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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: 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

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VIFF 2019: Varda by Agnès

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

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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

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Jon Snyder

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

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JFL NorthWest 2018: Maria Bamford

Comedy genius enraptures loving fans. Yes, I'm biased. Read more

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VIFF 2017: Good Luck

A long haunting (and amazing) documentary film shot at two very different mines - one in Serbia and one in Suriname. Read more

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VIFF 2017: Forest Movie

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

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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. Read more

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PuSh Fetival 2018: Foxconn Frequency (no. 3)

Cacophony and spectacle in a truly genre-defying work of lights, noise, numbers and keyboards. Read more

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Paul Blakemore

PuSh Fetival 2018: History History History

Deborah Pearson screens a Hungarian political satire about soccer interspersed with commentary and a family quest. Read more

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VIFF 2016: Harold and Lillian, A Hollywood Love Story

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

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VIFF 2016: Yarn

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

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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. Read more

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VIFF 2016: Barakah Meets Barakah

Yes, Saudi Arabians can make romantic comedies. Read more

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VIFF 2016: Portrait of a Garden

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

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The VQFF program called Lovesong a story about two women “on the edge of something exciting,” but the most enjoyable parts of the film were the little things. Read more

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