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VIFF 2016

VIFF 2016: Gimme Danger

The story of the Stooges, one of rock's great bands. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Paterson"

A sweet, eccentric, and nearly perfect film about poetry, English bulldogs, Ohio Blue Tip Matches, and Paterson, New Jersey. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "I Called Him Morgan"

Bebop jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan had been resurrected: back from his heroin addiction and playing as good as ever. Until one snowy, fatal night in New York City, 1972. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Personal Shopper"

Kristen Stewart stars in a new film from French director Olivier Assayas, in a story that genetically recombines elements of both the thriller and horror genres. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: All This Panic

Seven teens in Brooklyn bare all to the camera. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: American Honey

A group of misfits are on the road, trying to make a buck, in this portrait of America which is as dystopic as any sci-fi novel. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: "The Death of Louis XIV"

Doctors and courtiers hover anxiously in the wings as the Sun King, Louis XIV, suffers through the final stages of gangrene. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "The Last Family"

A fascinating take on the biopic genre, presenting the life—idiosyncratic, oddly charming, and ultimately tragic—of Polish surrealist painter Zdzisław Beksiński, between 1977 and 2005. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Maliglutit (Searchers)"

A harrowing story of brutality, kidnapping and revenge from the director of "Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner", shot entirely in the Artic and in the Inuktitut language. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "RiverBlue"

A look at the damaging environmental effects on the rivers of the world, caused by the textile and tanning industries, with "fast fashion" and blue jeans the primary culprits. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "The Trap (Ottaal)"

Kuttappayi, an orphan, lives a life of rural poverty with his grandfather in Kuttanad, south India. When his grandfather falls ill, his future must be decided. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Weirdos"

It's July of 1976, and 15-year-old Kit is running away from the small Cape Breton town of Antigonish, heading for the big city: Sydney, NS, where his glamorous, artistic mother lives. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: Weirdos

A low-key new story from Bruce McDonald—teen friends find themselves on a trip from Antigonish to Sydney, Nova Scotia. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: "Strangers on the Earth"

A professional cellist decides to walk the Camino—a 600-mile journey across northern Spain—carrying his cello on his back. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2016: Yarn

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2016: Barakah Meets Barakah

Yes, Saudi Arabians can make romantic comedies. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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