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Grímur Hákonarson

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Iceland, 2015
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Grímur Hákonarson

Showtimes

May 26 06:30 pm
Jun 01 01:40 pm
Jun 07 04:00 pm

One of the hits of VIFF last year, this tale of Icelandic sheep farmers beset by disaster is a sleeper hit. Gummi and Kiddi are siblings and neighbours who have not spoken to each other for decades, but when one of their flock goes down with disease the stakes go sky high. The film is funny, raw, and surprisingly lean. It begins as absurdist comedy but winds up closer to existential tragedy.

Anna Rose Holmer

Duration: 72 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2016
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Anna Rose Holmer

Showtimes

Jun 24 06:30 pm
Jun 25 06:20 pm

On the surface The Fits is a simple story about an 11-year-old girl joining a local dance group, but this mesmerising film is truly about bodies, movement, individualism and the group. The title puns on physical fitness, fitting in (Toni’s brother boxes in the gym next door to the rehearsal space, and Toni works out there too), and the unexplained physical spasms that befall several of the dancers.