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VIFF 2014

VIFF 2014: You're Sleeping Nicole

A feature about a lazy summer, shot in lovely black and white by Stephane Lafleur. Read more

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VIFF 2014: Art and Craft

Fantastic documentary about an honest forger and the curator obsessed with him. Read more

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VIFF 2014: The Creator of the Jungle

A Spanish man spends decades building monumental structures in the forest in order to escape civilization. Read more

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VIFF 2014: The Infinite Man

Time loops, misunderstandings and eluding your other selves all figure in this Australian comedy about a scientist trying to win back his girlfriend. Read more

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VIFF 2014: Clouds of Sils Maria

A wholly captivating and unusual film about acting, aging and the relationships between women from director Olivier Assayas. Read more

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VIFF 2014: Welcome to Me

Deadpan Kristen Wiig is hilarious as a woman who creates a wild and out of control TV show after winning millions. Read more

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Hope and Wire (directed by Gaylene Preston) is a compelling docu-drama about the 2010/2011 Christchurch, New Zealand earthquakes. Read more

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: Regarding Susan Sontag

A thorough and stylish biographical documentary about the influential American writer. Read more

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In Heaven Knows What (directed by Joshua & Benny Safdie), the characters are young street people who spend their time saying fuck, stealing, trying to score drugs or alcohol, figuring out where they're going to sleep, and engaging in melodrama. Read more

Arts Reviews

VIFF 2014: The Princess of France

A very loose adaptation of Shakespeare sees a web of tangled romances in this Argentine film. Read more

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VIFF 2014: Listen Up Philip

Jason Schwartzman is Philip, a successful writer and a pain in the ass. Read more

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In Everything Will Be (directed by Julia Kwan), the story flips between the old and the new of Vancouver's fast-changing Chinatown, with the focus on the rich community of characters that live and work there. Read more

Arts Reviews

In Looking for the Light: Jane Bown (about British photographer Jane Bown), we get to see her portraits of some of the world’s most famous faces like Samuel Beckett, Bertrand Russell, Mick Jagger, the Queen and more. Read more

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Mercedes Sosa: The Voice of Latin America (directed by Rodrigo H. Vila) chronicles the life and achievements of Mercedes Sosa, an Argentinian singer whose funeral in 2009 provoked a mass outpouring of grief that included the declaration of three day Read more

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An unhappy Taiwanese woman living in a worn and grimy apartment with her daughter, who rarely comes home, and her unresponsive husband, who works in another city, finds comfort in a strange relationship. Read more

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A rich but decadent family spirals downward toward bankruptcy while the teenage son (Jean) breaks out of the overprotected family cocoon and steps into the world of social, racial and economic diversity in chaotic Rio de Janeiro. Read more

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