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The majority of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival are unrated and you must be 18 and purchase a $2 VIFF membership to attend a screening. However, a selection of films are open to all ages.
Before you make your purchase, please note The Rio is 19+ exclusively with the exception of the rated High School Screenings at this venue.
A portrait of DJ Rhiannon, a rising star and one of a handful of female DJs who’ve “made it” in an industry controlled by men.
Rebecca visits her hippie mother. They dance and it’s mortifying. Rebecca visits her rapper brother. They do drugs and it’s ecstatic.
A surrealist journey, inspired by poetry and set to Balkan beats, that evokes fantastic dreams and passionate nights.
Would god-like powers have solved your childhood problems? This stop-motion memoir suggests that they certainly might’ve helped.
Alexander Carson’s first feature is part coming-of-age story, part art-cinema meditation on photography, souvenirs and collections. The newest offering from North Country Cinema (The Valley Below) conjures a tender and haunting portrait of friendship and faith in the 21st century, following a group of young artists on a search for new mythologies and invoking a cinematic landscape where classical literature collides with new wave aesthetics and 90s pastiche.
Sean Garrity (Lucid, Blood Pressure) returns with a distinctly Canadian comedic drama. An unemployed gambling addict drags his pot-smoking teenage daughter on a road trip to Churchill, Manitoba, in hopes of showing her the Northern Lights before a disorder renders her blind. With a bookie in pursuit, they’re forced to confront each other, their pasts and their respective loves for poker and weed. Starring Jonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Joey King and Kevin Pollak.
After a fateful confrontation during the Iran-Iraq War, two former enemies meet again by sheer chance in Vancouver.
The only thing standing between Micky and her first orgasm are some misguided ideas about healthy female sexuality.
Three men are interviewed for a job that might offer them a new start in life. Their answers grow increasingly revealing…
An ex-cop finds himself in a life-altering dilemma when his old partner rounds him up to take care of some unfinished business.
François Péloquin’s debut is a subtle and charming coming-of-age story. Jérémie (It’s Not Me, I Swear!’s Antoine L’Écuyer) dreams of a very different life from the one awaiting him at the family sawmill (presided over by Roy Dupuis). However, his crazy joyride comes to an end when a fateful mistake shatters his fragile world. Péloquin drafts an impressive chronicle of one teenager’s summertime crucible. “Affecting and beautifully shot.”—Hollywood Reporter
An Indigenous artist’s graffiti comes to life, spawning an odd transformation while revealing the ravages of industrial violence.
A humorous spectacle reveals the fallacy of the selfie while restoring the humanity of the stripped-down “calendar girl.”
When her boyfriend stops making love with her, Jeannette (Marie Brassard) begins an affair with a young co-worker (Francis La Haye). Alas, it turns out that her heart problems are physical as well as metaphorical. When Jeannette inherits the heart of a deceased Malian woman, she’s stalked by the donor’s son (Youssef Camara) who’s convinced that she’s the reincarnation of his late mother… Ryan McKenna’s stylized and nuanced film is sure to delight.
An overworked student is entangled in a wicked problem while trying to nurse a fledgling friendship with a troubled young drug addict.
A missing cat observes fleeting moments of human life in a suburban neighbourhood before taking up with a woman nearing her end.