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VIFF 2013: Win Closing Gala Tickets

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 — 1:14pm PDT
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We’re at the halfway point of this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, which will present over 500 screenings of 341 films from more than 75 countries, making it one of the largest and best attended film festivals on the continent. Many films have been enjoyed so far including the sold-out premiere of Leap 4 Your Life at the Rio Theatre, which I sponsored and which also won the Must See BC title.

The Face of Love at VIFF. Director: Arie Posin.
Cast: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Amy Brenneman, Jess Weixler.

The Face of Love will close out VIFF with two screenings on Friday, October 11, 2013.

Annette Bening has always brought an emotional toughness to her best roles, so it’s remarkable in The Face of Love to watch her play a woman on the verge of breaking. Working opposite the always-reliable Ed Harris, she is as precise as ever, but her performance here also reveals a surprising vulnerability. This is a film that demands to be seen by all who count themselves fans.

Five years after the death of her beloved husband Garrett (Ed Harris), Nikki (Bening) meets a man who seems his exact duplicate. Not only does this stranger possess the same deeply lined face and startling blue eyes, he also shares Garrett’s kindness, humour, and passion for art. And yet he is a stranger.

Romance blossoms… but she can’t bring herself to tell him the truth about what drew her to him. So she hides her photos and prevents him from meeting friends and family. Still, she can’t resist taking him to all the old haunts. It isn’t a question of if the truth will come out, but when.

The first screening of The Face of Love will be at 7:30pm at the Vancouver Playhouse (the closing gala) and the second will be at 9:15pm at The Centre for Performing Arts.

AcuraLogoAs official sponsors of the Vancouver International Film Festival, Acura Canada is helping to keep things on track and on time with their stylish vehicles.

To wrap up VIFF this year they are offering up two tickets to the closing gala film and party to one lucky Miss604 reader. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win closing gala tickets to @VIFFest from @AcuraCanada & @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Tuesday, October 8, 2013.

Update The winner is Issy!

Current contests on


  1. Radhika K says:

    Thanks for the contest!

  2. Michael Dosanjh says:

    That’s just amazing thanks SOO much to Miss604 for holding this contast !!! VIFF 2013 ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Lexia Nash says:

    I have yet to go to the closing Gala, would be a TON of fun!

  4. Sanaz says:

    I would love to attend

  5. I have never been to the VIFF it would be nice to attend this time.

  6. Francis says:

    The Face of Love looks pretty good

  7. SW says:

    Great opportunity!

  8. Danielle B says:

    I would absolutely love the chance to attend the closing Gala! Fingers crossed!

  9. Jeanne says:

    I would love to watch The Face of Love and to attend the party.

  10. Caitlin says:

    I would love to attend this!

  11. Michelle says:

    Even though I enjoy VIFF every year, I have never been to the Gala. It would be nice to attend.

  12. Isaac says:


  13. James says:

    VIFF only!

  14. Jeff says:

    Whoa, cool!

  15. Linda says:

    VIFF is my favourite festival of year!

  16. DenB says:

    I’ve never been to the Closing Gala. Would love to go.

  17. luc says:

    There a lots of interesting movies this year!

  18. Heidi says:

    This would be awesome! VIFF is great this year!

  19. Ryan M. says:

    VIFF is awesome, i’d love to catch the closing gala!

  20. Bryan says:

    Would love to go!

  21. Kim Pike says:

    Would love to go – love Benning and Ed Harris – both great actors

  22. Cindy says:

    I’ve been to VIFF a couple of times and have enjoyed their films. I’ve never been to the Gala, but I would like to attend. Thanks for offering this contest. =)

  23. Rachel says:

    This sounds awesome!

  24. lynn says:

    this would be a fun date night with my wife!

  25. maria says:

    Big fan of independent movies. This would be great. Thanks Rebecca for the chance to win.

  26. Lucie B says:

    Sounds amazing. I haven’t seen anything at the VIFF in a couple of years and I’d love to be able to.

  27. Peter Khoo says:

    I’d love to go!!

  28. Tracy K. says:

    i’d love to go to the closing gala!

  29. KayKay says:

    love VIFF!

  30. Kevin and Val 604 says:

    Hey Miss 604, we have the same surname! Mrs and Mr 604 would love these tickets

  31. Mary Anne says:

    This would be amazing to win! โ™ฅ

  32. rj says:

    would love to go!

  33. stacey says:

    would LOVE to go to this!! exciting!

  34. Daniel says:

    Would love to go.

  35. Caresse says:

    I love the VIFF! I watched the Kill Team the other night and it was great.

  36. Debra says:

    What a great prize! Love VIFF and the galas!

  37. Phaedra says:

    I would give my right arm to go tot he closing gala. So many great films again this year!

  38. Issy says:

    Please please! Haven’t gotten a chance to go this year, just got back, used to go every year.

  39. Anne says:

    This looks like a really good film

  40. Annette Bening is a babe.

  41. Elaine says:

    I would love to go to the VIFF…I have never been to one before and the movie looks like a great movie.

  42. Tracy says:

    Would love to go!

  43. Alan says:

    Would love to go to this

  44. Michelle says:

    This year’s festival has been VIFF-tacular.

  45. Jesse says:

    Thanks and congrats to VIFF on another successful year.

  46. Winnie says:

    Would love to see this film!

  47. Vikki says:

    What a great contest! The film sounds intriguing!

  48. Robin says:

    Gala gala gaaaalaaaa!

    Thanks for making this a possibility 604 Mama!

  49. Dilara says:

    I’d love to watch this!

  50. Ivy M. says:

    I was just looking on craigslist for tickets to the closing gala party and stumbled upon this contest! How cool is that? ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. Van says:

    Gala awesomeness!! Yay VIFF

  52. Jhona says:

    Love VIFF!

  53. lor says:

    Fun night out with the VIFF. ๐Ÿ˜€

  54. Ariel says:

    Would love to have a chance to go!

  55. Katy says:

    Would have loved to have attended all of VIFF this year so this would be it for me and GREAT to win!

  56. Nicole says:

    Would love to check this out!!

  57. John Stuart says:

    I really want to see this film…

  58. Ann-Marie Vaughan says:

    I’d love to win!!

  59. Gaetanne says:

    Date night!

  60. Karen says:

    Looks like a great movie! Love to attend!

  61. Ruby says:

    Would love to win!

  62. Nathan says:

    Pretty please.

  63. Mary W says:

    I would love to go

  64. Jenna says:

    VIFF has been such a success this year. I would love to attend the closing gala.

  65. Jo Russell says:

    Great cast! I don’t want to miss out on this amazing screening of The Face of Love~
    Fingers crossed I would love to go ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. Niamh says:

    I got to see one VIFF film, would love to go to the closing gala ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Chris says:

    Would love to win this!!

  68. Frank_Z says:

    I would love to go there!

  69. Stotes says:

    I would love to go!

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