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Media Release: VIFF Brings Back 23 Festival Films for Encore Screenings in 'VIFF Repeats'

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Canadian films A New Moon Over Tohoku and Window Horses, along with international features Elle and Kedi, will return to the screen Media Release (10/12/2016) VANCOUVER, BC - As the 35th annual Vancouver International Film Festival wraps up, the festival will bring back a selection of its most popular films to the Vancouver International Film Centre (1181 Seymour St, Vancouver) immediately following the festival, which concludes its successful run on October 14. As many of the titles played to packed houses during the 16-day event, these screenings give festival-goers one more chance to catch the audience favourites.

Window Horses, by esteemed Vancouver director Ann Marie Fleming, will screen on Saturday, October 15 in recognition of it winning both Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film at VIFF. The animated film portrays a young girl's journey of self-discovery after she receives a mysterious invitation to a poetry festival in Iran.

Italian comedy Like Crazy screens on October 16. The Thelma & Louise-like comedy depicts two women who escape a Tuscan mental institution and cultivate a beautiful friendship with each other while discovering that the world of the supposedly sane isn't so stable.

The documentary Freightened: The Real Price of Shipping will also return on October 17. This illuminating conversation-starter details the destructive environmental costs of everyday items that are shipped across vast oceans to the detriment of local habitats.

Also playing during the VIFF Repeats series will be Paul Verhoeven's provocative Elle and Olivier Assayas' Personal Shopper, which scored the Best Director Prize at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

Full schedule details below:

Saturday, Oct. 15
  • 12:30pm Seasons
  • 2:30pm Two Trains Runnin'
  • 4:30pm Kedi
  • 6:30pm Window Horses
  • 8:30pm Goldstone
Sunday, Oct. 16
  • 12:00pm Strangers on the Earth
  • 2:00pm Where the Universe Sings
  • 4:00pm Twilight Over Burma
  • 6:15pm Like Crazy
  • 8:45pm Teacher
Monday, Oct. 17
  • 10:30pm French Tour
  • 12:30pm 1:54
  • 4:30pm Infinite Flight of Days
  • 6:30pm Freightened: The Real Cost of Shipping
  • 8:30pm Elle
Tuesday, Oct. 18
  • 4:30pm RiverBlue
  • 6:30pm A New Moon Over Tohoku
  • 8:45pm Personal Shopper
Wednesday, Oct. 19
  • 4:30pm Vita Activa
  • 7:00pm Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker
  • 9:00pm Cadence
Thursday, Oct. 20
  • 2:00pm Playing Lecouna
  • 4:30pm Portrait of a Garden


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) and the year-round programming of the Vancity Theatre at the Vancouver International Film Centre. VIFF produces screenings, talks and events that act as a catalyst for a diverse community to discover, discuss and share the creativity and craft of storytelling on screen. In its 35th year, the Vancouver International Film Festival welcomes the world to Vancouver from September 29-October 14, 2016 as it showcases the top BC, Canadian and international films and plays host to industry professionals from around the globe.


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