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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.

Philippe Falardeau

(Guibord, s'en va-t-en guerre)
Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Canadian Images
Director: Philippe Falardeau

Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar) returns with an energetic, laugh-out-loud political comedy that couldn’t be more timely. Steve Guibord (Patrick Huard, brilliant) is an independent Quebec MP travelling to his northern riding with a new Haitian intern. Soon after finding themselves caught in the crossfire of activists, miners, truckers, politicians and Aboriginal groups, it turns out that Guibord somehow holds the decisive vote in a national debate that will decide whether Canada will go to war in the Middle East! The fabulous Suzanne Clément co-stars.

Aboriginal / First Nations, Comedy, Politics

René Féret

Duration: 96 mins
Country of Origin: France,Russia, 2015
Spotlight on France
Director: René Féret

This assured, astute biopic from the late René Féret actually winds its way through an entire formative decade for the physician-turned-playwright (Nicolas Giraud) as he discovers his voice and purpose, and intrigues us at every turn. “This can be credited not only to Féret’s precise writing and direction but also to the strength of Giraud as a performer, as he manages to project his character’s emotions with just a look or the tiniest of facial movements.”—Hollywood Reporter

Fine Arts or Theatre, Biography, Family Relations, Literary (inc. Adaptations)

Sandrine Feydel

(Nature, le nouvel Eldorado de la finance)
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Nonfiction Features
Director: Sandrine Feydel

Do pollinating bees have a market value? Can we put a price on the Amazon Rainforest? These are not hypothetical questions, as Denis Delestrac and Sandrine Feydal’s clear-eyed and rigorously researched investigation shows. Under the guise of protecting nature, banks and multinationals—with the blessing of the UN, Europe and many NGOs—are mounting new financial markets that exploit "environmental protection" as a moneymaking enterprise. This occasionally chilling documentary makes explicit just how the financial world does indeed see nature as the new Eldorado…

Economics & Globalization, Environment, VIFF Impact

David Findlay

Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Canadian Shorts
Director: David Findlay

After having seen his estranged uncle on the bus for the first time in years, Eric weighs the merits and risks of reaching out.

David Fine

Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1987
Canadian Images
Director: David Fine

Patricia Font

(Café para Llevar)
Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Spain, 2015
International Shorts
Director: Patricia Font

An innocent stop at a coffee bar goes sideways after an unexpected encounter with an old flame.


Amanda Forbis

Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2011
Canadian Images
Director: Amanda Forbis

Kaya Fox

Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
International Shorts
Director: Kaya Fox

Spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan gives us a new perspective on Charlie Chaplin.

Michel Franco

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: France,Mexico, 2015
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Michel Franco

Tim Roth delivers an understated performance as a hospice nurse whose selfless devotion to the terminally ill sometimes distorts into more inscrutable behaviour in Michel Franco’s deft character study. Recalling Michael Haneke’s Amour in its unsentimental depiction of life’s closing chapters, this mesmerizing psychological drama also examines the heavy toll exacted on this caregiver who’s at ease with impending death but at a loss with life. “A captivating work.”—Screen

Drama, Health, Disabilities & Mortality, Mystery

Kathrin Frey

(Die Formel)
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Switzerland, 2015
International Shorts
Director: Kathrin Frey

An exemplary employee in an old Swiss archive starts responding to all orders with, "I would prefer not to." Melville’s famous phrase has fatal consequences.


Fantavious Fritz

Duration: 20 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Canadian Shorts
Director: Fantavious Fritz

A missing cat observes fleeting moments of human life in a suburban neighbourhood before taking up with a woman nearing her end.

Fujikawa Fumito

Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Fujikawa Fumito

Shot in Miyoshi and nearby Hiroshima, Fujikawa’s exquisitely crafted debut feature is a kind of coming-of-age story. It centres on junior-high-schooler Yuta’s summer: when not searching for fossils of ancient whales and shellfish, he has to cope with a friend moving away, his mother taking a new partner and his grandfather dying. The non-pro cast is great, and so is the integration of documentary elements, but the real star is Fujikawa himself, a master in the making. Tony Rayns