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As I Open My Eyes
(À peine j’ouvre les yeux)
LEYLA BOUZID, TUNISIA/FRANCE/BELGIUM/
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2015, 102 MIN.
WED OCT 5, 10:45 AM, INTL VILLAGE 10
SAT OCT 8, 7:00 PM, INTL VILLAGE 10
Tunis teen Farah (Baya Medhaffer) is caught between her middle-class mother’s conservative beliefs and her own desire to front a rock band in Leyla Bouzid’s intelligent and moving exploration of generational divisions and simmering conflict. “Bouzid’s impressive debut… [showcases] a stand-out lead performance by first-timer Baya Medhaffer… [The film] skillfully conjures the pressure-cooker atmosphere lying just below …
For the 5th consecutive year VanMusic is glad to sponsor a film in the most important film festival in North America VIFF
This year we are proud to present Landfill Harmonic (USA, Paraguay, 2015, 84 mins, DCP), a very human, touching, humbling and inspirational documentary about music being born from the most unusual places in the most unusual circumstances and the most unusual instruments. A symphony of the human spirit. The world send them garbage and they send them music.
Buy tickets here
Directed by: Brad Allgood & Graham Townsley.
Sep 26 03:30 pm
Oct 02 …
A visually astonishing picture that narrates with barely any dialogue the vicissitudes of a grandpa and his yearly chore of planting corn on a tiny island with the help of his granddaughter. Every Summer, in what I believe is the river Inguri that serves as a natural boundary between Abkhazia and Georgia, a small island emerges in the middle of the river, more towards the side of the break away country.
The film is a minimalistic piece of art with very naturalistic shots, we are not talking about the forest around it, but the portraits that the director, the Georgian George Ovashvili does with the characters; close ups of wrinkles, freckles, body features, simple traditions and water. The plot, while very linear and basic, thickens when their humanity gets tested and hints of emotion flourish amid the tense calm.
The Vancouver International Film Festival is back with its 33rd edition and with a new leader Jacqueline Dupuis as Executive Director. With over 10 years of leadership experience with various international film festivals including The Calgary International Film Festival where she was also Executive Director. VIFF its back with amazing films from all over the world among them, a lot of award winning films.
The 17th annual Amnesty International Film Festival will take place from November 2nd to the 4th at Pacific Cinematheque.
Amnesty International is a global movement of over 3 million people in more than 150 countries working together to protect and promote human rights.
Amnesty International is an authoritative voice on human rights. For over 50 years, it has provided the world with reliable and accurate information about human rights violations and international human rights laws and standards.
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By Nick Pannu. Writer, director Joe Carnahan is ingenious throughout the film by never foreshadowing an event or outcome; and neither does he clearly identify the main threat or conflict. A phony suspense built up in the early stages creates an illusion that the story revolves around a mysterious women that the main character, John Ottaway is estranged. A bond naturally develops with the main character, John played by Liam Neeson for his resourcefulness and instincts for surviving the tumultuous conditions of the arctic.
The 7th Annual ‘Vancouver Women in Film Festival’ kicks off on International Women’s Day at the Vancity Theatre March 8 – 11, 2012
Women In Film & Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is an internationally affiliated non-profit society committed to advancing & celebrating women in the screen-based media industry.
he 7th Annual Vancouver Women in Film Festival 2012 (VWIFF), presented by Women In Film + Television Vancouver (WIFTV), celebrates the kick off on International Women’s Day commencing Thursday, March 8 to Sunday, March 11, with the Women In Film + Television International (WIFTI) short film showcase …
Watch the trailers of the films that are coming to the Amnesty International Film Festival in Vancouver from November 17th to November 20th
SFU Harbour Centre
515 West Hastings Street Presented by Amnesty International and the
SFU School for International Studies
Cultures of Resistance
Iara Lee / USA / 2010 / 73m
Can music and dance be weapons of peace? On the eve of the Iraq war director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict. She found graffiti and rap artists fighting government repression …
Local filmmaker Rob Leickner’s movie Everything Louder Than Everything Else is having its Vancouver premiere this Sunday (Sept 25) as part of the Olio festival. Everything Louder Than Everything Else is a witty and frank account of a woman’s personal and professional challenges running an indie-rock recording studio..
FILM, Where's Oswaldo »
The Vancouver International Film Festival is presenting three music films about conquering adversity and triumph where nobody would think of making it. These three stories are an an example of the determination and the hardships that these artists had to endure to achieve their dreams. The characters of the documentaries did reach their objectives and set an example for you to never give up, specially if you live in a first world country like Canada. Their message is not only about success, its also about their struggle for a better world.
VanMusic is proud to present an astounding film at the Vancouver International Film Festival.
By Oswaldo Perez Cabrera.
The Ballad of Genesis and Lady Jaye is a love story between one of the parents of Industrial Music and a dominatrix almost half his age. Their love story is unique because they underwent a physical transformation that confused many people. Genesis P Orridge metamorphosis is almost unreal, pretty much like his music. Nobody knows what goes inside his head. The documentary filmed by New York resident Marie Losier is beautifully shot, its comprised …
VIFF is coming this year with a lot of movies about art.
30th VIFF: September 29-October 14th.
Read their Press Release and check some of the music films they are bringing this year. VanMusic will be sponsoring one of these films. If you guess which one is it you will win a pair of tickets to the screening. E-mail us your guess to email@example.com
The 30th anniversary VIFF is coming up fast! This is the first of several major program announcements leading up to opening night celebrations on September 29.
We’re toasting our 30th …