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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.

Ermanno Olmi

(Torneranno i prati)
Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Ermanno Olmi

Italian master Ermanno Olmi (Il Posto, The Legend of the Holy Drinker) is the son of a WWI veteran, which may be why his powerful, exquisitely photographed and directed anti-war statement, made to commemorate the centenary of the conflagration, shows such intimate acquaintance with the travails of a group of Italian soldiers facing a suicide mission in the snowy Alps… "A poignant memorial… made with devastating simplicity and painful realism."—Hollywood Reporter

History, War & Espionage

Jenni Olson

Duration: 65 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Nonfiction Features
Director: Jenni Olson

Awash in nostalgia, Jenni Olson’s essay film is cinepoetry at its most eloquent and accessible. Assembling immaculately framed images of California’s beguiling landscapes and architecture, Olson lends mesmerising narration that proves both introspective and amusing as she ruminates on colonialism, Hitchcock’s Vertigo, unattainable love and the impermanent beauty of the world we’ve constructed. Lulling and provocative in turns, this is the assured work of a filmmaker exceedingly comfortable in her celluloid skin and yet eager to uncover new veins of expression.

History, Queer Interest

Steve Oram

Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2015
Altered States
Director: Steve Oram

This deranged debut from Steve Oram (writer-star of Ben Wheatley’s Sightseers) is a lo-fi cinema madhouse stocked with proles gone primitive. In a down-at-heel British suburb, the devolution of man is complete, with communication reduced to grunts and threat displays. Despite the rampant brutishness and balls-to-the-wall partying, love blossoms. Think of this singular, exceedingly strange film as Pink Flamingos-meets-The Tribe if that makes it easier to envision but you still won’t be prepared for what awaits. “A bold new voice in British film is born."—Hollywood Reporter

Experimental & Avant garde, Comedy

Louise Osmond

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2015
Nonfiction Features
Director: Louise Osmond

Louise Osmond’s uplifting documentary tells an underdog tale for the ages. Determined to crash the “sport of kings,” 23 Welsh working-class friends invest everything in a thoroughbred foal, vaulting it from a squalid paddock in a depressed town to the winner’s circle at Wales’ most prestigious horse races. It’s funny, it’s moving, it has a great soundtrack and visual style. "Unforgettable… A shuddering, but delicately handled, exploration of that most basic human desire: to leave a mark and to forge a legacy."—Telegraph

Audience Award Winners, Sport