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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.
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Mix propulsive bhangra beats, blazing AK-47s, bespoke suits, solicitous mothers and copious cocaine, and you have the heady, volatile cocktail that is Deepa Mehta’s latest film, an explosive clash of culture and crime. Jeet Johar (Indian star Randeep Hooda) and his young, charismatic Sikh crew vie to take over the Vancouver drug-and-arms trade in this all-out action/drama. Blood is spilled, heads are cracked, hearts are broken and family bonds are pushed to the brink.
Suddenly hit with a devastating loss, a restless young man struggles to deal with the first stages of grief.
A Christian rocker-turned-youth-pastor follows his favourite youth-group member to college in order to monitor his moral integrity.
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.)
Animated with the director’s own blood, this is a violent poem about ideals worth shedding blood for. Or not.
In this reinterpretation of the myth, Salome composes a piece of electroacoustic music centred on the sound of the male orgasm.
After starting Grade 7 with an “F,” Nell looks to find solace in pancakes. She and Angie just need one last ingredient.
Sonia Boileau’s debut is a taut psychological drama about Lydia, a young Innu woman who works at a convenience store in a small First Nations community in rural Quebec. As she prepares to close up shop one night, a masked robber holds her up at gunpoint. This traumatic experience becomes even more troubling when Lydia recognizes her assailant. She’ll soon have to make a decision that will change the course of her life. “[An] engaging social-issue drama…”—Variety
It’s not easy to brave the gaze of others at the beach when your body still bears the traces of a tragic event.
Nick Waggoner’s gorgeous, gripping documentary captures a decades-long struggle over the future of Jumbo Valley, deep within the raw, rugged Purcell range of B.C.’s Columbia Mountains. Exploring a tug-of-war between a proposed (and long-delayed) $450-million ski resort near Invermere versus community members, conservationists and the Ktunaxa Nation and Shuswap Indian Band who are determined to see Jumbo kept wild, Waggoner’s film documents the fierce ideological battle surrounding how we value land.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
The BC coastal forest is in all its glory as a father and his two daughters drive off to their remote and idyllic getaway home. They have little sense at first of the growing apocalypse that they are leaving in their wake. It will come to them. Ellen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella and Callum Keith Rennie star in this Patricia Rozema-directed adaptation of Jean Hegland’s novel.
More than four decades after Montreal’s infamous Sir George Williams Affair was sparked by allegations of faculty discrimination against black students, Ninth Floor reopens the file on a watershed moment in Canadian race-relations and one of the most contested episodes in the nation’s history. Making an audacious foray into nonfiction, writer and director Mina Shum (Double Happiness) engages the original protagonists in a compassionate cinematic exercise of reckoning and redemption.
Overwhelmed by past mistakes, a young man returns home and finds solace in the strength of his recently widowed mother.
A beautiful experimental tribute to the filmmaker’s grandmother and her people, who’ve survived the trials of history and remained strong.
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.
An exploration of the complex relationship between a father and daughter, employing animation, re-enactments and archival photos.