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Big and dumb Hobbs & Shaw; smart Amateurs and a director's story and dreams in animation
And more: a calming Little Forest, a Free Trip to Egypt to connect with Muslims and two Film Noirs by a woman director
Aug 2nd, 2019
Tarantino’s Hollywood vision, one President who was stopped and women who demand to sail
Also: how propaganda really works, an old man’s dreams of space travel and this year’s film noir opener
Jul 25th, 2019
Romance under stress, Nicole Kidman with a different look and the King Arthur story for modern kids
Also some animated fun from Quebec and an inscrutable film with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
Jan 24th, 2019
Women of various types, in Atomic Blonde, Lady Macbeth and a typical film noir
Also a film series about faith and transcendence visits traditional healers in the Amazon and blares against noise pollution everywhere
Jul 27th, 2017
Johnny Depp gets evil in Black Mass, climbers perish on Everest and A Hard Day is great fun
An Asian man from Reno, another dystopian future for teens and a couple of faith-based films fill out the schedule
Sep 17th, 2015
Rockin’ Meryl Streep, creepy 'Gift', the Vancouver birth of Greenpeace and brilliant 'Shaun the Sheep'
There’s also deadpan humour from Norway in "1001 Grams" and a mystery dud, "Dark Places", undone by too much plot.
Aug 7th, 2015
19 Zwart Straat: a short film for the broken-hearted
The latest short film from Vancouver director Machete Cortez, a short film noir for the broken-hearted.
Jun 4th, 2013
Short films, live art and a fountain of chocolate at Crazy 8s screening gala
The event showcases six new short films that were created by some of Vancouver’s talented up-and-coming filmmakers. The films range from noir thrillers, to dramatic comedies and science fiction.
Feb 19th, 2013
More VIFF picks: films to see Monday and Tuesday
A young boy from Africa is on the run from police in Le Havre, the French port city and this charming film playing at VIFF.
Oct 9th, 2011
The Tempest, The Change-Up, Another Earth, plus horror in a tunnel and film noir angst
Ben Whishaw as Ariel and Helen Mirren as Prospera in a reworked The Tempest. How does Shakespeare’s last play fare with them? (Read more)
Aug 5th, 2011