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The majority of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival are unrated and you must be 18 and purchase a $2 VIFF membership to attend a screening. However, a selection of films are open to all ages.

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Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters

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Oct 06 04:00 pm
Oct 10 07:15 pm

This is the incredible story of art forger Mark Landis who, using coloured pencils, frames from Walmart and simple stain techniques, has replicated the works of masters and then donated them to 46 US museums—duping dozens of scrupulous curators along the way. Sam Cullman and Jennifer Grausman’s fascinating film is "in the tradition of Crumb and the early films of Errol Morris…"—Variety

Fine Arts or Theatre, Crime, Health (Mental & Physical)
(Asteroide)
Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 01 09:30 pm
Oct 04 11:15 am
Oct 07 04:15 pm

After personal problems send free spirit Cristina (Sophie Alexander-Katz) scurrying for the comforts of her family home, her taciturn ex-addict brother’s relationship with a new girlfriend threatens the orphan siblings’ fragile peace… "Sibling rivalry is kept at a low, slow simmer in [Marcelo Tobar’s] fractiously intimate family drama… Thanks to flinty performances… it’s a film of subtle but not insubstantial emotional rewards."—Variety

Drama
(Ventos de Agosto)
Duration: 77 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 28 06:30 pm
Sep 30 02:00 pm
Oct 03 04:00 pm

Lyrical, sensual and poetic, yet grounded in a bracing naturalism that speaks to Brazilian documentarian Gabriel Mascaro’s roots, August Winds tells the tale of a young couple who discover a skull while diving for octopus. It’s a prismatic evocation of seaside life in the rural tropics. "…a beautiful meditation on life and death… a striking accomplishment…"—Indiewire

Disabilities, Sex & Eroticism
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 28 09:00 pm
Sep 30 03:00 pm

An ambitious drag racer’s dreams are undermined by the realities of his personal life.

Drama, Sport
Duration: 72 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters

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

Cinematographer/director Jody Lee Lipes slips us inside The New York City Ballet’s storied confines and observes Justin Peck’s creation of the company’s 422nd original piece. Punctuated by instances of divine inspiration and profound frustration, the film celebrates movement while illustrating how arduous creativity can sometimes be. “A delight for balletophiles, the film [represents] a beautifully crafted entree into the intricacies of collective endeavor.”—Variety

Fine Arts or Theatre, Family Relations, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 04 06:30 pm

We are thrilled to offer this coveted gala spot to the winner of the #mustseeBC competition, where audiences will have the power to tell us which film they want to see at this exciting event. Check out http://mustseebc.viff.org for details!

(Hermosa juventud)
Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Spain,France, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 26 01:45 pm
Sep 27 11:00 am
Oct 02 09:15 pm

Incisively and with great compassion, Jaime Rosales sketches the lives of Spain’s lost generation through the relationship of Carlos (Carlos Rodríguez) and Natalia (Ingrid García Jonsson). "An intelligent, bracing study of Spanish twentysomethings doomed to unemployment and disillusion… Brilliant, challenging… [The] whole film is an audacious leap into real lives and real experiences… A powerful and heartfelt film."—Guardian

Romance
Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Nonfiction Features

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Oct 06 06:15 pm
Oct 09 02:15 pm

At California’s Zeno Actors Camp, disabled people band together to make an old-fashioned Western costume drama in which they contribute to every element of the production and play starring roles. Michael Barnett documents their endeavour, celebrating the discipline and creativity demanded by such an undertaking while also calling into question why we so rarely see actual disabled actors on the big screen.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Disabilities, Filmmaking, Health (Mental & Physical), Western
Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

Tormented by bedbugs, an ostracized woman learns an unexpected lesson about acceptance.

Comedy, Music & Dance
(Bevor der letzte Vorhang fällt)
Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Canada,Belgium,Germany, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters

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Sep 25 07:00 pm
Sep 26 01:30 pm
Sep 29 04:30 pm

It’s closing night for popular Belgian cabaret Gardenia and its gay and trans stars face reintroduction into reality. Mixing avant-garde choreography with confessional interviews, Thomas Wallner offers “an endearing recollection of life as an outsider, a sincere exploration of queer identity, and a stunning celebration of the communion we achieve in art.”—Indiewire. Winner, Special Jury Prize: Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Audience Award Winners, Queer Interest
(Conducta)
Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Cuba, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 07 09:30 pm
Oct 09 01:30 pm

In a vibrantly depicted Havana, 11-year-old Chala industriously cares for carrier pigeons and dogs on his apartment balcony. Trouble is, there’s easy money in dog fighting. The most important champion in his life however is his aging teacher, Carmela (the marvelous Alina Rodríguez), a woman who refuses to let the boy fall between the cracks and endures government reprisals as a result. Director Ernesto Daranas demonstrates equal bravery in confronting Cuba’s social ills. Winner, Audience Award, Málaga 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Drama, Youth Under 18 May Attend
(Die geliebten Schwestern)
Duration: 171 mins
Country of Origin: Austria,Germany, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 04 08:30 pm
Oct 09 12:00 pm

Guided by Dominik Graf’s skilled directorial hand and anchored by remarkable performances, the tale of writer Friedrich Schiller’s notorious love triangle with the Lengefeld sisters is woven into a sophisticated, sprawling costume drama full of fervour and resonance. “A work of unimposing power, Beloved Sisters renders its minimal story on the grand scale of a three-hour epic with quaint elegance.”—Film Comment

Drama, History, Literary (inc. Adaptations)
(Feu de Bengale)
Duration: 11 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

With a foreign military force encroaching, an odd interrogation ensues.

Drama
Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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

Bernie Custis, 83, was the first black quarterback in professional football. This is his story.

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: India, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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

A young Bengali gentleman has a fascinating adventure, in which his love for film transcends the reality of the city he lives in.

Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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

At a Saskatchewan cattle ranch during branding season, a blue-collar kid is rattled by an unsettling discovery.

Drama, Aboriginal / First Nations
(Les Papillons Noirs)
Duration: 18 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 02 06:30 pm
Oct 07 11:45 am

Can a road trip to an unexpected place be a miraculous healing experience?

Drama
(Bairi yanhuo)
Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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Sep 29 02:00 pm
Oct 03 09:30 pm
Oct 05 11:30 am

Diao Yi’nan’s film noir is a stylish, exhilarating descent into a nightmarish wintery Manchurian mystery. Following a series of murders, alcoholic former cop Zhang Zili’s (Liao Fan) suspicions are aroused by laundress Zhichen (Taiwan superstar Gwei Lun-mei), who seems intimately linked to the victims. China’s biggest art-house box-office hit so far. Winner, Golden Bear (Best Film), Silver Bear (Best Actor), Berlin 2014. Shelly Kraicer

Crime, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 88 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Sep 27 06:30 pm
Sep 30 04:00 pm

Jake Henson (Dakota Daulby) is a troubled teen haunted by the deaths of his parents—his father in a hunting accident and mother by suicide—who escapes an abusive uncle to reconnect with his older brother (Matthew MacCaull). In director Jason Bourque’s thriller, their reunion on an isolated island shows that blood may be thicker than water but it’s still blood. And it’s messy as hell.

Crime, Drama, Family Relations
(Tui Na)
Duration: 114 mins
Country of Origin: China,France, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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Oct 04 10:30 am
Oct 09 09:00 pm

Based on Bi Feiyu’s best-selling novel, Lou Ye’s sensual drama explores a Nanjing massage parlour and the desires of the sightless masseurs and masseuses employed there. As the camera and actors (including the extraordinary Guo Xiaodong and Qin Hao) grow as intimate as lovers and Lou artfully conveys how his characters experience the world, the film becomes "entirely engrossing…”—Variety. Winner, Best Cinematography, Berlin 2014.

Disabilities, Literary (inc. Adaptations), Romance

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