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Kris Rothstein

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

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VIFF 2019: Raf

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

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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

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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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VIFF 2019: MODES 1

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

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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: Neutra - Survival Through Design

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

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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

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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

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VIFF 2019: Cranks

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

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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

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VIFF Live—Beyond the Screen

The traditional cinematic experience is expanding to include live scoring, narrated documentaries and multimedia shows. Thoughts on new directions in storytelling and VIFF Live highlights from programmer Ken Tsui. Read more

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PuSh Festival 2019: Race Cards

A provocative art installation invites viewers to think about questions of race: in their lives, in the arts and in the wider world. Read more

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PuSh Festival 2019: Marginal Consort

A legendary Japanese improvisational quartet creates sounds both mesmerizing and unexpected. Read more

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PuSh Festival 2019: 100 Keyboards

A deep, immersive sound collage develops over an hour and a half, produced by toy keyboards. Read more

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VIFF 2018: Dreaming Under Capitalism

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

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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 Live—Beyond the Screen

The traditional cinematic experience is expanding to include live scoring, narrated documentaries and multimedia shows. Thoughts on new directions in storytelling and VIFF Live highlights from programmer Ken Tsui. Read more

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VIFF 2017: 24 Frames

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

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