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Film: Everything Will Be (2014)

Film: Everything Will Be (2014)

May 5, 2014 | By

There’s a striking stoicism among the shop owners, newspaper vendors, an artist, and a cultural gallery / developer in Julia Kwan’s vivid portrait of the fading breadth of Vancouver’s Chinatown…

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Film: Sower, The / Le Semeur (2013)

Film: Sower, The / Le Semeur (2013)

May 5, 2014 | By

Patrice Fortier isn’t exactly on a mission to save the world’s rarest plants by harvesting seeds from so-called heirloom varieties of vegetables and flowers, but he does acknowledge his work – originally an art project that soon became a consuming business…

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Film: What Is Left? (2014)

Film: What Is Left? (2014)

May 5, 2014 | By

The makers of the festival favourite Italy: Love It or Leave It (2011) return with this satirical poke at Italy’s colourful political figures while genuinely searching for a definition (and contemporary equivalent) to what constitutes a left-wing, socialist party in Italy…

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Film: Jutra (2014)

Film: Jutra (2014)

April 30, 2014 | By

A pivotal member of Quebec’s first wave of internationally acclaimed filmmakers, Claude Jutra rose to international acclaim with Mon oncle Antoine (1971), his feature film debut after making several shorts at the NFB during the 1950s and 1960s, and yet the quirks of the Canadian film industry…

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Film: Love Hotel, The (2014)

Film: Love Hotel, The (2014)

April 30, 2014 | By

As Japan moves towards a more conservative stance, the survival of its 37,000 love hotels – overnight lodging where guests can indulge in sexual fantasies outside of their restrictive jobs and personal lives – is more uncertain, making Philip Cox and Hikaru Toda’s film a time capsule of a once-permissive business a thing of the past…

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Film: Nose – Searching for Blamage, The / Nose – Zoeken naar Blamage, The (2013)

Film: Nose – Searching for Blamage, The / Nose – Zoeken naar Blamage, The (2013)

April 30, 2014 | By

The playfulness of perfume creator Alessandro Gualtieri is captured in Paul Ritger’s bubbly and infectious film, as Gualtieri and his extraordinary nose travels from Holland to India, Dubai, and Morocco in search of the most authentic ingredients to create his third perfume, branded “Blamage”…

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Film: Pipeline / Truba (2013)

Film: Pipeline / Truba (2013)

April 30, 2014 | By

Home to the world’s largest natural gas reserve, Siberia’s Urengoy-Pomary-Uzhgorod pipeline stretches 4500 kilometers from Russia’s northern region through Europe, providing energy for cooking and heating in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, and France…

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