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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: 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: 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: 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: 24 Frames

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: Forest Movie

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

Kris Rothstein'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

In Search of Indie Films

Why it might be harder to see the next great underground classic film, even in this age of technological plenty. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Short Stay

An understated and unassuming first feature film, which feels almost revolutionary in its combination of well-grounded sense of place and perplexing hero. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Gimme Danger

The story of the Stooges, one of rock's great bands. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Paterson"

A sweet, eccentric, and nearly perfect film about poetry, English bulldogs, Ohio Blue Tip Matches, and Paterson, New Jersey. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "I Called Him Morgan"

Bebop jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan had been resurrected: back from his heroin addiction and playing as good as ever. Until one snowy, fatal night in New York City, 1972. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Personal Shopper"

Kristen Stewart stars in a new film from French director Olivier Assayas, in a story that genetically recombines elements of both the thriller and horror genres. more

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VIFF 2016: All This Panic

Seven teens in Brooklyn bare all to the camera. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: American Honey

A group of misfits are on the road, trying to make a buck, in this portrait of America which is as dystopic as any sci-fi novel. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: "The Death of Louis XIV"

Doctors and courtiers hover anxiously in the wings as the Sun King, Louis XIV, suffers through the final stages of gangrene. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "The Last Family"

A fascinating take on the biopic genre, presenting the life—idiosyncratic, oddly charming, and ultimately tragic—of Polish surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński, between 1977 and 2005. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Maliglutit (Searchers)"

A harrowing story of brutality, kidnapping and revenge from the director of "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner", shot entirely in the Artic and in the Inuktitut language. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

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