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April’s Interlude

Shan is a cosmetician who runs a beauty salon with her partner. When beauty salons must be closed due to the pandemic, Shan is forced to stay at home with nothing to do and must confront a sudden onset of loneliness. Her ordinary life changes when she makes certain connections.

Erica KWOK Chung Yee

Erica Kwok is a Berlin-based independent filmmaker from Hong Kong. Her works revolve primarily around themes of women, growth, existential crises and the desire for freedom.

Presented as Part Of V13 – Int’l Narrative Shorts (3) – Films From Warmer Climates

Love at Fifty

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30 min | Tan Wei Ting | | Hokkien, Cantonese, Mandarin, English | English, Chinese
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19 min | Laura Low | | Canadian Premiere | Cantonese, Mandarin | Embedded in video
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Vincent CHUI
Isabel CHAN, Alice DORDE, LO Chun Yip
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-28th ifva festival (Hong Kong) -Screening program of 香港映画祭2022 in Osaka Cine Nouveau, Kyoto Demachiza, Kobe Kobe-shi Hyogo, Nagoya Cinema Skhole & Tokyo Euro Live (Japan) -Screening program of Golden Scene Cinema from July – December 2022 – Keep Rolling: Independent Filmmaking Project (Hong Kong) -Screening program of Laemmle Theatres (Los Angeles, U.S.) -Screening program of The University of Hong Kong – Department of Comparative Literature (Hong Kong) -Screening program of The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Department of Cultural Studies (Hong Kong) -Screening program of Yale University – “Imaginable Future” Hong Kong Film Screenings 2023 (U.S.)

Festival passes

This year, VAFF 2023 FESTIVAL, screening programs in person and virtual will be organized into various series in order to better highlight the diverse content in our festival. These Series include Spotlight Series, Documentary Features Series, Narrative Features Series, Westcoast Shorts Series, Canadian Shorts Series, International Short Series, Animation Series, VAFF Industry Insight Series and Special Events.

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Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

88 W Pender St 3rd floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9

Cineplex Odeon International Village Cinemas

88 W Pender St 3rd floor, Vancouver, BC V6B 6N9