and then there are her personal fears to conquer.

Fabrizio’s Initiation MARIANO BIASIN, ARGENTINA, 2015, 17  MIN.

In the heat of summer, Fabrizio is desperate to find the right time and place to make out with Nadia, his longtime girlfriend, but his best laid plans are constantly getting interrupted.

I Love Anna JOONAS RUTANEN, FINLAND, 2016, 11  MIN.

Teenaged Santeri, is hoping for more than conversation when he takes a long walk to drop in on a farm girl he has a crush on. Things start looking up when she asks him in after milking the cows...

The Law of Moments EMMA SAMMS, USA/UK, 2015, 16  MIN.

Lately, teen sisters Mal and Lucy haven’t been as close as they once were, but when Lucy gets involved with a party crowd and Mom freaks out, the younger Mal volunteers to pull her out.

On the Roof DAMIÀ SERRA CAUCHETIEZ, SPAIN, 2015, 11  MIN.

On summer days, teenaged Adrian and his friends regularly go up to the roof of a building to spy on a girl who sunbathes nude on a roof below, but today one of them suddenly faces questions about his sexual orientation.

Three Minute Warning IQBAL MOHAMMED, PALESTINE/UK, 2016, 12  MIN.

In Palestine, teenaged Miriam is awoken one night by the sound of an Israeli “knockon-the-roof” bomb, and she has only three minutes to get her disabled mother out of the building before the real bomb hits.

Winds of Furnace YAMIL QUINTANA, MEXICO, 2016, 13  MIN.

Three teen boys are having a fun afternoon, horsing around in town before heading out on a dump run for the local cartel—but a risky decision could prove deadly.

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Shorts with Features Another Prayer

A Prayer

SOFIA BOHDANOWICZ, CANADA, 2013, 7  MIN.

SOFIA BOHDANOWICZ, CANADA, 2013, 7  MIN.

Images from the past are projected onto the left-behind spaces of the present in a poetic act of haunting and resurrection.

An elderly woman tending to household chores on a typical Sunday afternoon is juxtaposed with a musing poem.

Screens with: Never Eat Alone, p. 65

Screens with: Never Eat Alone p. 65

An Evening

Two

SOFIA BOHDANOWICZ, CANADA, 2013, 19  MIN.

CHRISTOPHER SPENCER-LOWE, CANADA, 2016, 13  MIN.

An elegiac tour through the rooms of a newly vacated home, as presence begins to fade into absence.

An experimental home movie shot on Super 8 with a young child that melds perspectives between filmmaker, subject and material.

Screens with: Never Eat Alone, p. 65

Screens with: Lights Above Water, p. 64

Fantassút/Rain on the Borders

Many filmmakers who were first introduced to VIFF audiences through their short films have subsequently returned with features, including VIFF 2016’s Kevan Funk (Hello Destroyer), Randall Okita (The Lockpicker) and Ashley McKenzie (Werewolf). We anticipate that you’ll be seeing a lot more of this year’s selection of featured short filmmakers in the very near future.

Best Canadian  Short Film Sponsored by Lexus, a $2,500 prize is awarded for the Best Canadian Short Film.

Screens with: Between Fences p. 44

Ganjy BEN RATNER, CANADA, 2016, 14  MIN.

Contending with dementia pugilistica, a reclusive former boxer is on the ropes until he’s visited by three old friends. Screens with: Marrying the Family, p. 51

Indefinite Pitch JAMES N. KIENITZ WILKINS, USA, 2016, 23  MIN.

Various meanings of the word “pitch,” including the sonic. Screened on DCP.

Sponsored by Creative, a $5,000 prize is awarded for the Best BC Short Film.

The eligible films include: Cabbie (dir. Jessica Parsons, Jennifer Chiu) The Cameraman (dir. Connor Gaston) Cave of Sighs (dir. Nathan Douglas) Clouds (dir. Diego Maclean)

FEDERICA FOGLIA, CANADA, 2016, 15  MIN.

Around 11,000 refugees have been stranded in the Idomeni refugee camp on the Greek/ Macedonian frontier for months as they wait for the European borders to open. This is a glimpse into the lives of these forgotten people.

Best BC Short Film

Einst (dir. Jessica Johnson)

Most Promising Canadian Director of a Short Film VIFF presents the Most Promising Canadian Director of a Short Film with a $2,000 prize (sponsored by an anonymous donor). All films playing in the Canadian Shorts programmes are eligible for these two awards.

Four Faces of the Moon (dir. Amanda Strong) Ganjy (dir. Ben Ratner) Here Nor There (dir. Julia Hutchings) Homesick (dir. Sophie Jarvis) I Am Here (dir. Eoin Duffy) Last Night (dir. Joel Salaysay) The Lift (dir. Manny Mahal)

Screens with: Short Stay. p. 38

The Movieland Movie (dir. Zachary Kerrholden)

Popsong

Nine Behind (dir. Sophy Romvari)

MATTHEW TAYLOR BLAIS, CANADA, 2016, 3  MIN.

A silent, sensory poem wherein filmic construction and obscuration meet halfway with nature and love as radiant beauty. Screens with: Maudite Poutine, p. 64

Old Man (dir. Alicia Eisen) Popsong (dir. Matthew Taylor Blais) Ranger (dir. Sandra Ignagni, Trevor Meier) Srorrim (dir. Wayne Wapeemukwa)

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Index of Directors

A Ade, Maren............................... 29 Aliev, Nariman......................... 97 Alix, Adolfo............................... 81 Almodóvar, Pedro.................. 27 Aloni, Udi.................................. 34 Andò, Roberto......................... 31 Anthony, Theo......................... 69 Anvari, Babak.......................... 93 Anwar, Joko.............................. 79 Arnold, Andrea....................... 23 Arthus-Bertrand, Yann.......... 26 Assayas, Olivier...................... 42 Au, Jevons................................ 83 Aurtenèche, Albéric.............. 95 Avedisian, Kris........................ 31 Azizian, Daria.......................... 95

Delestrac, Denis..................... Demaizière, Thierry............... Denommé, Danica................. Derflinger, Sabine.................. Desjardins Paquette, Joëlle....................................... Dewey, Richard....................... Diehl, Glenn............................. Dietzel, Daniel......................... Djaidani, Rachid..................... Dormishian, Reza................... Douglas, Nathan.................... Dubé, Florence....................... Dudok de Wit, Michael......... Duffield, Benjamin................. Duffy, Eoin................................

69 89 95 41 95 88 95 95 43 34 94 95 37 61 94

E B Bain, Barnet............................. 28 Banzhaf, Sofia......................... 95 Bare, Justin.............................. 87 Bawa, Ian.................................. 95 Baxter, Ryon............................. 33 Behzadi, Behnam................... 33 Bélanger, Karine..................... 95 Bellocchio, Marco.................. 39 Ben Attia, Mohamed............. 33 Benson, Peter.......................... 51 Berns, Brett.............................. 88 Betancort, Juan Manuel Villar ....................... 89 Biasin, Mariano....................... 97 Biller, Anna............................... 93 Birket, Taryn............................. 95 Blair, Sam................................. 45 Blais, Matthew Taylor........... 64 Bohdanowicz, Sofia............... 65 Bolte, Peter.............................. 97 Bouzid, Leyla........................... 30 Bowles, Cory........................... 95 Brandenburg Sierralta, Heidi....................................... 47 Bussmann, Andrea................ 65 Butler, Martin.......................... 39

C Carrozzini, Francesco........... Carson, Alexander................. Chace, Ben.............................. Chan Tze-woon....................... Chiu, Jennifer.......................... Chow Kwun-wai...................... Chung Mong-hong................ Clark, Zach............................... Cluzaud, Jacques................... Collin, Kasper.......................... Cook, Tristan........................... Cooke, Paul.............................. Côté-Collins, Lawrence........

86 94 39 83 94 83 79 93 47 89 47 97 65

D Dardenne, Jean-Pierre.......... Dardenne, Luc........................ Davies, Terence...................... Dawalibi, Pierre...................... Dean, Bentley.......................... Degena Yun............................. del Paso, Joaquín................... Delépine, Benoît.....................

41 41 37 97 39 81 36 43

E Jyong...................................... Edralin, Martin........................ Eisen, Alicia............................. El Hagar, Khaled..................... Émond, Anne........................... England, Yan............................

78 95 95 39 61 61

F Fae, Erica.................................. Farhadi, Asghar...................... Fechner, Carl-A....................... Fendt, Ted................................ Feng, Emily.............................. Fliegauf, Benedek.................. Foglia, Federica...................... Fortier-Gauthier, Alexis........ Fortin, Francis......................... Frizzell, Augustine................. Funk, Kevan.............................

39 37 69 38 95 35 44 61 61 97 50

G Gage, Jenny............................. Gandbhir, Geeta..................... Gass-Donnelly, Ed................. Gaston, Connor...................... Genereux Smith, Erica.......... Ghaem Maghami, Rokhsareh.............................. Giroud, Pavel........................... Gittoes, George...................... Glavonic, Ognjen.................... Green, Eugène........................ Greene, Robert....................... Grimonprez, Johan................ Grou, Daniel............................. Grozeva, Kristina.................... Guiraudie, Alain......................

44 45 92 94 95 69 89 47 44 43 34 47 61 32 43

H Hansen-Løve, Mia.................. Hazarika, Bhaskar.................. Henkel, Markus...................... Hilario, Miggy.......................... Hillel, Hadley........................... Hirabayashi Isamu................. Holm, Hannes......................... Hong Sangsoo........................ Hong-Ruei Lin......................... Hrebejk, Jan............................. Huezo, Tatiana........................ Huffman, Lukas...................... Hutchings, Julia......................

43 37 95 95 95 81 35 83 95 39 47 97 95

I Ignagni, Sandra...................... 95 Iris.............................................. 95 Israel, Laura............................. 88

J Jalali, Babak............................. 37 Jarmusch, Jim.................... 36, 89 Jaros, François........................ 95 Jarvis, Sophie.......................... 95 Jenkins, Barry.......................... 29 Jia Zhangke.............................. 79 Jo Sunghee.............................. 81 Jodorowsky, Alejandro.......... 32 Johnsen, Andreas.................. 68 Johnson, Alannah.................. 95 Johnson, Jessica..................... 95 Johnson, Matt......................... 93 Jou, Laura................................. 97 Jude, Radu................................ 38 Juhola, Eric............................... 45 Jusic, Hana............................... 37

K Kapri, Vinod............................. Karanovic, Mirjana................. Keijzer, Hugo........................... Kenner, Robert........................ Kerrholden, Zachary.............. Kervern, Gustave.................... Khachatorian, David.............. Khyentse Norbu..................... Kienitz Wilkins, James N...... Kijak, Stephen......................... Klein, Joey................................ Kobayashi, Ashley.................. Kôji Fukada.............................. Kolirin, Eran............................. Komatsu Takashi.................... Kore-eda Hirokazu................. Kõusaar, Kadri......................... Kruger, Annie.......................... Kunuk, Zacharias................... Kuosmanen, Juho................... Kwan, Stanley.......................... Kwok Zune...............................

37 33 97 68 94 43 97 79 38 89 60 95 79 31 81 78 35 95 60 33 79 83

L Lachapelle, Nicolas............... LaCorte, Matt.......................... Lafosse, Joachim.................... Laliberté, Patrice.................... Lang, Nancy............................ Larraín, Pablo.......................... Lasheras, Alex........................ Latulippe, Pier-Luc................ Lee Hyunju............................... Lee Kwangkuk......................... Lemieux, Karl.......................... Leroux-Lévesque, Aude....... Lewis, Lev................................ Loach, Ken............................... Lonergan, Kenneth................ Lorenzen, Una......................... Louis-Seize, Ariane...............

64 95 42 95 63 35 50 95 81 83 64 61 64 27 28 87 95

M Ma, Johnny............................... 61 Maclean, Alison...................... 37 Maclean, Diego...................... 94

Maguire, Anna........................ Mahal, Manny......................... Maitland, Keith........................ Malick, Terrence.................... Maltner, Alexia........................ Manso, Gonzaga.................... Månsson, Måns...................... Marie Fleming, Ann............... Marrianan, Tim....................... Marsavin, Vlad........................ Martin, Joseph........................ Matthiesen, Mads.................. Matuszynski, Jan P................. McCarthy, Colm..................... McCormack, Pete.................. McDonald, Bruce................... McIlvride, David..................... McKenzie, Ashley.................. Meier, Trevor........................... Mell, Carson............................ Mendonça Filho, Kleber...... Merkin, Alex............................ Mertoglu, Mehmet Can........ Mesa, Catalina........................ Michalik, Alexis...................... Michaylov, Nikolay................. Midi Z........................................ Miele, Matthew...................... Mitrovic, Milos........................ Moati, Félix.............................. Mograbi, Avi............................ Mohammed, Iqbal................. Morlando, Nathan.................. Mungiu, Cristian....................

94 95 47 21 97 97 41 51 88 97 45 87 35 24 50 63 69 65 95 92 30 97 30 45 97 95 81 87 95 97 44 97 61 25

N Nabi, Nicole............................. Nadeau, Janice....................... Nakanishi Yoshihisa.............. Nakata, Hideo......................... Naomi........................................ Ng Ka-leung............................. Ngo The Chau......................... Nguyen, Carol......................... Nieva, Kyle................................ Nishikawa Miwa..................... Niwatsukino Norhiro............. Norris, Kelly Daniela.............. Nove Hayato............................ Nyholm, Johannes.................

95 94 81 79 95 83 87 95 95 80 81 35 81 32

O Obomsawin, Alanis............... Ohama, Linda.......................... Okita, Randall.......................... Orikawa Ryo............................. Orzel, Mathew......................... Osmond, Louise..................... Ouchi Rieko............................. Özge, Aslı................................. Ozon, François........................

63 51 64 81 47 89 81 30 43

P Paige.......................................... Papadimitropoulos, Argyris.................................... Park Chanwook...................... Park Hongmin......................... Parker, Jonathan..................... Parker, Nate............................. Parsons, Jessica.....................

95 39 25 78 86 23 94

Passoni, Andres..................... Peltz, Perri................................ Pereda, Nicolás...................... Perrin, Jacques....................... Pesce, Nicolas........................ Pierce, Neville......................... Piñeiro, Matías........................ Pittman, T.W............................. Pollard, Samuel D................... Powell, Alan............................. Puiu, Cristi................................

97 45 65 47 92 97 33 35 69 97 38

Q Quintana, Yamil....................... 97

R Rabotenko, Christine............ Raim, Daniel............................ Rajasekharan Nair, Jayaraj...................................... Ratner, Ben.............................. Raymont, Peter....................... Redknap, Geoff....................... Ree, Benjamin......................... Rees-Roberts, Dominic........ Reich, Michael........................ Rheault, Maxim...................... Rinaldi, Fabrizio...................... Rist, Sebastien........................ Riza, Riri.................................... Rocha Minter, Emiliano........ Rodrigues, João Pedro......... Romvari, Sophy....................... Roots, Brandon....................... Rosas, Émilie........................... Rösel, Michael........................ Rosi, Gianfranco..................... Roy, Jean-Marc E.................... Ruffin, François....................... Rutanen, Joonas.....................

95 89

T Taddicken, Sven..................... Taksler, Sara............................ Tan, Fiona................................. Tanaami Keiichi...................... Tayla........................................... Tchjen, Roman ....................... Téchiné, André....................... Telengut, Alisi......................... Teurlai, Alban.......................... Titus, Ryan............................... Torun, Ceyda........................... Tracey, Tim.............................. Turi, Daniel...............................

Vachon, Mathieu.................... Valchanov, Petar..................... van den Bergh, Sanne........... Velasco, Fabian...................... Verhoeven, Paul..................... Vernoff, Krista.......................... Virzi, Paolo............................... von Hofmann, Alexander...............................

31 95 97 51 88 81 31 88 38 97 32 97 39 97 31 95 80 34

Y

64

36 47 33 81 95 94 42 94 89 95 45 94 45

U

41 51 63 51 45 97 93 61 97 61 80 93 36 94 97 94 31 68 95 43 97

S Sabbagh, Mahmoud............. Salaysay, Joel.......................... Samms, Emma........................ Sarin, Vic.................................. Sarles, Bob............................... Sato Yoshinao......................... Schanelec, Angela................. Schindhelm, Michael............ Schmitz, Oliver........................ Schroeder, Tom...................... Sen, Ivan................................... Sen, Shobi................................ Serebrennikov, Kirill.............. Serra Cauchetiez, Damià..... Serra, Albert............................ Shapiro, Dylan......................... Shiota Akihiko......................... Solnicki, Gastón..................... Spencer-Lowe, Christopher............................ St-Louis Lamoureux, Ariel......................................... Stadler, Simon......................... Stanley-Ward, Peter............... Stapel, Rosie........................... Stearns, Jeff Chiba................. Stein, Jonathan....................... Strong, Amanda..................... Su, Alex.....................................

Suwichakornpong, Anocha.................................... 79 Swanson, Matthew................ 95

Ushev, Theodore.................... 95 Ushpiz, Ada.............................. 89

V 94 32 45 95 24 97 35 97

W Walker, John............................. Walsh, Aisling.......................... Wamiss, Jeremy...................... Wang Bing................................ Wang Xuebo............................ Wang, Wayne........................... Wapeemukwa, Wayne.......... Ward, Greg............................... West, Ti..................................... Wild, Nettie.............................. Williams, Eduardo.................. Williams, Roger....................... Wong Fei-pang.......................

63 19 95 81 79 83 94 45 92 51 33 69 83

Yakovleva, Alexandra............ 95 Yang Chao................................ 79 Young, Heather....................... 94

Z Zanasi, Gianni......................... Zelenka, Petr........................... Zem, Roschy............................ Zhang Hanyi............................

31 35 43 80

64 44 97 45 51 97 95 79

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Index of Films by Country & Region

Afghanistan

Ta’ang........................................ 81

Metamorphoses..................... 95

Crosscurrent........................... 79

Chocolat................................... 43

Ghana

Radio Dreams.......................... 37

Twilight Over Burma.............. 41

Milton’s Secret........................ 28

Knife in the Clear Water....... 79

The Confessions.................... 31

Nakom....................................... 35

Mixed Match........................... 51

Life After Life........................... 80

The Death of Louis XIV......... 31

Snow Monkey......................... 47 Sonita........................................ 69

Albania Depth Two................................. 44

Canada

The Movieland Movie........... 94

Old Stone.................................. 61

Depth Two................................ 44

My Body.................................... 95

The Road to Mandalay......... 81

Disquiet in Paradise.............. 97

1:54............................................ 61

Nelly........................................... 61

A Simple Goodbye................. 81

Elle............................................. 24

24.24.24.................................... 95

Never Eat Alone..................... 65

Ten Years.................................. 83

Endless Poetry........................ 32

A Dance For….......................... 95

The New Canada................... 94

Fire at Sea................................ 68

Another Prayer........................ 65

Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)....................... 51

French Tour............................. 43

Argentina

As Dinosaurs........................... 94

A New Moon Over Tohoku.................................... 51

Champion................................. 97

Beyond Blue Waves............... 95

Nine Behind............................. 94

Disquiet in Paradise.............. 97

Black Cop................................. 95

Nutag—Homeland................ 94

Colombia

Fabrizio’s Initiation................ 97

Blind Vaysha............................ 95

Of Ink and Blood..................... 61

Hermia & Helena................... 33

Oh What a Wonderful Feeling.................................... 95

The Infinite Flight of Days.................................... 45

The Human Surge................. 33

A Brief History of the Apocalypse................ 95

Kékszakállú.............................. 34

By the Pool............................... 95

Old Man.................................... 95

Neruda...................................... 35

Cabbie....................................... 94

Old Stone.................................. 61

Cadence................................... 50

Operation Avalanche............ 93

The Cameraman.................... 94

The Other Half........................ 60

Carver........................................ 95

Parent, Teacher...................... 94

Cave of Sighs.......................... 94

Popsong................................... 64

Goldstone................................. 32

Clouds....................................... 94

A Prayer.................................... 65

Snow Monkey......................... 47

Colour........................................ 95

Tanna......................................... 39

Darwin....................................... 61

Quebec My Country Mon Pays.................................. 63

Tide............................................ 97

DataMine.................................. 94

Australia Fragments of My Existence........................ 97

Austria Twilight Over Burma.............. 41

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank........................ 88 Dora Blondin........................... 95

Sigismond Imageless........... 95

Einst........................................... 95

Space and Time..................... 95

Emma........................................ 95

Spirit Unforgettable............... 50

Friday Night............................. 97 Harmonium.............................. 79

Croatia

Human...................................... 26

Depth Two................................ 44

I, Daniel Blake......................... 27

A Good Wife............................ 33

Keepers of the Magic........... 51

Quit Staring at My Plate....... 37

Cuba Playing Lecuona..................... 89 Sin Alas..................................... 39

Czech Republic

Like Crazy................................. 35

The Red Turtle........................ 37 Reset......................................... 89 The Road to Mandalay......... 81

The Teacher............................ 39

The Salesman......................... 37

Stone Makers.......................... 95

Sweet Dreams........................ 39

Fish............................................ 94

System Failure........................ 95

The Model................................ 87

Ta’ang........................................ 81

Four Faces of the Moon...... 95

Painterbrain............................. 95

Thanks, Boss!.......................... 43

Ganjy......................................... 51

Tales of Two Who Dreamt.................................... 65

Hello Destroyer...................... 50

The Taste of Vietnam............ 95

A Quiet Passion...................... 37

Here Nor There...................... 95

This Home is Not Empty...... 95

Things to Come...................... 43 The Unknown Girl.................. 41 We Are the Flesh.................... 93

Saint Amour............................. 43

Homesick................................. 95

Those Who Remains............. 94

Sins of the Flesh..................... 39

I Am Here................................. 94

Two............................................ 64

Tickling Giants........................ 47

The Son of Joseph................. 43

If You See Something........... 95

The Unseen............................. 51

The Unknown Girl.................. 41

Imitations................................. 95

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt................ 89

Eritrea

Beyond the Mountains and Hills.................................. 31

Vlad the Unemployed........... 95

Between Fences.................... 44

Dolores..................................... 31

Keepers of the Magic........... 51 King Dave................................. 61 Kith and Kin............................. 94

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice........... 63 Weirdos..................................... 63 Werewolf.................................. 65

Depth Two................................ 44

KONELINE: our land beautiful................. 51

A Good Wife............................ 33

Last Night................................. 95

Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris....................................... 63

Late Night Drama................... 95

Wild Skin................................... 95

Bosnia

Brazil Ain’t Love a ManySplendoured Thing?........... 97 Aquarius................................... 30 Between Them....................... 97 The Human Surge................. 33

Bulgaria Glory........................................... 32

Burma The Road to Mandalay......... 81

Lavender................................... 92 Let’s Compare Mythologies.......................... 94 The Lift...................................... 95 Lights Above Water............... 64

Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)....................... 51 Your Mother and I.................. 94

Living With Giants.................. 61

Chile

The Lockpicker....................... 64

Endless Poetry........................ 32

Maliglutit (Searchers)........... 60

Neruda...................................... 35

Mother...................................... 35

Finland The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki..................... 33 I Love Anna.............................. 97 Teen Trouble........................... 97

France After Love................................. 42 Ain’t Love a ManySplendoured Thing?........... 97 Albüm........................................ 30 All of a Sudden....................... 30

Marrying the Family.............. 51

Après Suzanne....................... 97

Maudite Poutine..................... 64 Mean Dreams......................... 61

China Beautiful 2016......................... 79

As I Open My Eyes................ 30

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg.................................... 88

Between Fences.................... 44

Being 17.................................... 42

Hungary

Iceland Yarn............................................ 87

India Pihu............................................ 37 The River of Fables................ 37 The Trap................................... 41

All of a Sudden....................... 30

Elle............................................. 24 Frantz........................................ 43 Ghostland................................. 44 Junction 48.............................. 34 Kedi............................................ 45 Lost in Munich........................ 35 Original Bliss........................... 36 Power to Change— The Energy Rebellion......... 69 The Road to Mandalay......... 81

Mamie....................................... 94 Maudie...................................... 19

Germany

The Dreamed Path................ 31

Estonia

Yellowing.................................. 83

Staying Vertical....................... 43

Shadow World......................... 47

Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait............... 79

Ten Years.................................. 83

Keep Quiet............................... 45

Bugs........................................... 68

Bhutan

Ta’ang........................................ 81

Lily Lane................................... 35

The Giant.................................. 32

It’s No Real Pleasure in Life....................................... 95

Hong Kong

The Son of Joseph................. 43

After Love................................. 42

The Intestine........................... 64

Suntan....................................... 39

Seasons.................................... 47

Split............................................ 65

Egypt

The Dreamed Path................ 31 Glory.......................................... 32

Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait............. 79

Personal Shopper.................. 42

Saint Amour............................. 43

Shadow World......................... 47

Greece

Neruda...................................... 35

Srorrim...................................... 94

I, Daniel Blake......................... 27

The Human Surge................. 33

The Model................................ 87

Fantassút/ Rain on the Borders............ 44

Power to Change— The Energy Rebellion......... 69

Human...................................... 26

Beautiful 2016......................... 79

An Evening............................... 65

Hedi........................................... 33

Harry Benson: Shoot First............................. 87

Godspeed................................ 79

Lost in Munich........................ 35

Denmark

Bugs........................................... 68 Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping................. 69

Lost in Munich........................ 35

Belgium As I Open My Eyes................ 30

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Seven Stars.............................. 95

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping................ 69

Hedi........................................... 33

Ranger....................................... 95 RiverBlue.................................. 69

Frantz........................................ 43

Globetrotting

Seasons.................................... 47

Indonesia A Copy of My Mind................ 79 Mother (Emma)...................... 80

Iran Inversion................................... 33 Lantouri.................................... 34 Radio Dreams......................... 37 The Salesman......................... 37 Sonita........................................ 69 Under the Shadow................. 93 Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming)....................... 51

Shepherds and Butchers................................. 38

Iraq

Sonita........................................ 69

Under the Shadow................. 93

Things to Come...................... 43 Toni Erdmann.......................... 29

Ireland

Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt................ 89

Maudie...................................... 19

The Yard.................................... 41 Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker........................... 87

Israel Between Fences.................... 44


Index of Films by Country & Region

Beyond the Mountains and Hills.................................. 31 Junction 48.............................. 34 Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt................ 89

Mozambique

Russia

the Life of Olli Mäki............. 33

We Are X................................... 89

Nakom....................................... 35

The Human Surge................. 33

How To Get People To Like You............................. 95

I Called Him Morgan............. 89

Your Mother and I.................. 94

Operation Avalanche............ 93

The Student............................. 39

The Yard.................................... 41

Namibia Ghostland................................. 44

Italy The Complexity of Happiness............................. 31 The Confessions.................... 31 Encounter................................ 97

Netherlands All of a Sudden....................... 30 Éclair.......................................... 97

Fire at Sea................................ 68

Fragments of My Existence................................ 97

Fragments of My Existence............................... 97

History’s Future...................... 33

Franca: Chaos and Creation................................. 86

The Red Turtle........................ 37

Portrait of a Garden............... 45

Keepers of the Magic........... 51 Like Crazy................................. 35

New Zealand

Seasons.................................... 47

The Rehearsal......................... 37

Vanya......................................... 95

Saudi Arabia

Affordance............................... 81

Switzerland The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg.................................... 88

The Killing$ of Tony Blair..... 45

Seasons.................................... 47 Sonita........................................ 69

Taiwan Godspeed................................ 79 Grown Up................................. 95

Serbia

CONSLITRUCTION................ 81 Datum Point............................. 81 Endless Poetry........................ 32 Finder........................................ 81 Harmonium.............................. 79 Heaven...................................... 81 I have the future..................... 81 The Laughing Spider............ 81 Lifeline...................................... 80 The Long Excuse................... 80 A New Moon Over Tohoku................................... 51 Out of the Frying Pan ... + Dazzling Anime Shorts..................................... 81 Out of the Frying Pan............ 81 The Promise............................ 80 The Red Turtle........................ 37

Shadow World......................... 47 She’s Allergic to Cats............ 93 Shepherds and Butchers................................. 38 Short Stay................................. 38 Sin Alas..................................... 39

Thailand

Ain’t Love a ManySplendoured Thing?........... 97

The Sparrow’s Flight............. 97

By the Time It Gets Dark...... 79

Albedo Absolute.................... 97

Strangers on the Earth......... 47

Stars........................................... 97

Sanun........................................ 95

American Honey.................... 23

Twilight Over Burma.............. 41

Another Evil............................. 92

This Modern Man is Beat...................................... 97

The Architect.......................... 86

Tickling Giants........................ 47

BANG! The Bert Berns Story........................................ 88

To Keep the Light................... 39

Best Efforts.............................. 95

Two Trains Runnin’................ 69

Snow Monkey......................... 47

Palestine Beyond the Mountains and Hills.................................. 31

South Africa Ghostland................................. 44 Shepherds and Butchers..... 38

Junction 48.............................. 34 Three Minute Warning......... 97

South Korea Alone......................................... 78

Palestine Territories

The Bacchus Lady................. 78

Ain’t Love a ManySplendoured Thing?........... 97

A Copy of My Mind................ 79 The Handmaiden................... 25

Teen Trouble........................... 97

Our Love Story........................ 81

Tunisia As I Open My Eyes................ 30 Hedi........................................... 33

The Birth of a Nation............. 23 Burden....................................... 88

Teen Trouble........................... 97

Tower......................................... 47 Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt................ 89

Turkey

Command and Control......... 68

Albüm........................................ 30

Dear Drew................................ 95

All of a Sudden....................... 30

Disquiet in Paradise.............. 97

Walden Pink............................. 97

Kedi............................................ 45

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank......................... 88

When Day is Done................. 97

The Phantom Detective....... 81

UK

Soju and Ice Cream............... 83

When Two Worlds Collide... 47

Yourself and Yours................. 83

Ain’t Love a ManySplendoured Thing?........... 97

Fragments of My Existence................................ 97

American Honey.................... 23

Franca: Chaos and Creation.................................. 86

As One...................................... 97

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience........ 21 We Are X................................... 89

Donald Cried........................... 31

Peru

The Eyes of My Mother........ 92

Vanuatu Tanna......................................... 39

Philippines

Spain

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Ain’t Love a ManySplendoured Thing?........... 97

BANG! The Bert Berns Story........................................ 88

Gimme Danger....................... 89

The Human Surge................. 33

Green / Is / Gold.................... 33

Black Pudding......................... 95

The Death of Louis XIV......... 31

Growing Up Coy..................... 45

Catch......................................... 97

Don’t Leave Me...................... 97

Disquiet in Paradise.............. 97

Eden Hostel............................. 97 Endless Poetry........................ 32

The Girl with All the Gifts.................................. 24

Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story....................................... 89

This list indicates where a film was produced, financed, where it is set or its subject.

Fragments of My Existence................................ 97

Harry Benson: Shoot First............................. 87

Her Paradise............................ 97

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping................. 69

History’s Future...................... 33

Hermia & Helena................... 33

I, Daniel Blake......................... 27

I Called Him Morgan............. 89

Julieta........................................ 27

Keep Quiet............................... 45

In a Valley of Violence........... 92

Neruda...................................... 35

Keepers of the Magic........... 51

Indefinite Pitch....................... 38

On the Roof.............................. 97

Junction 48.............................. 34

Playing Lecuona..................... 89

The Killing$ of Tony Blair................................ 45

Qatar

Seasons.................................... 47

The Law of Moments............ 97

Kedi............................................ 45

Under the Shadow................. 93

Strangers on the Earth......... 47

Litterbugs................................. 97

Keepers of the Magic........... 51

When Two Worlds Collide... 47

Teen Trouble........................... 97

Lock In...................................... 97 A Quiet Passion...................... 37

The Killing$ of Tony Blair................................ 45

Shadow World......................... 47

The Law of Moments............ 97

Teen Trouble........................... 97

Little Sister............................... 93

Ten Years.................................. 83

The Love Witch....................... 93

Three Minute Warning......... 97

Manchester by the Sea........ 28

Sweden

Under the Shadow................. 93

Minor Setback........................ 97

The Giant.................................. 32

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach.............. 89

Mixed Match........................... 51

Mrs............................................. 81

Panamerican Machinery..... 36

The Eyes of My Mother........ 92 The Human Surge................. 33 The Ornithologist................... 36

Lebanon

Tales of Two Who Dreamt.................................... 65

Rotten Love.............................. 95

The Teacher............................ 39

Portugal

Panamerican Machinery............................. 36

Today They Took My Son.................................... 97

Rat Film..................................... 69

Magnus..................................... 45

The Last Family...................... 35

Mexico

United Arab Emirates

All This Panic.......................... 44

While the Women Are Sleeping......................... 83

Today They Took My Son..... 97

Radio Dreams......................... 37

The Road to Mandalay......... 81

Poland

Under the Shadow................. 93

A Quiet Passion...................... 37

Slovakia

We Are X................................... 89

Jordan

Prison Dogs............................. 45

Norway

Suffering of Ninko.................. 81

Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker.......................... 87

Without You............................. 97

Personal Shopper.................. 42

Aeris.......................................... 97

After the Storm....................... 78 Beautiful 2016......................... 79

Power to Change— The Energy Rebellion......... 69

Paterson................................... 36

USA

The Road to Mandalay......... 81

Depth Two................................ 44 A Good Wife............................ 33

Paris, 1971............................... 97

Ukraine

As I Open My Eyes................ 30

Scotland Harry Benson: Shoot First............................. 87

Out of the Village................... 97

Disquiet in Paradise.............. 97

Barakah Meets Barakah....... 31

Sweet Dreams........................ 39

Japan

A Man Called Ove.................. 35

Romania

Sudan

Albüm........................................ 30

Between Fences.................... 44

Teen Trouble........................... 97

Graduation............................... 25

Tempestad............................... 47

Scarred Hearts....................... 38

We Are the Flesh.................... 93

Sieranevada............................. 38

Winds of Furnace................... 97

Toni Erdmann.......................... 29

The Happiest Day in

Harry Benson: Shoot First............................. 87

Kate Plays Christine.............. 34

Moonlight................................. 29 Buy tickets and read full film descriptions at viff.org

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Index of Films with Screening Tmes

1:54 p. 61 (Sat, Oct 8, 8:45pm, IN08 + Mon, Oct 10,

By the Time It Gets Dark p. 79 (Thu, Oct 6, 9:00pm,

French Tour p. 43 (Fri, Sep 30, 9:00pm, IN09 + Mon,

The 2nd Annual Kooks and Legends: Animated Motion Pictures Curated by Marv Newland (Tue,

Cadence p. 50 (Mon, Oct 3, 9:00pm, RIO + Thu, Oct 6, 1:30pm, IN09) 1’28

Ghostland p. 44 (Sat, Oct 1, 11:15am, SFU + Sun, Oct 9, 6:45pm, IN10 + Wed, Oct 12, 3:30pm, IN08) 1’28

After Love p. 42 (Mon, Oct 3, 4:00pm, IN10 + Thu, Oct

The Chinese Lives of Uli Sigg p. 88 (Fri, Sep 30, 3:45pm, SFU + Mon, Oct 10, 7:15pm, IN09) 1’33

The Giant p. 32 (Fri, Sep 30, 6:00pm, IN08 + Mon, Oct

After the Storm p. 78 (Fri, Oct 7, 3:30pm, PLAY + Thu,

Chocolat p. 43 (Sat, Oct 8, 3:45pm, PLAY + Sun, Oct 9, 6:30pm, CENT) 1’50

Gimme Danger p. 89 (Thu, Sep 29, 9:15pm, RIO + Sat,

Command and Control p. 68 (Fri, Oct 7, 3:45pm,

The Girl with All the Gifts p. 24 (Sun, Oct 9, 9:30pm,

The Complexity of Happiness p. 31 (Thu, Sep 29, 6:30pm, RIO + Wed, Oct 12, 4:00pm, SFU) 1’58

Glory p. 32 (Fri, Sep 30, 4:15pm, IN10 + Sun, Oct 9,

The Confessions p. 31 (Sat, Oct 1, 8:30pm, CENT +

Godspeed p. 79 (Tue, Oct 4, 7:00pm, IN10 + Fri, Oct 7,

All This Panic p. 44 (Thu, Oct 6, 1:00pm, PLAY + Sat,

A Copy of My Mind p. 79 (Mon, Oct 10, 8:30pm, IN08 + Fri, Oct 14, 4:00pm, CINE) 1’56

Goldstone p. 32 (Fri, Oct 7, 6:15pm, PLAY + Mon, Oct

Alone p. 78 (Mon, Oct 10, 12:45pm, IN08 + Wed, Oct 12,

Crosscurrent p. 79 (Mon, Oct 3, 9:30pm, PLAY + Tue, Oct 11, 1:30pm, VCT) 1’56

A Good Wife p. 33 (Wed, Oct 5, 6:15pm, PLAY + Thu,

American Honey p. 23 (Thu, Oct 6, 8:30pm, PLAY +

Darwin p. 61 (Fri, Oct 7, 6:00pm, RIO + Sun, Oct 9, 12:15pm, IN08) 1’34

Graduation p. 25 (Fri, Sep 30, 1:15pm, IN10 + Wed, Oct

The Death of Louis XIV p. 31 (Fri, Oct 7, 9:45pm, IN10 + Sun, Oct 9, 10:45am, SFU) 1’45

Green / Is / Gold p. 33 (Wed, Oct 5, 9:00pm, RIO + Fri, Oct 7, 3:00pm, IN08) 1’25

Depth Two p. 44 (Tue, Oct 11, 6:30pm, CINE + Thu, Oct

Growing Up Coy p. 45 (Sun, Oct 9, 7:00pm, IN09 +

The Architect p. 86 (Tue, Oct 11, 6:30pm, PLAY + Thu,

Disquiet in Paradise p. 97 (Tue, Oct 4, 6:15pm, IN08 + Fri, Oct 7, 12:00pm, IN08) 1’47

The Handmaiden p. 25 (Sun, Oct 2, 8:45pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 7, 3:00pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 14, 8:30pm, RIO) 2’25

As I Open My Eyes p. 30 (Wed, Oct 5, 10:45am, IN10

Dolores p. 31 (Fri, Sep 30, 9:15pm, PLAY + Sun, Oct 2, 1:15pm, IN10) 1’30

The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki p. 33

12:30pm, VCT + Thu, Oct 13, 11:30am, IN10) 1’46

Oct 11, 6:00pm, RIO) 1’30 6, 6:45pm, IN10) 1’40

Oct 13, 6:00pm, CENT) 1’57

Ain’t Love a Many-Splendoured Thing? p. 97 (Fri, Oct 7, 6:30pm, SFU + Sun, Oct 9, 1:15pm, SFU) 1’52

Albüm p. 30 (Tue, Oct 11, 9:30pm, IN10 + Thu, Oct 13,

4:00pm, IN09) 1’44

All of a Sudden p. 30 (Sun, Oct 9, 1:45pm, IN09 + Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm, RIO) 1’52

Oct 8, 6:30pm, SFU) 1’19 9:30pm, IN10) 1’30

Wed, Oct 12, 12:30pm, SFU) 2’42

Another Evil p. 92 (Sat, Oct 1, 11:45pm, RIO + Sat, Oct

8, 11:15am, IN10) 1’32

Aquarius p. 30 (Sat, Oct 1, 2:30pm, RIO + Wed, Oct 5,

9:00pm, SFU) 2’25

Oct 13, 11:00am, IN09 + Fri, Oct 14, 9:15pm, VCT) 1’35

+ Sat, Oct 8, 7:00pm, IN10) 1’42

The Bacchus Lady p. 78 (Thu, Sep 29, 6:30pm, SFU +

Sat, Oct 1, 4:00pm, SFU) 1’50

BANG! The Bert Berns Story p. 88 (Sat, Oct 1,

8:15pm, VCT + Sun, Oct 2, 3:15pm, RIO + Tue, Oct 11, 6:00pm, IN08) 1’34

Barakah Meets Barakah p. 31 (Thu, Sep 29, 9:45pm,

CINE + Tue, Oct 11, 9:15pm, IN09) 1’32

Tue, Oct 4, 11:30am, IN10) 1’40

13, 1:00pm, VCT) 1’20

Don’t Blink: Robert Frank p. 88 (Sat, Oct 8, 1:30pm, SFU + Wed, Oct 12, 8:15pm, IN08) 1’22

Donald Cried p. 31 (Mon, Oct 3, 8:45pm, IN08 + Wed, Oct 5, 3:00pm, IN08) 1’25

The Dreamed Path p. 31 (Mon, Oct 10, 9:00pm, CINE + Thu, Oct 13, 3:30pm, IN08) 1’26

CENT + Fri, Oct 7, 11:15am, IN10 + Mon, Oct 10, 9:15pm, IN10) 1’28

Elle p. 24 (Fri, Oct 7, 9:00pm, PLAY + Mon, Oct 10,

Beautiful 2016 p. 79 (Fri, Oct 7, 8:30pm, IN08 + Wed,

Endless Poetry p. 32 (Wed, Oct 5, 9:00pm, PLAY + Fri,

Being 17 p. 42 (Mon, Oct 10, 12:30pm, PLAY + Thu, Oct

The Eyes of My Mother p. 92 (Fri, Oct 7, 11:30pm,

Between Fences p. 44 (Fri, Sep 30, 1:00pm, IN08 +

Fire at Sea p. 68 (Wed, Oct 5, 5:30pm, IN08 + Wed, Oct

Oct 12, 4:00pm, IN09) 1’36 13, 9:00pm, CENT) 1’56

3:15pm, PLAY + Wed, Oct 12, 9:00pm, SFU) 2’10 Oct 7, 3:15pm, SFU) 2’8

RIO + Thu, Oct 13, 9:30pm, IN10) 1’17

Oct 3, 1:00pm, PLAY) 1’35

10, 10:30am, VCT) 1’26

Oct 8, 4:30pm, IN10 + Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm, RIO) 1’48

CENT + Wed, Oct 12, 9:15pm, RIO) 1’51

6:00pm, IN08 + Fri, Oct 14, 11:00am, SFU) 1’38 1:00pm, IN09) 1’51

10, 11:00am, IN10) 1’50

Oct 13, 4:00pm, SFU) 1’35

5, 8:30pm, CENT + Tue, Oct 11, 3:15pm, PLAY) 2’7

Tue, Oct 11, 4:00pm, IN09) 1’23

(Thu, Sep 29, 8:30pm, CINE + Mon, Oct 3, 1:30pm, IN09 + Wed, Oct 12, 6:45pm, SFU) 1’32

Harmonium p. 79 (Sat, Oct 1, 3:45pm, IN09 + Mon, Oct 10, 9:30pm, IN09) 1’58 Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story p. 89 (Fri, Sep 30, 6:00pm, VCT + Sun, Oct 2, 3:30pm, SFU + Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm, VCT) 1’36 Harry Benson: Shoot First p. 87 (Sat, Oct 8, 9:00pm, IN09 + Wed, Oct 12, 11:00am, IN09) 1’29

Hedi p. 33 (Sun, Oct 2, 11:15am, SFU + Sat, Oct 8, 6:00pm, RIO) 1’28

Hello Destroyer p. 50 (Sat, Oct 1, 6:00pm, RIO + Thu, Oct 6, 3:45pm, IN10) 1’50 Hema Hema: Sing Me a Song While I Wait p. 79

(Sat, Oct 8, 3:30pm, IN08 + Thu, Oct 13, 9:15pm, IN09)

12, 11:15am, IN10 + Fri, Oct 14, 6:45pm, VCT) 1’48

1’36

Beyond the Mountains and Hills p. 31 (Thu, Oct 6,

Fragments of My Existence p. 97 (Thu, Oct 6, 6:00pm, IN08 + Sat, Oct 8, 12:30pm, IN08) 1’43

Hermia & Helena p. 33 (Tue, Oct 4, 9:00pm, CINE +

The Birth of a Nation p. 23 (Sat, Oct 1, 5:00pm, CENT)

Franca: Chaos and Creation p. 86 (Wed, Oct 12, 6:00pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 14, 4:00pm, SFU) 1’20

History’s Future p. 33 (Thu, Oct 6, 9:30pm, SFU + Tue, Oct 11, 1:00pm, IN08) 1’35

Bugs p. 68 (Fri, Sep 30, 3:30pm, IN08 + Wed, Oct 5, 4:15pm, IN09 + Wed, Oct 12, 7:30pm, IN10) 1’16

Frantz p. 43 (Fri, Oct 7, 9:30pm, SFU + Tue, Oct 11,

Human p. 26 (Mon, Oct 10, 6:00pm, CENT + Wed, Oct 12, 12:30pm, PLAY) 2’23

Burden p. 88 (Fri, Sep 30, 1:30pm, SFU + Thu, Oct 13, 8:30pm, VCT) 1’30

Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping p. 69 (Fri,

The Human Surge p. 33 (Thu, Oct 6, 6:30pm, CINE + Thu, Oct 13, 10:30am, VCT) 1’37

Sun, Oct 2, 6:30pm, IN10) 1’39

10:45am, IN10 + Sun, Oct 9, 9:15pm, IN10) 1’30

1’59

106

CINE + Fri, Oct 14, 1:15pm, VCT) 1’45

4:15pm, IN10) 1’53

Sep 30, 6:45pm, IN10 + Sun, Oct 2, 11:00am, IN09 + Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm, CINE) 1’24

Thu, Oct 6, 12:45pm, IN08) 1’27


Index of Films with Screening Times

I Called Him Morgan p. 89 (Thu, Oct 6, 6:30pm, RIO + Mon, Oct 10, 1:45pm, IN10) 1’31

Lights Above Water p. 64 (Wed, Oct 5, 6:15pm, CINE + Tue, Oct 11, 4:30pm, CINE) 1’11

Nakom p. 35 (Fri, Sep 30, 1:30pm, IN09 + Sun, Oct 9,

I, Daniel Blake p. 27 (Mon, Oct 3, 3:45pm, PLAY + Thu, Oct 6, 3:15pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 14, 6:30pm, CENT) 1’40

Like Crazy p. 35 (Sat, Oct 1, 9:15pm, SFU + Thu, Oct 6, 2:30pm, SFU) 1’56

Nelly p. 61 (Sat, Oct 8, 6:15pm, IN09 + Mon, Oct 10, 3:00pm, IN08) 1’41

In a Valley of Violence p. 92 (Sat, Oct 1, 9:00pm, RIO

Lily Lane p. 35 (Fri, Sep 30, 8:30pm, CINE + Wed, Oct 5,

+ Mon, Oct 10, 4:45pm, IN09) 1’43

4:00pm, CINE) 1’31

Neruda p. 35 (Sun, Oct 2, 6:00pm, CENT + Sun, Oct 9,

The Infinite Flight of Days p. 45 (Tue, Oct 4, 8:15pm,

Little Sister p. 93 (Thu, Oct 6, 9:00pm, RIO + Sat, Oct 8, 1:15pm, IN09) 1’31

Never Eat Alone p. 65 (Sun, Oct 2, 9:30pm, CINE +

The Intestine p. 64 (Mon, Oct 3, 8:15pm, VCT + Wed, Oct 5, 12:30pm, IN08) 1’11

Living With Giants p. 61 (Mon, Oct 3, 10:45am, IN10 + Wed, Oct 12, 6:00pm, IN08) 1’19

A New Moon Over Tohoku p. 51 (Wed, Oct 5, 6:15pm, IN09 + Fri, Oct 7, 1:30pm, IN10) 1’38

Inversion p. 33 (Sun, Oct 2, 9:30pm, IN09 + Tue, Oct 4, 4:45pm, IN10) 1’24

The Lockpicker p. 64 (Fri, Sep 30, 8:45pm, IN08 + Sat, Oct 1, 3:30pm, VCT) 1’35

Of Ink and Blood p. 61 (Tue, Oct 4, 12:30pm, IN08 + Tue, Oct 11, 8:30pm, IN08) 1’23

Julieta p. 27 (Wed, Oct 5, 6:00pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 7,

The Long Excuse p. 80 (Tue, Oct 11, 1:15pm, IN09 +

1:00pm, PLAY + Sat, Oct 8, 8:45pm, CENT) 1’36

Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm, IN09) 2’4

Old Stone p. 61 (Sun, Oct 2, 3:15pm, IN08 + Wed, Oct 5, 2:30pm, VCT + Fri, Oct 7, 5:45pm, IN08) 1’20

Junction 48 p. 34 (Sun, Oct 9, 9:30pm, IN09 + Tue, Oct

Lost in Munich p. 35 (Thu, Sep 29, 9:15pm, SFU + Sun, Oct 2, 4:30pm, IN09 + Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm, CINE) 1’45

Operation Avalanche p. 93 (Fri, Sep 30, 9:00pm, RIO + Mon, Oct 10, 2:30pm, IN09) 1’34

Kate Plays Christine p. 34 (Tue, Oct 4, 9:15pm, IN08

The Love Witch p. 93 (Fri, Oct 7, 8:45pm, RIO + Sun, Oct 9, 1:30pm, IN10) 2’0

Original Bliss p. 36 (Tue, Oct 4, 9:15pm, PLAY + Wed, Oct 5, 4:30pm, IN10) 1’42

Kedi p. 45 (Sat, Oct 1, 9:15pm, CINE + Mon, Oct 3, 11:00am, IN09) 1’19

Magnus p. 45 (Thu, Oct 6, 12:30pm, SFU + Sun, Oct 9, 7:15pm, SFU + Thu, Oct 13, 7:15pm, IN10) 1’16

The Ornithologist p. 36 (Thu, Oct 6, 3:15pm, IN08 +

Keep Quiet p. 45 (Sun, Oct 2, 10:45am, IN10 + Tue, Oct

Maliglutit (Searchers) p. 60 (Tue, Oct 4, 6:00pm,

11, 6:45pm, VCT) 1’37

CENT + Thu, Oct 6, 3:15pm, PLAY) 1’34

The Other Half p. 60 (Sat, Oct 1, 9:15pm, PLAY + Sun, Oct 2, 12:30pm, PLAY + Mon, Oct 10, 6:00pm, IN08) 1’43

Keepers of the Magic p. 51 (Fri, Sep 30, 6:30pm, SFU

A Man Called Ove p. 35 (Tue, Oct 4, 9:30pm, RIO + Sat, Oct 8, 10:45am, SFU) 1’56

Our Love Story p. 81 (Sat, Oct 1, 12:30pm, IN08 + Mon, Oct 3, 6:30pm, CINE) 1’39

Kékszakállú p. 34 (Sat, Oct 8, 6:30pm, CINE + Thu, Oct 13, 9:00pm, CINE) 1’12

Manchester by the Sea p. 28 (Thu, Oct 6, 6:00pm,

VCT + Thu, Oct 6, 10:30am, VCT) 1’18

11, 11:30am, IN10) 1’37

+ Thu, Oct 6, 1:00pm, VCT) 1’53

+ Fri, Oct 14, 10:30am, VCT) 1’27

6:30pm, RIO) 1’22

1:00pm, PLAY) 1’48

Tue, Oct 4, 3:45pm, CINE) 1’41

Mon, Oct 10, 6:15pm, VCT) 1’58

Out of the Frying Pan ... + Dazzling Anime Shorts

CENT + Sat, Oct 8, 2:15pm, CENT + Wed, Oct 12, 8:30pm, CENT) 2’16

p. 81 (Sat, Oct 1, 3:30pm, CINE + Mon, Oct 3, 9:15pm, CINE) 1’45

IN09 + Tue, Oct 4, 4:00pm, IN09 + Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm, IN08) 1’31

Marrying the Family p. 51 (Sun, Oct 2, 6:00pm, RIO + Sat, Oct 8, 1:30pm, IN10) 1’40

Panamerican Machinery p. 36 (Mon, Oct 10, 9:15pm, RIO + Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am, IN09) 1’26

King Dave p. 61 (Fri, Oct 7, 8:45pm, CINE + Sun, Oct 9,

Maudie p. 19 (Thu, Sep 29, 6:30pm, CENT + Sat, Oct 1, 1:00pm, PLAY + Mon, Oct 10, 6:30pm, PLAY) 1’55

Paterson p. 36 (Sun, Oct 2, 3:45pm, PLAY + Tue, Oct

Kith and Kin p. 94 (Thu, Oct 6, 9:00pm, IN10 + Thu, Oct 13, 3:00pm, VCT) 1’33

Maudite Poutine p. 64 (Sat, Oct 1, 9:00pm, IN08 + Sat,

Personal Shopper p. 42 (Thu, Oct 6, 9:30pm, CENT + Sat, Oct 8, 1:00pm, PLAY + Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm, RIO)

Knife in the Clear Water p. 79 (Tue, Oct 11, 8:30pm,

Mean Dreams p. 61 (Thu, Oct 6, 6:45pm, IN09 + Sun,

CINE + Thu, Oct 13, 1:00pm, IN08) 1’35

Oct 9, 4:30pm, IN09) 1’48

KONELINE: our land beautiful p. 51 (Mon, Oct 3,

Metamorphoses p. 95 (Tue, Oct 4, 9:30pm, IN10 +

The Killing$ of Tony Blair p. 45 (Sat, Oct 1, 6:30pm,

3:00pm, IN08) 1’40

Oct 8, 4:00pm, CINE + Fri, Oct 14, 8:30pm, CINE) 1’40

6:30pm, PLAY + Sun, Oct 9, 12:30pm, VCT) 1’36

Tue, Oct 11, 4:00pm, VCT) 1’33

Lantouri p. 34 (Tue, Oct 4, 9:00pm, CENT + Tue, Oct 11, 12:30pm, PLAY) 1’55

Milton’s Secret p. 28 (Fri, Sep 30, 5:30pm, CENT +

The Last Family p. 35 (Tue, Oct 4, 6:00pm, PLAY +

Mixed Match p. 51 (Tue, Oct 4, 6:30pm, RIO + Thu, Oct

Wed, Oct 5, 1:15pm, IN10 + Sun, Oct 9, 6:00pm, CINE)

2’3

Lavender p. 92 (Sun, Oct 2, 9:00pm, RIO + Sat, Oct 8, 3:45pm, IN09) 1’32

Let’s Compare Mythologies p. 94 (Sun, Oct 2, 9:00pm, IN10 + Sun, Oct 9, 3:15pm, VCT) 1’39

Life After Life p. 80 (Fri, Sep 30, 6:30pm, CINE + Wed,

Oct 5, 10:30am, VCT) 1’20

Lifeline p. 80 (Fri, Sep 30, 8:15pm, VCT + Sun, Oct 2,

10:30am, VCT) 1’24

Sun, Oct 9, 3:45pm, PLAY) 1’29

11, 8:45pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 14, 6:00pm, RIO) 1’53

1’45

The Phantom Detective p. 81 (Sat, Oct 1, 9:15pm, IN10 + Mon, Oct 3, 12:45pm, IN10) 2’5

Pihu p. 37 (Fri, Sep 30, 9:15pm, SFU + Sun, Oct 2, 1:45pm, IN09) 1’34 Playing Lecuona p. 89 (Thu, Sep 29, 8:00pm, VCT +

Wed, Oct 5, 4:00pm, SFU + Sun, Oct 9, 9:15pm, SFU) 1’50

6, 1:00pm, IN10) 1’36

Portrait of a Garden p. 45 (Fri, Sep 30, 1:00pm, VCT +

The Model p. 87 (Fri, Oct 7, 7:15pm, IN10 + Tue, Oct

1’38

Moonlight p. 29 (Fri, Oct 7, 9:00pm, CENT) 1’51

Power to Change--The Energy Rebellion p. 69 (Tue, Oct 4, 1:00pm, IN09 + Thu, Oct 6, 9:15pm, IN08)

11, 3:30pm, IN08) 1’45

Mother p. 35 (Sat, Oct 1, 11:30am, IN10 + Sat, Oct 8, 8:45pm, SFU + Thu, Oct 13, 6:30pm, SFU) 1’29

Mother (Emma) p. 80 (Sun, Oct 2, 8:45pm, IN08 +

Mon, Oct 3, 1:00pm, IN08) 1’17

Mrs. p. 81 (Sun, Oct 9, 4:00pm, CINE + Wed, Oct 12, 1:30pm, VCT) 1’20

Sun, Oct 2, 7:00pm, IN09 + Wed, Oct 12, 4:00pm, CINE)

1’34

Prison Dogs p. 45 (Sat, Oct 1, 10:45am, IN09 + Mon, Oct 10, 7:00pm, IN10) 1’12

Quebec My Country Mon Pays p. 63 (Sat, Oct 1, 10:30am, VCT + Mon, Oct 3, 6:00pm, IN08) 1’30 A Quiet Passion p. 37 (Mon, Oct 3, 6:00pm, CENT + Sun, Oct 9, 11:00am, IN09) 2’5 Buy tickets and read full film descriptions at viff.org

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Index of Films with Screening Tmes

Quit Staring at My Plate p. 37 (Thu, Oct 6, 9:45pm, IN09 + Wed, Oct 12, 1:00pm, IN08) 1’45

Space and Time p. 95 (Wed, Oct 5, 9:30pm, IN10 + Wed, Oct 12, 3:30pm, VCT) 1’35

+ Sat, Oct 8, 3:15pm, RIO + Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm, IN09)

1’22

Radio Dreams p. 37 (Mon, Oct 10, 9:30pm, PLAY + Thu, Oct 13, 1:30pm, IN09) 1’37

Spirit Unforgettable p. 50 (Sat, Oct 8, 5:30pm, CENT

Rat Film p. 69 (Sat, Oct 1, 3:30pm, IN08 + Mon, Oct 3, 6:30pm, IN10) 1’22

Split p. 65 (Wed, Oct 5, 8:15pm, CINE + Mon, Oct 10, 4:30pm, CINE) 1’20

The Unknown Girl p. 41 (Fri, Sep 30, 2:30pm, CENT

The Red Turtle p. 37 (Sat, Oct 1, 2:30pm, CENT + Thu, Oct 6, 6:15pm, PLAY) 1’20

Staying Vertical p. 43 (Wed, Oct 12, 6:30pm, PLAY +

Thu, Oct 13, 4:45pm, IN10) 1’40

1’53

Reel Youth Film Festival p. 95 (Thu, Oct 6, 11:00am,

Strangers on the Earth p. 47 (Sun, Oct 2, 6:45pm,

The Unseen p. 51 (Fri, Sep 30, 6:00pm, RIO + Fri, Oct 7, 4:15pm, IN10) 1’45

IN09 + Sat, Oct 8, 6:00pm, IN08) 1’18

The Rehearsal p. 37 (Fri, Sep 30, 10:45am, IN10 + Sat, Oct 8, 6:30pm, PLAY + Sun, Oct 9, 3:45pm, CENT) 1’42

Reset p. 89 (Sat, Oct 1, 4:15pm, IN10 + Tue, Oct 11, 7:00pm, IN10) 1’50

The River of Fables p. 37 (Sun, Oct 9, 4:30pm, SFU + Tue, Oct 11, 9:30pm, PLAY) 1’58

RiverBlue p. 69 (Sat, Oct 1, 6:30pm, SFU + Tue, Oct 4, 2:00pm, IN10) 1’35

The Road to Mandalay p. 81 (Sun, Oct 2, 3:45pm, CINE + Tue, Oct 4, 9:30pm, IN09) 1’48

Saint Amour p. 43 (Sat, Oct 1, 6:45pm, IN10 + Thu, Oct 6, 4:15pm, IN09) 1’41 The Salesman p. 37 (Mon, Oct 10, 9:15pm, CENT +

Wed, Oct 12, 1:15pm, IN09) 2’5

Scarred Hearts p. 38 (Mon, Oct 10, 8:45pm, VCT + Fri, Oct 14, 3:45pm, VCT) 2’21 Seasons p. 47 (Sun, Oct 2, 3:30pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 7, 6:30pm, CENT + Wed, Oct 12, 6:15pm, VCT) 1’35

Shadow World p. 47 (Fri, Oct 7, 10:45am, IN09 + Thu, Oct 13, 8:30pm, IN08) 1’34

She’s Allergic to Cats p. 93 (Sat, Oct 8, 11:00pm, RIO + Wed, Oct 12, 8:45pm, CINE) 1’14

Shepherds and Butchers p. 38 (Sat, Oct 1, 1:30pm, SFU + Sun, Oct 9, 9:00pm, PLAY) 1’47

Short Stay p. 38 (Sat, Oct 8, 8:30pm, CINE + Thu, Oct

13, 4:00pm, CINE) 1’24

Sieranevada p. 38 (Fri, Oct 7, 9:00pm, IN09 + Mon, Oct 10, 10:45am, IN09) 2’53 A Simple Goodbye p. 81 (Thu, Oct 6, 3:30pm, VCT + Sun, Oct 9, 6:00pm, VCT) 1’36

Sin Alas p. 39 (Fri, Oct 7, 6:45pm, IN09 + Sun, Oct 9,

3:15pm, RIO) 1’24

Sins of the Flesh p. 39 (Wed, Oct 5, 8:15pm, IN08 + Fri, Oct 7, 3:30pm, IN09) 2’4 Snow Monkey p. 47 (Tue, Oct 11, 10:30am, VCT + Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm, CINE) 2’28 The Son of Joseph p. 43 (Sat, Oct 8, 9:30pm, IN10 + Wed, Oct 12, 4:45pm, IN10) 1’55

Sonita p. 69 (Sun, Oct 2, 6:00pm, SFU + Tue, Oct 4, 1:00pm, PLAY) 1’30

+ Wed, Oct 12, 3:45pm, PLAY) 1’20

PLAY + Wed, Oct 5, 1:45pm, IN09 + Sun, Oct 9, 10:00am, VCT) 1’30

The Student p. 39 (Sun, Oct 2, 9:30pm, PLAY + Fri, Oct 7, 12:30pm, SFU) 1’58 Suffering of Ninko p. 81 (Sat, Oct 1, 6:30pm, CINE + Sun, Oct 2, 12:45pm, IN08) 1’23

Suntan p. 39 (Fri, Sep 30, 4:00pm, IN09 + Mon, Oct 3, 6:30pm, RIO + Thu, Oct 13, 8:45pm, SFU) 1’44

Sweet Dreams p. 39 (Sun, Oct 9, 9:00pm, RIO + Wed, Oct 12, 1:45pm, IN10) 2’14

System Failure p. 95 (Mon, Oct 3, 9:00pm, IN10 +

Mon, Oct 10, 3:30pm, VCT) 1’34

Ta’ang p. 81 (Sun, Oct 9, 8:45pm, CINE + Wed, Oct 12, 10:30am, VCT) 2’27

Under the Shadow p. 93 (Fri, Sep 30, 11:45pm, RIO + Mon, Oct 3, 9:30pm, IN09) 1’24 + Mon, Oct 3, 9:15pm, CENT + Fri, Oct 14, 6:15pm, SFU)

Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach p. 89 (Fri, Sep 30, 10:30am, VCT + Sun, Oct 2, 8:15pm, VCT + Wed, Oct 5, 8:30pm, VCT) 1’33 Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt p. 89 (Sat, Oct 1, 1:00pm, IN09 + Wed, Oct 5, 9:15pm, IN09) 2’5

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience p. 21 () 0’40 We Are the Flesh p. 93 (Sat, Oct 8, 8:45pm, RIO + Fri, Oct 14, 11:45pm, RIO) 1’20

We Are X p. 89 (Sat, Oct 1, 3:45pm, PLAY + Wed, Oct 5, 6:30pm, RIO + Sun, Oct 9, 4:15pm, IN10) 1’33

We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice p. 63 (Thu, Oct 6, 5:30pm, SFU + Thu, Oct 13, 12:30pm, SFU) 2’43

Tales of Two Who Dreamt p. 65 (Sat, Oct 1, 6:15pm, IN08 + Mon, Oct 3, 3:45pm, CINE) 1’27

Weirdos p. 63 (Mon, Oct 3, 6:45pm, IN09 + Wed, Oct 5, 1:00pm, PLAY) 1’29

Tanna p. 39 (Sat, Oct 8, 4:00pm, SFU + Tue, Oct 11, 6:00pm, CENT) 1’44

Werewolf p. 65 (Tue, Oct 4, 6:30pm, CINE + Thu, Oct 6, 4:00pm, CINE) 1’18

The Teacher p. 39 (Wed, Oct 12, 8:45pm, IN09 + Fri,

When Two Worlds Collide p. 47 (Sat, Oct 1, 1:45pm,

Oct 14, 1:30pm, SFU) 1’42

Teen Trouble p. 97 (Sun, Oct 2, 6:00pm, IN08 + Wed, Oct 5, 11:00am, IN09) 1’38 Tempestad p. 47 (Fri, Sep 30, 4:00pm, CINE + Sun, Oct 9, 8:15pm, VCT) 1’45

Ten Years p. 83 (Sat, Oct 8, 9:15pm, PLAY + Mon, Oct 10, 4:15pm, IN10) 1’43

Thanks, Boss! p. 43 (Tue, Oct 4, 3:45pm, PLAY + Thu, Oct 13, 9:15pm, RIO) 1’30

Things to Come p. 43 (Wed, Oct 5, 3:45pm, PLAY + Sun, Oct 9, 6:15pm, PLAY) 1’40

Tickling Giants p. 47 (Fri, Sep 30, 9:30pm, IN10 + Wed, Oct 5, 1:30pm, SFU) 1’51

To Keep the Light p. 39 (Fri, Oct 7, 6:00pm, CINE +

Sun, Oct 9, 10:45am, IN10) 1’29

Toni Erdmann p. 29 (Fri, Sep 30, 8:30pm, CENT + Tue, Oct 11, 8:30pm, RIO + Thu, Oct 13, 2:15pm, CENT) 2’42

Tower p. 47 (Sat, Oct 1, 9:30pm, IN09 + Mon, Oct 3,

3:30pm, IN08 + Fri, Oct 14, 6:30pm, CINE) 1’22

The Trap p. 41 (Fri, Sep 30, 6:30pm, IN09 + Tue, Oct 4, 10:45am, IN09) 1’21

Twilight Over Burma p. 41 (Fri, Sep 30, 11:00am, IN09 + Wed, Oct 5, 6:30pm, SFU) 1’39

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Two Trains Runnin’ p. 69 (Thu, Sep 29, 6:30pm, CINE

IN10 + Tue, Oct 11, 6:45pm, IN09) 1’40

Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris p. 63 (Sun, Oct 2, 4:00pm, IN10 +

Tue, Oct 4, 6:45pm, IN09) 1’31

While the Women Are Sleeping p. 83 (Sat, Oct 1, 6:30pm, PLAY + Sat, Oct 8, 10:45am, IN09) 1’43

Window Horses (The Poetic Persian Epiphany of Rosie Ming) p. 51 (Fri, Sep 30, 6:15pm, PLAY +

Mon, Oct 3, 3:45pm, IN09) 1’29

The Yard p. 41 (Thu, Sep 29, 6:00pm, VCT + Sun, Oct 2, 1:30pm, SFU + Tue, Oct 11, 9:00pm, VCT) 1’18

Yarn p. 87 (Sun, Oct 2, 8:45pm, SFU + Wed, Oct 5, 12:30pm, VCT) 1’16 Yellowing p. 83 (Sun, Oct 2, 6:15pm, CINE + Tue, Oct 4, 2:45pm, IN08) 2’13

Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker p. 87 (Wed, Oct 5, 7:30pm, IN10 + Tue, Oct 11, 2:00pm, IN10) 1’19

Yourself and Yours p. 83 (Sun, Oct 9, 8:30pm, IN08 + Thu, Oct 13, 2:00pm, IN10) 2’3


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