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VIFF 2014: You're Sleeping Nicole

A feature about a lazy summer, shot in lovely black and white by Stephane Lafleur. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: Art and Craft

Fantastic documentary about an honest forger and the curator obsessed with him. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: The Creator of the Jungle

A Spanish man spends decades building monumental structures in the forest in order to escape civilization. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: The Infinite Man

Time loops, misunderstandings and eluding your other selves all figure in this Australian comedy about a scientist trying to win back his girlfriend. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: Clouds of Sils Maria

A wholly captivating and unusual film about acting, aging and the relationships between women from director Olivier Assayas. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: Welcome to Me

Deadpan Kristen Wiig is hilarious as a woman who creates a wild and out of control TV show after winning millions. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: Hope and Wire

Hope and Wire (directed by Gaylene Preston) is a compelling docu-drama about the 2010/2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Still Life

A London council worker (John May), who leads a careful and quiet life, has the unusual job of locating the next of kin for the unclaimed dead, and for those with no kin, he creates ceremonies and narratives based on items from their homes. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Regarding Susan Sontag

A thorough and stylish biographical documentary about the influential American writer. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: Heaven Knows What

In Heaven Knows What (directed by Joshua & Benny Safdie), the characters are young street people who spend their time saying fuck, stealing, trying to score drugs or alcohol, figuring out where they're going to sleep, and engaging in melodrama. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: The Princess of France

A very loose adaptation of Shakespeare sees a web of tangled romances in this Argentine film. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: Listen Up Philip

Jason Schwartzman is Philip, a successful writer and a pain in the ass. more »

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2014: Everything Will Be

In Everything Will Be (directed by Julia Kwan), the story flips between the old and the new of Vancouver's fast-changing Chinatown, with the focus on the rich community of characters that live and work there. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Looking for the Light: Jane Bown

In Looking for the Light: Jane Bown (about British photographer Jane Bown), we get to see her portraits of some of the world’s most famous faces like Samuel Beckett, Bertrand Russell, Mick Jagger, the Queen and more. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America

Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (directed by Rodrigo H. Vila) chronicles the life and achievements of Mercedes Sosa, an Argentinian singer whose funeral in 2009 provoked a mass outpouring of grief that included the declaration of three day more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Exit

An unhappy Taiwanese woman living in a worn and grimy apartment with her daughter, who rarely comes home, and her unresponsive husband, who works in another city, finds comfort in a strange relationship. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Casa Grande

A rich but decadent family spirals downward toward bankruptcy while the teenage son (Jean) breaks out of the overprotected family cocoon and steps into the world of social, racial and economic diversity in chaotic Rio de Janeiro. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Walking Under Water

The film Walking Under Water (directed by Eliza Kubarska) centers around two members of the Badjao tribe of sea nomads in the Sulu and Celebes sea. more »

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Food Chain

In economics, monopsony is the condition where there is one buyer for many sellers so that the purchaser can dictate terms to its suppliers. This is the big word used and the big situation described in Food Chains (directed by Sanjay Rawal). more »

Arts Reviews

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