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Stephen Langridge

Duration: 345 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 2013
Series:
The Royal Opera House presents...
Director: Stephen Langridge

In the first of our series bringing you opera productions from London’s Royal Opera House, a chance to enjoy the company’s new staging of Richard Wagner’s epic, his final masterpiece. A young man ignorant of everything, including his own name, arrives at the Kingdom of the Holy Grail. Is he the ‘pure fool, enlightened by compassion’, who, it has been prophesied, will purify the kingdom?

Running time includes two intermissions.

An unforgettable experience!

John Maloof

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: John Maloof

Showtimes

Sep 19 08:20 pm
Sep 20 06:30 pm

This extraordinary documentary - one of the most popular films at VIFF last year - shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

"Compelling... haunting... captivating." — Variety

"Poignant, informative, occasionally disturbing." — Globe and Mail

Anthony Minghella

Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: GB, 1991
Series:
Cinema Salon
Director: Anthony Minghella

Showtimes

Sep 02 07:00 pm

The feature debut of writer-director Anthony Minghella (The English Patient; The Talented Mr Ripley) is a film warmth, tenderness and comedy. After her husband, Jamie (Alan Rickman), dies, Nina (Juliet Stevenson is consumed by grief. So much so that Jamie comes back to her as a ghost...

Introduced by Murray Battle, director of Indpendent Production and Presentation at BC’s Knowledge Network.

Pawel Pawelikowski

Ida
Duration: 80 mins
Country of Origin: France,Poland,Denmark, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Pawel Pawelikowski

Showtimes

Sep 20 08:10 pm

Polish-born, UK-based filmmaker Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) returns to his native land for this evocative, resonant art film about a novice nun discovering a family secret in the 1960s. Beautifully shot in black and white, this award-winning drama has been compared to the work of Francois Truffaut and Robert Bresson.

"In a very short time, Pawlikowski’s film tells us a powerful, poignant story with fine, intelligent performances." — Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

"This story of faith and despair is gracefully told, its simple, uncluttered spaces and luminous black-and-white photography harking back to Robert Bresson."— JR Jones, Chicago Reader

"It’s absolutely stunning, one of the year’s best films, and a fulfillment of the promise that the director has shown for so long." — Oli Lyttleton, Indiewire

Kelly Reichardt

Duration: 112 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Kelly Reichardt

Showtimes

Sep 06 02:30 pm

Three activists (Jesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsgaard) plan to blow up a hydro-electric dam in Oregon in this taut, gripping thriller from the director of Wendy and Lucy. Tapping into familiar environmental concerns and asking pressing questions about next steps, Reichardt has crafted a timely, provocative drama which stays with you long after the fade out.

"Night Moves is a film of deliberate, gnawing intensity and focus."—Scott Tobias, The Dissolve

"Sharp and haunting."—AO Scott, New York Times

Charlie Siskel

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Charlie Siskel

Showtimes

Sep 19 08:20 pm
Sep 20 06:30 pm

This extraordinary documentary - one of the most popular films at VIFF last year - shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers.

"Compelling... haunting... captivating." — Variety

"Poignant, informative, occasionally disturbing." — Globe and Mail

Lydia B Smith

Duration: 84 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
Series:
Vancity Theatre Screening
Director: Lydia B Smith

Showtimes

Sep 10 05:00 pm
Sep 13 01:15 pm
Sep 20 02:50 pm

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago follows various pilgrims, from ages 3 to 73, as they attempt to cross an entire country on foot—with only a backpack, a pair of boots and an open mind. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, we witness the Camino’s magnetic and miraculous power to change lives. Each pilgrim throws themselves heart and soul into their incredibly challenging trek to Santiago de Compostela, and most importantly, their personal journey to themselves.

"Driving both the filmmaker and her subjects is wonder and wanderlust. Their enthusiasm for the Camino is contagious ..."—Diana Clarke, Village Voice

Florian Henkel von Donnesmarck

(Das Leben der Anderen)
Duration: 137 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2006
Series:
Mongrel Media 20th Anniversary
Director: Florian Henkel von Donnesmarck

Showtimes

Sep 07 04:00 pm

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

"A thoroughly compelling political thriller, at once intellectually challenging and profoundly emotional."—Claudia Puig, USA Today

"The Lives of Others is a supremely intelligent, unfailingly honest look at a shadowy period in recent German history."—AO Scott, New York Times

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