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VIFF 2017

VIFF 2017: Dina

A documentary love story from the 'non-typical' end of the neurological spectrum which is honest and intimate without exploiting its subjects. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: Maineland

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

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

VIFF 2017: "The Killing of a Sacred Deer"

A perfectly pitched absurdist parable, at once chilling and comic, from Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

Digging beneath the surface of a classic Hollywood star who had a secret talent for invention. Read more

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy"

A look at the recent work of landscape artist Andy Goldsworthy, whose visually stunning works engage with nature, examining time and timelessness, creativity and decay. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: 24 Frames

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

Kris Rothstein's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Shadowman"

A fascinating documentary about pioneering New York City street artist (and former Vancouverite) Richard Hambleton, a contemporary of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: "The Other Side of Hope"

The latest from Finnish director Aki Kaurismäki is a gem, his trademark deadpan humor perfectly balanced with a wry compassion. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

VIFF 2017: "Lucky"

Harry Dean Stanton's final film, a fitting send-off for one of the great character actors. Read more

Michael Hayward's Blog

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