LOST SWEDISH HERO REMEMBERED JANUARY 20, 2013
Sunday, January 20 the Swedish and Jewish communities will celebrate Raoul Wallenberg Day with a screening of the film "The Budapest Angel" about the heroic Spanish diplomat in Hungary who saved Jews from the Nazis in much the same way as Wallenberg did. The 2011 Spanish movie, (PG) with English subtitles, will be shown at VIFF’s Vancity Theatre, 1181 Seymour Street, at 1.30 pm. Doors open at 1:15pm The event is free and everybody is welcome. Refreshments will be served.
Women in Film presents the Vancouver International Women In Film Festival, celebrating the Best of Women in Cinema.
Highlights are: World Premiere features, local shorts, industry panels and workshops, Spotlight Awards Gala, and guest filmmakers.
March 7 – 10 at the Vancity Theatre.
The intense, remarkable life of the Chilean singer-songwriter Violeta Parra is explored with sensitivity and exquisite lightness of touch in Andrés Wood’s [drama]. Featuring a searching central performance from Francisca Gavilán, this beautifully lensed portrait moves elegantly back and forth in time to limn the life of a woman who perpetually struggled to find her place.—Variety. Winner, World Cinema Jury Prize: Dramatic, Sundance 2012.