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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.
Ruba Nadda (Cairo Time) delivers layers of fear and distress with this taut psychological thriller. Helen (Patricia Clarkson) is a doctor mourning the recent death of her husband (Callum Keith Rennie) when Will (Scott Speedman) arrives at her cabin, badly injured by a gunshot. Clarkson’s performance is nuanced and compelling and you won’t soon forget Tim Roth as the relentless villain.
An African village is the stage for a story of oppression and hope.
While posted at a remote lighthouse, a disfigured sailor is besieged by a strange storm.
Terrance Odette’s (Heater, Saint Monica, Sleeping Dogs) drama centres on a Catholic priest (Michael Murphy) in a Niagara Falls parish whose world is turned upside down after he receives a letter alleging sexual transgression. Our sympathies are put to the test as he comes to terms with his memories and deals with the fallout.
Ruth (Sonja Bennett, who also penned the screenplay) fakes being pregnant to fit in with her child-rearing friends. This uproarious comedy from Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) will have you cringing in between fits of uncontrollable laughter as Ruth’s web of lies becomes increasingly tangled. The road to acceptance has never been so baby-bumpy; you’ll be laughing until you birth. Sorry, burst.
A first aid attendant is called into action in an Okanagan mill town.
Out of his depth in a fight for a girl’s affections, Adam issues a challenge to his rival.
Nicole (Julianne Côté ) has some growing up to do in this sweetly absurd, wryly comic third feature from Stéphane Lafleur (Continental, a Film Without Guns). Vibrantly shot in textured black-and-white 35mm, the appealing dramedy displays a disciplined visual sense, a good ear for dialogue and characters that become more endearing as the episodic action progresses. "Unconventional and slyly entertaining…"—Screen
The journey of a toy car takes us on a memorable journey through time and across generations in rural Quebec.
A stubborn teenager with hypersensitive hearing tries to prove herself during an internship at an acoustics lab.
As a woman and her dog go about their day, our understanding of their relationship shifts dramatically.
A kid and his Big Brother mess around in the streets of a metropolis.
In need of cash for a lifesaving operation, a senior schemes to rig a bingo game.
There’s one thing a deaf teenager would like to hear more than anything else…
In his latest incendiary investigative documentary, Harold Crooks (Surviving Progress) examines the sordid history of offshore tax havens and the dire contemporary ramifications of such corporate malfeasance. It seems that it’s big business’ world and we’re just picking up the tab. But how long can the middle class and poor bear the tax burden? This is shocking look at an unsustainable system poised to implode.
Can thousands of carefully synchronized gestures and movements recreate an overall choreography?
A little girl believes that a homeless man is the reincarnation of her recently flushed goldfish.
On Noah’s Ark, the animals discover the darker side of their natures and things get unholy very fast.
Bernie Custis, 83, was the first black quarterback in professional football. This is his story.
A broken family learns to cope when their autistic son shows them everything they need—without saying a word.