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Thomas Cailley

(Les combattants)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
Spotlight on France
Director: Thomas Cailley

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Sep 26 11:00 am
Sep 29 04:30 pm
Oct 04 09:30 pm

An unflappable free spirit (Kevin Azaïs, casually charismatic) and driven survivalist (Adèle Haenel, intense and alluring) make for unlikely lovers in Thomas Cailley’s wonderfully oddball comedy. When the couple enlists in boot camp, paintball pellets stand in for Cupid’s arrows and their fledgling romance is put through the paces. "Overflowing with relentlessly acerbic humour…"—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Comedy, Romance

Joaquim Castro

Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters
Director: Joaquim Castro

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Sep 26 02:30 pm
Oct 01 04:30 pm
Oct 09 07:15 pm

Legendary accordionist, composer and singer José Domingos de Morais—better known as Dominguinhos—died last year, but not before participating in Joaquim Castro, Eduardo Nazarian and Mariana Aydar’s celebration of his life and music. With his wide smile and prodigious talent, Dominguinhos and his unique mix of bossa nova, jazz and pop, all anchored by his baião rhythms, will leave you delighted.

Biography, Music & Dance

Nuri Bilge Ceylan

(Kis uykusu)
Duration: 196 mins
Country of Origin: France,Turkey,Germany, 2014
Series:
Special Presentations
Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan

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Oct 01 08:00 pm
Oct 05 01:00 pm

"Nuri Bilge Ceylan [Once Upon a Time in Anatolia] is at the peak of his powers with [this] richly engrossing and ravishingly beautiful magnum opus… [The film] tunnels into the everyday existence of a middle-aged former actor turned comfortably situated hotel owner—and emerges with a multifaceted study of human frailty whose moral implications resonate far beyond its remote Turkish setting."—Variety. Winner, Palme d’Or, Cannes 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Audience Award Winners

Neil Champagne

Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Neil Champagne

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Oct 02 08:30 pm
Oct 10 12:00 pm

A first aid attendant is called into action in an Okanagan mill town.

Drama

Fruit Chan

Duration: 124 mins
Country of Origin: Hong Kong, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Fruit Chan

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Sep 26 03:30 pm
Oct 01 02:45 pm
Oct 04 09:30 pm

A mysterious incident empties Hong Kong (an eerie sight reminiscent of 28 Days Later), leaving a busload of disparate strangers to determine what happened. “Hong Kong doesn’t do sci-fi,” claims one survivor. Fruit Chan dispels that notion as he “bends genre like it’s putty in his hands, distilling the macabre from the everyday and making the apocalyptic seem absurdly matter-of-fact.”—Variety

Comedy, Action, Thrills & Suspense

Joey Chandler

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Joey Chandler

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

Four New Westminster youths set out to spread the glove… but people in their community don’t quite understand what that means.

Annakate Chappell

Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Annakate Chappell

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Sep 30 12:45 pm
Oct 07 06:45 pm

The awkward divide between love and friendship on the threshold of adulthood in bible-belt America…

Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Damien Chazelle

Duration: 105 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Galas
Director: Damien Chazelle

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Oct 10 06:30 pm
Oct 10 09:00 pm

Fierce rhythms and ferocious humour drive Damien Chazelle’s riveting film about an ambitious jazz drummer (Miles Teller, overdue for stardom) pushed beyond his breaking point by an instructor who takes tough-love to extremes (J.K. Simmons, elemental). "Unique, personal, transfixing and transforming… A pedagogical thriller and an emotional S&M two-hander."—Film Comment. Winner, US Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic; Audience Award: US Dramatic, Sundance 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Music & Dance

Breanna Cheek

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Breanna Cheek

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

An eloquent animated study of a sleepy prairie community.

Animation, Women Directors

Chiang Hsiu-Chiung [Jiang Xiuqiong]

(Saiha Tenite)
Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: Japan,Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Chiang Hsiu-Chiung [Jiang Xiuqiong]

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Sep 27 02:00 pm
Sep 29 09:00 pm

Made in Japan by a Taiwanese woman director, this sets a high benchmark for films about female solidarity. A woman returns to the remote peninsula where she grew up; she wants to "find" her father, lost at sea, but instead bonds with a single mother living nearby. Piercing emotional depth and wonderful performances, plus great visual beauty. Tony Rayns

Women Directors

Chienn Hsiang

(Hui guang zoumingqu)
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan,Hong Kong, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Chienn Hsiang

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Sep 28 02:15 pm
Sep 30 06:30 pm

In Chienn Hsiang’s subtle urban drama, the great Chen Shiang-chyi plays Lingzi, whose romantic imagination strains against the boundaries of a downwardly mobile working woman’s life. When she encounters an almost comatose man lying next to her mother-in-law in hospital, she seizes the opportunity to transform her life, one tender, anonymous touch at a time. Winner, Best Feature, Best Actress, Taipei Film Awards 2014. Shelly Kraicer

Audience Award Winners

Andrew Cividino

Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Andrew Cividino

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

Out of his depth in a fight for a girl’s affections, Adam issues a challenge to his rival.

Drama

Scott Cohen

Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Argentina, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Scott Cohen

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Sep 27 06:00 pm
Sep 28 04:00 pm

Forsaking a traditional honeymoon, newlyweds Peter (Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser) and Chloe (Olivia Thirlby) book passage on a research vessel bound for Antarctica. As seasickness sets in, romantic bliss sours and Scott Cohen’s astonishingly assured, elegantly shot debut sets course for troubled, Polanski-indebted waters. "A quiet stunner of a drama…"—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Grand Jury Prize: Best New American Cinema, Seattle 2014.

Environment, Romance

Paul Collins

Duration: 70 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Nonfiction Features
Director: Paul Collins

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Sep 26 07:00 pm
Sep 29 11:30 am
Oct 09 09:15 pm

Anlo Sepulveda and Paul Collins’ visually stunning (much of it is shot underwater) and totally mesmerizing chronicle of Texas’ San Marcos River—its history, its place in First Nations’ mythology, its more utilitarian position in modern times, its uncertain future—has been compared to Baraka and Koyaanisqatsi for the way it forces us to contemplate our relationship with the natural world. Winner, Audience Award, SXSW 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Environment, Aboriginal / First Nations

Mohamed Conteh

Duration: 2 mins
Country of Origin: Sierra Leone, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Mohamed Conteh

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

Made by a group of ex-street youth in Sierra Leone, Africa, this film explores how $2,000 could end poverty.

Allison Coon-Come

Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Allison Coon-Come

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

The journey of a toy car takes us on a memorable journey through time and across generations in rural Quebec.

Scooter Corkle

Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Scooter Corkle

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Oct 02 08:30 pm
Oct 10 12:00 pm

A chef who’s honed his talents in prison finds the outside world to be an unforgiving place.

Crime

Pedro Costa

(Cavalo Dinheiro)
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Portugal, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Pedro Costa

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Sep 26 09:15 pm
Sep 29 03:00 pm
Oct 01 10:00 am

“The restless spirits of Portugal’s post-colonial underclass stumble dazedly though the wilds of Horse Money, the latest—and in some respects the most striking—of director Pedro Costa’s hallucinatory bulletins from the Lisbon slum known as Fontainhas… [A] strange, hauntingly beautiful effort… [It] defies classification as readily as it reimagines the possibilities of cinema…”—Variety. Winner, Best Director, Locarno 2014.

Experimental & Avant garde, Audience Award Winners

Aaron Craven

Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Aaron Craven

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Sep 29 08:30 pm
Oct 07 04:30 pm

An acting guru leads two hapless performers through a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Comedy

Suzanne Crocker

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images
Director: Suzanne Crocker

Showtimes

Oct 01 06:30 pm
Oct 04 11:00 am

Suzanne Crocker’s deeply personal documentary offers a poignant commentary on what today’s day-to-day digital existence has devolved into. A courageous family opts to simplify things considerably by moving to a wilderness cabin in the Yukon with no electricity, television, Internet or running water. There are no neighbours, either, which results in a very unique and touching celebration of Halloween.

Adventures Outdoors, Environment

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