Week in Widescreen: Ettore Scola writes a love letter and Canada's Top Ten Film Festival kicks off with Window Horses

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      Here's what to see—and where to see it on the big screen in Vancouver—for the week of January 11 to 17, 2017.


      Window Horses

      Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival gets off to a colourful start with Ann Marie Fleming’s animated feature, which took the best B.C. film and best Canadian feature film prizes at this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival—plus, after a ceremony last Monday (January 9), the Vancouver Film Critics Circle award for best screenplay for a Canadian film.

      Catch a sneak preview at the Cinematheque on Friday (January 13) before the film’s release in May.



      The Vancouver Italian Film Festival offers a chance to catch Ettore Scola’s love letter to the movies at the Vancity Theatre on Thursday (January 12). “Much better than Cinema Paradiso,” in the words of programmer Tom Charity.


      The Apology

      Three women forced into sex slavery by the Japanese army during the Second World War battle official indifference in this searing doc, screening at the Vancity Theatre on Sunday and Tuesday (January 15 and 17).


      A Raisin in the Sun

      This 1961 adaptation of the Broadway play comes to the Vancity Theatre’s Cinema Salon series courtesy of the Sojourners’ Marcus Mosely, who’ll give his own mellifluous introduction on Tuesday (January 17).


      Mean Dreams

      The Straight’s Janet Smith came up with the memorable phrase “Sault gothic” to describe director Nathan Morlando’s tale of two teens on the run in bleak northern Ontario.

      Another title in the Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, Mean Dreams screens at the Cinematheque on Tuesday (January 17).