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Grímur Hákonarson

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


May 20 06:20 pm
May 21 04:00 pm
May 22 03:00 pm
May 23 01:45 pm
May 26 06:30 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.

Ebrahim Hatamikia

Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Ebrahim Hatamikia


May 18 08:45 pm

Winner of the Best Film, Best Director and Best Actor awards at the Fajr International Film Festival, Bodyguard has proven a big commercial hit in Iran, a breakthrough for the director of 2004’s Bitter Dream.

Bodyguard, which stars some of the biggest stars of Iranian cinema – including Parviz Parastuyi, Merila Zarei, Babak Hamidian, Mahmoud Azizi, Amir Aghayi and Sheila Khodadad – tells the story of Heidar, a bodyguard for the country’s high officials and a moral idealist, who is led to suspicion and doubt the more he faces the dark challenges of his position.

Dennis Hauck

Duration: 107 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Dennis Hauck


Apr 30 09:30 pm
May 01 06:15 pm
May 02 08:30 pm

It’s been too long since Tarantino made a twisty, chronology-challenging crime movie, so Dennis Hauck has made one for him: Too Late is a jazzy film noir-throwback set in contemporary LA, with the terrific John Hawkes as a private eye sucked into a very personal murder investigation… A cinemphiliac’s dream, shot in long, labyrinthine takes and released exclusively on 35mm, the artfully-structured Too Late plays knowing riffs on mystery movie tropes and finds room for genre favourites like Joanna Cassidy (Blade Runner), Natalie Zea (Justified), Robert Forster (Jackie Brown) and Sydney Tamiia Poitier (Deathproof).

Anna Rose Holmer

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


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.