Search VIFF Films

Im Kwontaek

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: South Korea, 2014
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Im Kwontaek


Sep 30 11:45 am
Oct 06 09:00 pm

Im Kwontaek’s 102nd film is no less compelling than any of his earlier masterworks. Ahn Songgi stars as a company director who knows better than to develop a crush on his new woman marketing manager—especially while caring for his dying wife. Elegantly shot, this is a wise and worldly film, all the more moving for its subtlety and emotional restraint. Tony Rayns

Family Relations

Ishii Yuya

(Vancouver no Asahi)
Duration: 134 mins
Country of Origin: Japan,Canada, 2014
High School Outreach
Director: Ishii Yuya


Sep 29 06:30 pm
Oct 04 02:30 pm
Oct 10 01:00 pm

Back in the 1930s, in Vancouver’s old Japantown, a group of Canadian-born kids launched their own baseball team, the Asahi. Ishii’s lavish-scale entertainment chronicles their battles against failure, racism and prejudice—and the brief moment of triumph they enjoyed before Pearl Harbor changed everything. An epic tale, rich in humour and humanity. Tony Rayns

History, Human Rights, Immigration, Sport, Youth Under 18 May Attend