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(Das schöne Scheißleben)
Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2014
Arts and Letters


Sep 27 04:15 pm
Oct 06 09:30 pm
Oct 08 10:00 am

VIFF favourite Doris Dörrie (Cherry Blossoms) immerses us in the mayhem of Mexico City’s bustling Plaza Garibaldi and introduces us to the female Mariachis—still a rare breed—who perform there. While their passionate voices suggest indomitable spirits, moving confessional interviews reveal the discrimination and personal doubts they must contend with on a daily basis. "The female performers are dynamite… Inspiring."—NOW Toronto

Mystery, Women Directors
Duration: 115 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Cinema of Our Time


Oct 03 08:30 pm
Oct 05 10:30 am

John Boorman’s (Point Blank, The General) gently comic follow-up to the Oscar-nominated Hope and Glory chronicles the travails of the director’s alter-ego, Bill (Callum Turner), a young man conscripted into the army with the prospect of the Korean War hanging over him. That he never gets further than a Home Counties barracks is just one of the ironies sprinkled over this richly allusive career-capper.

Romance, War & Espionage