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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: 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: All This Panic

Seven teens in Brooklyn bare all to the camera. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Weirdos

A low-key new story from Bruce McDonald—teen friends find themselves on a trip from Antigonish to Sydney, Nova Scotia. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Yarn

Colourful threads weave (puns!) a story from sheep to the great artistic beyond. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Harold and Lillian, A Hollywood Love Story

Colourful look behind the scenes in this tale of an artist and a researcher. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Barakah Meets Barakah

Yes, Saudi Arabians can make romantic comedies. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: The Infinite Flight of Days

Jericó, a small town in the Colombian Andes, is illuminated through the lives of its female elders. Charming, gorgeous, heart-breaking. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Portrait of a Garden

A year of pruning, planting, watering and harvesting in a Dutch estate kitchen garden. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Rainbow Island

An optimistic film about tradition and change on a small Iranian island more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: Above and Below

Young Swiss documentarian Nicolas Steiner has made an intense film about people living in unusual geographies more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: "45 Years"

45 Years is a film about things that have been buried and all but forgotten, and what happens when they are brought into the light once again. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: "Homme Less"

A fascinating documentary that takes us inside the dual lives of a 52-year-old man who is barely hanging onto his dreams in New York City. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: Atlantis & The Royal Road

A perfect pairing of films that force the viewer to make the connections between sometimes random shots and images. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: "Palio"

A wonderfully operatic look at one of the world’s oldest sporting events, a horse race which is held twice a year in a medieval square at the heart of the Tuscan town of Siena. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: Jafar Panahi's Taxi

The banned Iranian director films while driving a cab. Where is the line between drama and reality? more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: “Tricks on the Dead: The Story of the Chinese Labour Corps in WWI”

This docudrama shines light on a forgotten corner of World War I. It also asks questions about the process of "making" History. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2015: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict

A thoughtful and revealing portrait of a woman of influence. more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2015: "Room"

The film adaptation of Emma Donoghue's 2010 novel is only partly successful. more

Michael Hayward's Blog

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