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VIFF 2019: Krabi, 2562

Experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers collaborates with Anocha Suwichakornpong on this very weird project set in a Thai coastal city. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: Raf

An oddball introvert is transformed through an intense relationship with a charismatic but manipulative friend. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: "The Painted Bird"

Václav Marhoul’s bleak and brutal film version of Jerzy Kosiński’s 1965 novel, about a young boy traveling alone through a landscape in the throes of war. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

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VIFF 2019: Pop-Up Magazine

The 'live magazine' show brought stories of a cow on the loose in Alaska, energy healers in Arizona, an uncle who was a disco star in the Philippines, and the secret joy of the televised car chase. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: "Joan of Arc"

Controversial French auteur Bruno Dumont's take on the Joan of Arc story, a sequel to his 2017 film Jeannette, l'enfance de Jeanne d'Arc. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2019: "Sorry We Missed You"

A working class family living in Newcastle-upon-Tyne struggles to stay afloat, in a new film from director Ken Loach. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2019: Water Over Glass

Jason Zumpano, a Vancouver musician and composer, creates dreamy vintage-inspired music as inspiration for four filmmakers in this collaborative work. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: MODES 1

A collection of experimental short films encourages immersion in image and sound. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: "Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom"

A young Bhutanese teacher, wrestling with his commitment to that career, is sent to the remote Himalayan village of Lunana, to fulfill the final year of his contract. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2019: Varda by Agnès

In her final film, Frech filmmaker Agnès Varda explains her approach to art and creativity with attention to detail and joy. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: "The Lighthouse"

A new black and white horror from from Robert Eggers, filmed in Nova Scotia and starring Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson, which—while not a satire—has a lot of fun playing with the genre's tropes. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2019: Marghe and Her Mother

Iranian filmmaker Mohsen Makhmalbaf has a new film, made in Italy, and it is utterly original and makes a long-lasting impression. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: Nomad - In the Footsteps of Bruce Chatwin

Werner Herzog memorializes Bruce Chatwin, in a fantastic film. “I will follow a similar erratic quest for wild characters, strange dreamers and big ideas about the nature of human existence.” Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: Neutra - Survival Through Design

A modernist architect gets his due in this stylish documentary. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: Fourteen

A woman watches the decline of an old friend over the period of a decade in this experiment in low-key realism. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: MS Slavic 7

A young woman investigates correspondence between two poets in the mid twentieth-century: her great-grandmother and the Nobel prize nominee Józef Wittlin. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019: Cranks

An artsy ode to weirdos and the city of Winnipeg, inspired by a notorious call-in radio show. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019 preview: "One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk"

The latest feature film from Inuk director Zacharias Kunuk ("Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner") dramatizes a key moment from Inuit oral history: a 1961 encounter on spring sea ice, between Noah Piugattuk, an Inuit camp leader, and an Indian Agent. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2019: L.A. Tea Time

French-Canadian filmmaker Sophie Bédard Marcotte's documentary takes us on a road trip to Los Angeles in search of artistic direction. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2019 preview: "Miel-Emile"

An absorbing portrait of Emile Raaijmakers, also known as Miel, who lives a solitary life in the eastern Pyrenees of France. Miel-Emile, now almost 80 years of age, reflects upon the events of his life, and describes his personal philosophy. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

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