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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 …
Vancouver International Film Festival, Bill Evans, Weekend at Frankie’s
Vancouver International Film Festival
Sept. 14 – Oct. 28
It’s that time of year again! We are really excited for this year’s programming, especially the three jazz-focused films that jazz fans and music lovers will definitely not want to miss. First on our list of must-see flicks:
I Called Him Morgan
Jazz fans will know Lee Morgan for “The Sidewinder,” a genuine bop pop hit in 1964. Six years earlier, at 18 years old, he was blowing with Dizzy Gillespie—then Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, …
“I see those deprived of work, of food, of life outside the neighborhood,” sings Farah (Baya Medhaffar). Its Tunis, summer 2010. The Jasmine Revolution is still a few months in the future. Eighteen-year-old Farah (Baya Medhaffer), the lead singer in a political rock band, and her musician friends are making the Ben Ali government uneasy.
VIFF 2015 returns with a stellar line up music films featuring great performances and in-depth visits with some of the greatest artists. Check out www.viff.org for dates and tickets.
The Vancouver International Film Festival is running until October 9th on different theatres around the city.
VanMusic is sponsoring Landfill Harmonic. 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.
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.
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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.
Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados.
VanMusic is proud to present the film Living Is Easy with Eyes Closed by Spanish director David Trueba on Friday Oct 3rd at 1PM at Centre for Performing Arts and Wednesday Oct 8th at 6 PM at the same location.
The film won the best film, best screenplay and best actor awards at the last Goya Festival Awards, the most prestigious prizes of the Spanish film industry. A special presentation of the Vancouver International Film Festival
The title, of course, comes from the lyrics to The …
We now have three distinctive neighbourhoods: Granville and Davie + Commercial and Broadway + Gastown/Crosstown (with the latter offering 3600 comfortable seats on 6 screens within seven blocks of each other). In other respects VIFF will be instantly recognizable. All the films will be shining and new, but our emphasis on bringing the best in world cinema to Vancouver will continue within our usual series and affordable ticket price structure. It’s an amazing year for cinema and you can look forward to more than 500 screenings of 350 carefully selected films from 70 countries at VIFF 2013!
Irish film Good Vibrations to be screened on Saturday September 28 at 9:15 at International Village and Sunday October 6 at the RIO Theatre.
Good Vibrations is a 2013 Irish film written by Colin Carberry and Glenn Patterson and directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn. The film is a genial biopic of the ‘Godfather of Belfast Punk’, Terri Hooley a record-store owner instrumental in developing Belfast’s punk-rock scene.
Forget the Troubles and get your “Teenage Kicks” instead! In 1970s Belfast, gregarious impresario Terri Hooley (Richard Dormer) opens his Good Vibrations record shop …
BC Spotlight at the Vancouver Film Festival
VIFF 2013 will feature almost 100 films from across our great land, including a strong showing from our home, sweet home. With a record number of BC-produced feature films submitted for consideration, VIFF is shining the spotlight brightly on our amazing homegrown talent. Two new cash awards will help to keep local storytellers creating. And, for the first time in VIFF history, audiences will have the unique opportunity to vote for their “must-see” BC films at mustseeBC.viff.org prior to the Festival. All of this is made …
VanMusic was fortunate enough to attend the closing gala and party. Holy Motors is a very entertaining film. i have followed Leo Carax since I saw Les Amants Du Pont Neuf back in 1991 when I fell in love with Juliette Binoche. This time around Carax uses his favourite actor, Denis Levant who portrays different characters in this mysterious fantasy drama. Before the film, some wards were given. The party took place at the Vancouver Public Gallery with a Mexican theme including mariachis, tacos and salsa.
SOUNDBREAKER: THE WORLD OF KIMMO POHJONEN
Also known as Devil´s Lungs and Ice Bellows The World of Kimmo Pohjonen is a music documentary about this Finnish musician directed by Kimmo Koskela. The film will be presented in the Vancouver International Film Festival. The film features interviews, history, photos, music, video and archive material from Pohjonen´s thirty-five year career. It took Koskela 8 years to finish it, following Pohjonen literally all over the world.
Oswaldo Perez Cabrera
Finland is a cold, grey place with an unintelligible language. A strange place where the sun is …
VIFF 2012 PREVIEW – MUSIC FILMS
VanMusic recommends some of the Vancouver International Film festival movies focused on music. This year the festival brings some exciting musical stories for you. VanMusic is proud to sponsor Violeta went to Heaven from Chilean director Andres Woods. The film centers around the life of Violeta Parra, one of the musical icons of this Andean country. The film is a powerful portrait of a brave and talented woman that achieved her dream: To spread her culture around the world.
The festival also brings a couple of …