Set in postwar Nagasaki, Memories of My Son (Japanese title Haha to kuraseba) tells the tale of midwife Nobuko (Sayuri Yoshinaga) and her medical student son Koji (Kazunari Ninomiya) coming to terms with life after his death. Directed by Yoji Yamada (Love and Honor) based on the wishes of the late writer Yasushi Inoue (Living with My Father), with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
Free screening open to VIFF Vancity Theatre members ($2 annual membership available on the door). Doors from 6.15pm, screening at 7.30pm. First come-first served.
Wild, sensual and utterly transporting, Brazilian writer-director Gabriel Mascaro’s second fiction feature unfolds within the world of the vaquejada, a traditional exhibition sport in which cowboys try to pull bulls to the ground by their tails. Neon Bull explores the vaquejada through the eyes of Iremar, a handsome cowboy who works the events. While he’s not afraid to get his hands dirty, Iremar’s real dream is to design exotic outfits for dancers.
This BC-made survival thriller follows two couples who come across coordinates to what promises to be a fortune in stolen gold. The only catch? It’s buried deep in the winter wilderness, a tricky terrain that will test not only their resourcefulness, but also their loyalty…
Filmmakers in attendance!