Losing her long battle with cancer, beloved Vancouver actress Babz Chula journeys to India to undergo ayurvedic healing. Anne Wheeler’s compassionate documentary keeps us at Babz’s side during her final months. "A hard, often unflinching look at ’the art of dying,’ Chi fully earns the tears you’ll likely be shedding."—Globe & Mail
A window to the life of Vancouver graffiti artists.
Bursting out of the starting blocks, Chloé Robichaud’s debut feature is a breathless account of a fiercely driven runner (Sophie Desmarais) who’s tripped up while navigating a romantic obstacle course. As the athletically gifted, socially stunted Sarah, Desmarais impresses with displays of physical prowess offset by the slightest, most revealing gestures.
A familiar river brings back old memories for a man. The last time he was there, it was with a girl. And they wanted very different things.
Set to bombastic symphonics, and incorporating elements of surrealism and cubism, this bold piece explores the ties between art and war.
The paths of four troubled souls intersect inside an unassuming department store in Gia Milani’s romantic tragicomedy. Commanding fantastic performances from her stellar cast—Karine Vanasse, Emily Hampshire, Kevin Zegers and Cory Monteith in his final film role—Milani shows that there are right and wrong ways to love, and that learning the difference is a worthy struggle. Canadian Images Opening Film.
While researching her first serious role, a ’tween starlet doesn’t realize just how far from safety she’s strayed.
Riding shotgun with biologist Alexandra Morton, documentarian Twyla Roscovich details the dangerous viruses that are flourishing in BC’s wild salmon and our government’s efforts to suppress evidence of this epidemic. An alarming document of our elected officials working against our best interests, this exposé is a must-see for every British Columbian.
In the blink of an eye, an unassuming stretch of Russian countryside becomes a historical site. And only a girl and her grandmother are there to witness it.
A man’s desperate attempt to remember someone’s name sparks a frantic, fantastical game show in the recesses of his brain.
The perils of online dating become readily apparent when a disastrous first encounter segues from awkwardness to anarchy.
A noir-tinged journey into Montreal’s red light district, where a score is about to be settled in a cut-rate strip club.
An intimate, ephemeral character study of a disaffected girl being shuttled between foster homes and taking refuge in her memories.
In Matt Johnson’s conceptually daring debut, a high school movie geek’s power fantasies about exacting revenge on his tormentors spill over into reality and spiral out of control. "The most empathetic and human portrait of bullying, and its deadly consequences, ever put on film.”—Huffington Post. Winner, Best Narrative Feature, Slamdance 2013.
A brief (and extremely odd) encounter between a lonesome farmer (Jesse Zubot) and a Chinese tourist who’s lost her way.
How we wish we responded.
A standard issue interrogation scene takes a dramatic turn when the players are asked to not only establish motive but also find their motivation.
In turns sensuous and sinister, Yonah Lewis and Calvin Thomas’ entrancing, atmospheric character study unfolds in an isolated, snowbound cabin within which a woman is plagued by grief, illness and a supernatural presence. "Viewers who are unafraid to venture into cinema’s darkest hinterlands will be impressed by what they discover here."—Grid
Director Louise Archambault avoids the obvious traps in this thoughtful telling of the love between Gabrielle, a young woman affected by a neurodevelopmental disorder, and a boy she meets through her choir. With the stirring participation of famous Quebec singer Robert Charlebois, this is a crowd-pleaser with integrity. Winner, Audience Award, Locarno 2013.
Danishka Esterhazy’s provocative and challenging film is a tale of survival against all odds, updating the story of Hansel and Gretel to reflect some grim contemporary realities: single parenthood, substance abuse, child neglect, pedophilia and serial murder. It’s a potent mix, and the performances are superb.