Review: Ida

A mesmerizing and moving new film from Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski tells the story of a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, who learns a troubling secret about her family's past. more »

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Review: Lars von Trier's "Nymphomaniac"

Lars von Trier’s latest film, Nymphomaniac, confirms his dual role as one of contemporary cinema’s leading auteur/provocateurs. more »

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VIFF 2012: Amour

This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a whimper. more »

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VIFF 2012: How to Grow a Band

How to go from bluegrass roots to a "concertgrass" string quintet in easy stages. more »

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VIFF 2012: Leviathan

If you've been looking for "eye-level sloshing fish viscera", this is your film. more »

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VIFF 2012: The Minister

French politicians gliding through the corridors of the Élysée Palace like sharks. more »

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VIFF 2012: Nuala

A life lived passionately, if not always wisely. more »

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VIFF 2012: Abu, Son of Adam

Abu and Aisumma prepare to make their pilgrimage to Mecca. more »

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VIFF 2012: El Gusto

The Buena Vista Social Club of the Casbah more »

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VIFF 2012: Valley of Saints

A look behind the picture-postcard setting of present day Kashmir. more »

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VIFF 2012: Gainsbourg by Gainsbourg: An Intimate Self Portrait

The story of the Frog Prince, told in his own words. more »

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VIFF: Patience (After Sebald)

An exploration of author W. G. Sebald and his book "The Rings of Saturn" more »

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The Big Books Bailout

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Why, I was talking about this with Nelson only yesterday!

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VIFF: Certified Copy

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VIFF: The Tree

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VIFF: Around a Small Mountain

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VIFF notes: “Do I look like Wallace Shawn?”

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VIFF: Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives

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From our “Great Literary Adaptations That Got Away” department

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