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Vancouver International Film Festival

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 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 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

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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 New Romantic

Sexual politics in the age of Tinder are portrayed with skill and insight in this Canadian comedy about a young woman who contemplates becoming a sugar baby. 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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