The Vancouver International Film Festival will officially open with Métis filmmaker Marie Clements' Bones of Crows

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      The Vancouver International Film Festival has announced the lineup for its 41st edition, which runs from September 29 to October 9 at various Vancouver venues.

      The festival will feature roughly 130 feature films and 100 shorts, and will officially open with Bones of Crows by Métis filmmaker Marie Clements, about a Cree matriarch who survives the residential school system and becomes a code talker for the Canadian Air Force during WWII.

      A still from director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Broker.

      The closing gala presentation will be South Korean director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Broker, a sprawling crime story about a baby kidnapping scheme, starring Song Kang-ho of Parasite fame.

      “VIFF is back with an incredible program dedicated to the power and potential of cinema,” says VIFF executive director Kyle Fostner in a news release. “Over the past two years, film offered many of us an important portal to the larger world, providing inspiration and escape during periods of isolation. Finally, filmmakers and audiences can come together to share that irreplaceable communal experience of watching a story unfold on the big screen.”

      “Our programmers have curated a lineup that showcases some of the most visionary filmmakers from Canada and across the world,” adds director of programmng Curtis Woloschuk. “This year’s films not only reflect the global, collective moment we find ourselves in but inspire by demonstrating resilience and strength.”

      Single tickets are $15 for regular screenings, $17 for galas and special presentations, and $10 for VIFF Connect (online screenings).

      For the full 2022 VIFF schedule visit the website here.