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You Ask Too Much

In ”You Ask Too Much,” a near-deaf 94-year-old Sikh woman seeking comfort in her final days is unexpectedly moved from her son”s home to her daughter”s, causing her to confront the distance her care creates within the family. Only after she falls one night does the family come back together.

Ajay Rakhraj

Ajay Rakhraj is a 28-year-old Burmese-Indian filmmaker from Toronto, Canada. ”You Ask Too Much” is the culmination of his focus on subjective storytelling through the use of Point-of-View in his early short films ”An Exercise in Distraction” and ”Tell Me A Story.”

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Mother’s Tongue

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13 min | Vanesa Millado | | English, Punjabi, Cantonese | English
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When her mother forgets about her upcoming choir competition, 7-year-old Moa resorts to desperate measures to ...
15 min | Soomin Choi | | Canadian Premiere | Korean, English | English subtitles
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Her Name is Like a Sigh

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17 min | Solara Thanh-Binh Dang | | English, Vietnamese | English
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Good Boy

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Peter Widdrington, Ajay Rakhraj
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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