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ANAHI BERNERI WINS BEST DIRECTOR AT SAN SEBASTIAN

By | October 1st, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

  Argentine filmmaker Anahí Berneri's ALANIS Wins Best Director and Best Actress Awards at San Sebastian. *In the 65 years history of the Festival, she is only the second female director to win this award. Alanis, the fifth feature film by Argentine filmmaker Anahí Berneri was awarded with two of the top prizes, the Silver Shells [...]

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GUILLERMO DEL TORO WINS AT VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

By | September 11th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

Guillermo del Toro Becomes the Third Latin American Director to Win Venice's Golden Lion. Mexican director Guillermo del Toro became the second Mexican and third Latin American director to win the Golden Lion, the top prize for Best Film, at the Venice Film Festival, for his American sci-fi fantasy drama The Shape of the Water. Del Toro [...]

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FESTIVAL 2017 AWARDS

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

  YOUTH CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST NEW DIRECTOR PANAMERICAN MACHINERY  Mexico Director: Joaquín del Paso   BEST SHORT FILM ROSINHA Brazil  Director: Gui Campos SHORT FILM - SPECIAL JURY MENTION MOTHER (Madre) Colombia Director: Simón Mesa Soto  

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NERUDA Special Presentation

By | September 1st, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

NERUDA Chile, 2016 Starring: Gael García Bernal. Friday, Sep 1  3:00 PM | The Cinematheque  Saturday, Sep 2 7:30 PM | The Cinematheque  http://vlaff.org/neruda Tonight I can write the saddest lines... It’s 1948 and the Cold War has arrived in Chile. In the Congress, prominent Communist Senator and popular poet Pablo Neruda accuses the government of [...]

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BREAKING BOUNDARIES: Closing Night Band

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

Breaking Boundaries! #VLAFF2017 CLOSING NIGHT FILM & PARTY SANTA & ANDRÉS Cuba, 2016 | 105 mins Spanish with English subtitles Director: Carlos Lechuga Sunday, Sept 3 6:30 PM | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | SFU Woodward's *One screening only Followed by the Closing Night Party at The World Art Centre with live music by Breaking Boundaries TICKETS [...]

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ADDED SCREENING ”THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN”

By | August 26th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

Thank you so much to everyone who attended our SOLD OUT Opening Night screening last night of THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN. For those of you who missed it, we are happy to announce we have added a SECOND SCREENING:   Saturday, Sept 2 3:00PM | Goldcorp Centre for the Arts | SFU Woodward's BUY TICKETS!

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DIRECTOR’S PICKS

By | August 20th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

    One of the creative forces behind VLAFF, Executive/Artistic Director, Christian Sida-Valenzuela, shares some great suggestions for the 2017 Festival. ''I have always considered VLAFF as the best window for Latin American cinema in Canada, because there is always a strong reason for every film that we select at our Festival. But if I have to [...]

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New for 2017! SCOTIABANK SUPER PASS Super Pass

By | August 1st, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

New for 2017! Scotiabank Super Pass Make every dollar count!! Scotiabank will match all sales of the Scotiabank Super Pass with a donation to VLAFF!!  Earlybird Price: $120 (available from August 1 – 15 only) Regular Price: $140 (from August 16 onwards) Purchase online (follow the link below):  Scotiabank Super Passes ordered online will be available for pick-up at [...]

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VLAFF 2017 – COMPLETE LIST OF FILMS

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations, Uncategorized|

Opening Night THE DISTINGUISHED CITIZEN (El ciudadano ilustre) Dir. Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn | Argentina Closing Night SANTA & ANDRES Dir. Carlos Lechuga | Cuba International Hits AQUARIUS Dir. Kleber Mendonça Filho | Brazil NERUDA  Dir. Pablo Larraín | Chile THE UNTAMED (La región salvaje)  Dir. Amat Escalante | Mexico WHIRLPOOL (Redemoinho)  Dir. José Luiz Villamarim [...]

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CARMIN TROPICAL / August 1

By | July 11th, 2017|Categories: Past Special Presentations|

CARMIN TROPICAL Mexico, 2015 Spanish with English subtitles/ 80′ Director/Writer: Rigoberto Perezcano Tuesday, August 1st | 7PM The Cinematheque 1131 Howe St (btw Helmcken and Davie) TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY!! Single Bill: $13/$11  Double Bill: $20/$18 (plus $2 VLAFF Membership, available at the door) This mesmerizing mystery delves deep into the heart, mind, and soul [...]

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