Sink or Swim. (Courtesy of MK2 Mile End)

International film series returns to Chilliwack this fall

The Chilliwack International Fall Film Series at Cottonwood 4 Cinemas runs Oct. 2 to Nov. 6

Movie-goers will be travelling the globe once again as the Chilliwack International Fall Film Series hits the big screen next month.

An aspiring Scottish country singer, an Icelandic activist protecting the environment of her homeland, and a team of middle-aged French men brought together through synchronized swimming – they’re all part of the worldwide titles included in this season’s film series starting Oct. 2.

Presented by Cottonwood 4 Cinemas, in partnership with the Chilliwack Community Arts Council, weekly screenings run every Wednesday for six weeks with two screenings per day. Each movie will be shown at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. every Wednesday from Oct. 2 to Nov. 6.

Film-goers are invited to skip the box office queue and reel in the savings by purchasing a series pass for $30. Tickets for individual films are $8.

Tickets are available at the Cottonwood 4 Cinemas box office (45380 Luckakuck Way), or over the phone by calling 604-316-3974. Series Passes are valid for all six film dates and either showtime. For added convenience, individual tickets for any of the featured film dates are now available for purchase in advance.

This season’s line-up of international film titles includes:

Oct. 2: Wild Rose – UK / 1h 41min. / PG / Drama, Music. Director: Tom Harper. Stars: Jessie Buckley, Matt Costello, Jane Patterson. A troubled young Glaswegian woman dreams of becoming a Nashville country star.

Oct. 9: The Illusionist – France, UK / 1h 20min. / G / Animation, Drama. Director: Sylvain Chomet. Stars: Jean-Claude Donda, Eilidh Rankin, Duncan MacNeil. A French illusionist finds himself out of work and travels to Scotland, where he meets a young woman. Their ensuing adventure changes both their lives forever.

Oct. 16: The Extraordinary Journey of the Fakir – France, India, Belgium, Singapore, USA / 1h 38min. / PG / Comedy, Drama. Director: Ken Scott. Stars: Dhanush, Bérénice Bejo, Erin Moriarty. Ajatashatru Lavash Patel has lived all his life in a small Mumbai neighborhood tricking people with street magic and fakir stunts. He sets out on a journey to find his estranged father, but instead gets dragged on a never-ending adventure.

Oct. 23: Into Invisible Light – Canada / 1h 43min. / PG / Drama. Director: Shelagh Carter. Stars: Judy Arnason, Sharon Bajer, Ryan Bennett. After her husband dies, a woman reconnects with an old boyfriend who is now married.

Oct. 30: Woman at War – Iceland, France, Ukraine / 1h 41min. / PG / Adventure, Comedy, Drama (English subtitles). Director: Benedikt Erlingsson. Stars: Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Jóhann Sigurðarson, Juan Camillo Roman Estrada. Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.

Nov. 6: Sink or Swim (Le Grand Bain) – Belgium, France / 2h 2min. / PG / Comedy, Drama, Sport (English subtitles). Director: Gilles Lellouche. Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Guillaume Canet, Benoît Poelvoorde. A depressed man joins a synchronized swimming team made up of middle-aged men.

For more about the 2019 Chilliwack International Fall Film Series, visit, call 604-316-3974, or stop by Cottonwood 4 Cinemas (45380 Luckakuck Way).



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Wild Rose. (Courtesy of Entertainment One)

Woman at War. (Courtesy of Mongrel Media)

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