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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 series of sticky notes make for a very difficult workday.
It’s not easy to brave the gaze of others at the beach when your body still bears the traces of a tragic event.
Accompanying teen brothers on their daily routine of complicity and intimidation, Star tackles themes of identity and friendship.
Spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan gives us a new perspective on Charlie Chaplin.
When a Quebecois mother enters her four-year-old daughter in a Florida beauty pageant, a game of cat-and-mouse commences.
A journey through adolescence—that runs into the edges of a small town.
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
First he stole her breakfast, then he wouldn’t let her on the bus… why doesn’t she do anything about it? (This project was produced with Reel Youth mentors and the support of the United Way.)
A Christian rocker-turned-youth-pastor follows his favourite youth-group member to college in order to monitor his moral integrity.
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.
Faye Farber, 85 years old, has a movie star attitude and whole lot of spirit. (This project was produced with Reel Youth mentors and the support of Revera.)
After starting Grade 7 with an “F,” Nell looks to find solace in pancakes. She and Angie just need one last ingredient.
For decades, The Dollhouse stood in a frozen field just off of a prairie highway. Then, a match was lit and it was lost forever.
When her camping trip is ruined by a storm, a woman takes refuge in an empty summer home—and finds what she’s been looking for.
If you can’t take the nudity and coarse language, stay out of Salam Kahil’s deli. The moment Lewis Bennett’s fascinating documentary takes us inside the shop, the hilariously crass Salam lets fly with a barrage of profane insults and ribald anecdotes. As he rewrites his own history on a whim, we’re left to wonder how an irascible Lebanese male escort actually ended up in Surrey serving the largest sandwiches known to man. With humour and humanity, Bennett unearths the truth.
Overwhelmed by past mistakes, a young man returns home and finds solace in the strength of his recently widowed mother.
An exploration of the complex relationship between a father and daughter, employing animation, re-enactments and archival photos.
The one thing Josephine (“Jo”) Bradley believes about herself is that she’s a good cop. Suddenly, the body of Charles Xie, the reformed junkie son of a prominent billionaire, is found ritualistically buried. Charles’s case get assigned to Jo on one of the worst days of her life, following a cancer diagnosis and a difficult decision about treatment. Given this news, she is forced to put her personal issues aside when she goes head-to-head with the tyrannical and powerful patriarch, Li-Rong Xie. Risking her career, Jo will tear the Xie family apart and reveal long held secrets in order to solve the murder of their youngest son.
An “intertidal artist” ambitiously crafts a memorial out of the marine debris from the great East Japan earthquake and tsunami that washes ashore in Tofino.
“We’ve come this evening to bring you some joy, happiness, inspiration, and some pos-i-tive vi-brations,” Mavis Staples tells concertgoers at the opening of this irresistible portrait of the irrepressible gospel/soul legend—a vow the movie delivers on. The Staples Singers married gospel and delta blues in the 50s, sang Freedom songs for the civil rights movement in the 60s, and topped the charts with “Respect Yourself” and “I’ll Take You There” in the 70s. Interviewees include Bob Dylan and Jeff Tweedy but it’s Mavis’s huge voice that does the real talking.