The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from September 24 to October 9, 2015.
TIFF at VIFF. This year, VIFF shares an impressive 65 features with TIFF, meaning that local film-lovers will soon have the chance to experience some of this year’s most anticipated films and join in the conversation.
Among the featured films from Latin America are…
The Club (El Club)
Chile. Director: Pablo Larraín LARRAÍN
Saturday, September 26, 2015, 8:45pm, INTL VILLAGE 9
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 1:30pm, PLAYHOUSE
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The titular “club” in Pablo Larraín’s incendiary follow up to No is a group of disgraced priests who’ve been banished to a purgatorial halfway home on the Chilean coast. When the church investigates a tragic incident involving these men, the findings lay to waste any notions of a good/evil binary. Likewise, Larraín proves that comedy and condemnation needn’t be mutually exclusive. “The film’s compassion is strongly felt, its mordant humour glinting like a blade.” — Guardian
Silver Bear (Grand Jury Prize), Berlin 15
Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)
Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina. Director: Ciro Guerra
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 9pm, SFU-GCA
Friday, October 2, 2015, 1:45pm, INTL VILLAGE 10
Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 1:30pm, PLAYHOUSE
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In Ciro Guerra’s vibrant and wildly original feature, two explorers embark on parallel journeys—albeit 40 years apart—down the Colombian Amazon. Both are in search of a sacred flower with mythical healing powers. Both encounter a native shaman and his tales of colonialism’s devastating toll. As unlikely friendships take root, Ciro Guerra’s drama enwraps viewers in seductive visuals and alluring ethnographic details. “A soulful, strange and stunning discovery.” — Indiewire
Winner, Art Cinema Award, Directors’ Fortnight, Cannes.
I Promise You Anarchy (Te prometo anarquía)
Mexico/Germany. Director: Julio Hernández Cordón
FRI. OCT 2, 9:30 PM, CINEMATHEQUE
THU. OCT 8, 1:30 PM, CINEMATHEQUE
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Middle-class Miguel (Diego Calva) and barrio-dweller Johnny (Eduardo Martínez) are young lovers who finance their skateboarding lifestyles by selling their blood—and the blood of others—to underground clinics in Mexico City. One day they take on a delivery for some gangsters and things go wrong… Meshing a romance, an ultra-realistic depiction of the skate scene and some noirish tropes, Julio Hernández Cordón’s beautifully shot drama takes young love to the limit…
William Faulkner’s adage, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” is again proved true in actor-turned-director Salvador del Solar’s tense drama. A former soldier in the Peruvian army who now drives a taxi in Lima, Magallanes (Mexican star Damián Alcázar) has his world turned upside down when Celina (The Milk of Sorrow’s Magaly Solier), a woman from his violent past, gets into his cab and asks for his help. Can Magallanes find redemption and help Celina in the bargain?
Guatemala/France. Director: Jayro Bustamante
The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar)
Chile/France/Spain. Director: Patricio Guzmán
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The Complete Festival Guide
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Founded in 1982, the Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society is a not-for-profit cultural society and federally registered charitable organization that operates the internationally acclaimed Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), the annual VIFF Industry Conference and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. Its mandate is to encourage understanding of the world’s cultures through the art of cinema, to foster the art of cinema, to facilitate the meeting in British Columbia of cinema professionals from around the world, and to stimulate the motion picture industry in British Columbia. In its 34th year, the Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes the world to Vancouver from September 24-October 9, 2015 as it showcases the top BC, Canadian and international films and plays host to industry professionals from around the globe.
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
September 24 – October 9, 2015
One of the largest film festivals in North America.
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Film Information: 604.683.FILM (3456)
VIFF Office: 604.685.0260
Film selections are subject to change.
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