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VIFF 2017: Dina

A documentary love story from the 'non-typical' end of the neurological spectrum which is honest and intimate without exploiting its subjects. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: Sour Apples

A few decades in the lives of Turkish sisters transport the audience from rural mountain life to the modern big city in this funny, emotional film which is both sweet and sour. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "At the End of the Tunnel"

A paraplegic engineering technician in Buenos Aires rents rooms to an exotic dancer; bank heist ensues. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: Good Luck

A long haunting (and amazing) documentary film shot at two very different mines - one in Serbia and one in Suriname. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Faces Places"

Veteran filmmaker Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR travel the back roads of rural France in a mobile photo booth. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: The Florida Project

In a landscape littered with the motels and theme parks of a disappointing American dream, a foul-mouthed kid runs wild. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: Maineland

Chinese teens get their look at America from a rural Maine boarding school in this impressionistic documentary. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Loveless"

A loveless marriage in its final throes, with tragic consequences. Another powerful drama from Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: "The Killing of a Sacred Deer"

A perfectly pitched absurdist parable, at once chilling and comic, from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Digging beneath the surface of a classic Hollywood star who had a secret talent for invention. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy"

A look at the recent work of landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy, whose visually stunning works engage with nature, examining time and timelessness, creativity and decay. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: 24 Frames

Still photographs are animated into imagined lives by Iranian legend Abbas Kiaromstami. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Shadowman"

A fascinating documentary about pioneering New York City street artist (and former Vancouverite) Richard Hambleton, a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: Forest Movie

A Vancouver film about experience, atmosphere and letting your mind wander. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "The Other Side of Hope"

The latest from Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki is a gem, his trademark deadpan humor perfectly balanced with a wry compassion. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Lucky"

Harry Dean Stanton's final film, a fitting send-off for one of the great character actors. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: Maison du Bonheur

What defines a person? A beautiful apartment, a smile, a collection of shoes, memories? A Canadian filmmaker in Paris spends a month unraveling and illuminating one woman's life. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

Summer road trips, books and cider

It's time to go listen to music in a field, watch an eclipse or seek out strange alcoholic beverages. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

The Spirit of BC Craft Spirits

Dozens of artisans gather at the Croatian Cultural Centre to offer enthusiasts a chance to try everything from gins and vodkas to spirits made with berries, fir needles, cinnamon and kelp. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

John Berger's funeral, Mieussey, France

Photograph by David Heath

John Berger in the Bardo

John Berger—Marxist art critic, poet and novelist, screenwriter and essayist—passed away in Paris on January 2nd of this year at the age of 90. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

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