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VIFF 2018: Dreaming Under Capitalism

In this conceptual film, Belgians relate dreams about work. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2018: United Skates

Roller skating is still going strong in America, but the predominantly African-American roller-rink culture is threatened by racist policy. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Shirkers

Sandi Tan tells the story of the strange and ambitious film she made in Singapore in the 1990s, and how it was lost and found. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Amateurs

Hilarity and social activism in a Swedish town when the local teenagers are invited to make a promotional film. Read more

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VIFF 2018: This Mountain Life

A mother and daughter undertake a months-long, dangerous trek from Vancouver to Alaska across the Coast Mountains. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Djon África

A member of the diaspora returns to Cape Verde for a low-key and impressionist homecoming. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Science Fair

Funny, charismatic and unbelievably smart high school students aspire to win at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Canadian Short Films

Every kind of film under the sun: dozens of shorts explore personal history, landscape, memory and pathos. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2018: Le Grand Bal

Wild and riotous French people dance all night long to fiddles and hurdy-gurdies and pipes. Read more

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VIFF 2018: The Proposal

A searing artistic investigation into who should own and control creative output. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Spice It Up

No one gets Rene's student film about teen girls who join the army, but will sacrificing her very specific vision mean better art or the loss of something flawed but worthwhile? Read more

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VIFF 2018: N.O.N.

Greg wanders around Vancouver, looking for a job. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Relaxer

Wow, what the heck is happening in this totally engrossing tale about a loser who sits on a couch? Read more

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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. Read more

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VIFF 2017: "At the End of the Tunnel"

A paraplegic engineering technician in Buenos Aires rents rooms to an exotic dancer; bank heist ensues. Read more

Michael Hayward'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. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Faces Places"

Veteran filmmaker Agnès Varda and photographer/muralist JR travel the back roads of rural France in a mobile photo booth. Read more

Michael Hayward'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. Read more

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VIFF 2017: Maineland

Chinese teens get their look at America from a rural Maine boarding school in this impressionistic documentary. Read more

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VIFF 2017: "Loveless"

A loveless marriage in its final throes, with tragic consequences. Another powerful drama from Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

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