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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.

Ishii Takashi

Duration: 130 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Ishii Takashi

Ishii’s Gonin (VIFF 1995) set the standard for neo-noir gangster movies. Gonin Saga brings the story up to date, first by showing what happened next, then by having some of the sons of the original mavericks mount another raid on the Goseikai—again provoking violent reprisals. It’s all kinda complicated (check the original on DVD as prep!), but all the acts of treachery and betrayal cohere into an ultra-hard-boiled vision of “yakuza DNA.” Tony Rayns

Crime, Film Noir, Action, Thrills & Suspense

Jonathon Iskov

Duration: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2015
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Jonathon Iskov

Cecil the mantis goes on his terrifying first date. (This project was produced at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.)

Allison Ives

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
International Shorts
Director: Allison Ives

A journey through adolescence—that runs into the edges of a small town.

Iwasaki Hirotoshi

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Series:
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Iwasaki Hirotoshi

Made from 20 loops used in an installation. Dark, indeed. Grand Prix, Holland Animation Festival 2015. (TR)