Search VIFF Films

Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

While waiting for a bus, a man spies an odd piece of technology and investigates.

Fantasy, Sci-fi & Horror
Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

The journey of a toy car takes us on a memorable journey through time and across generations in rural Quebec.

Duration: 99 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Altered States

When a series of grisly murders plague a low-rent film production, a former master-editor turned whipping boy becomes the prime suspect. Astron-6 (Manborg) film collective members Adam Brooks and Matthew Kennedy write, direct and star in this deranged, debauched ode to ’70s Italian giallo fare. Gore, gratuitous nudity and an inspired guest appearance by Udo Kier make for the perfect late night out.

Comedy, Fantasy, Filmmaking, Sci-fi & Horror, Sex & Eroticism
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 01 09:00 pm
Oct 03 11:15 am

An eminent psychiatrist disappears from his office. The last person to have seen him is Michael, a handsome and seemingly innocuous patient, played here by Xavier Dolan in a tour-de-force performance. The director of the hospital, Dr. Green (Bruce Greenwood), investigates the disappearance but instead uncovers Michael’s dark secrets. Charles Binamé directs this taut psychological drama with a sure and subtle hand.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Health (Mental & Physical)
Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 02 08:30 pm
Oct 10 12:00 pm

The inciting incidents in this riveting collection of inventive short films aren’t for the faint of heart or closed of mind. Industrial accidents, infestations and impending invasions set into motion reincarnation, revolution and musical numbers. Featured films: Bedbugs: A Musical Love Story, Bengal Light, Cutaway, The Hearing, Just Living, Kreb, Pour Retourner, Third Page from the Sun and What Doesn’t Kill You

Animation, Experimental & Avant garde, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Aboriginal / First Nations, Music & Dance, Romance, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: Australia, 2013
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 30 12:45 pm
Oct 07 06:45 pm

A school music-room turf-war threatens to disrupt Ethan’s entire negative world view.

Romance, Youth Under 18 May Attend
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Series:
BC Spotlight

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Oct 01 11:00 am
Oct 03 10:30 am

Director Julia Kwan documents the pivotal changes affecting the culture and economy of Vancouver’s Chinatown, one of the oldest in North America. With humour and sympathy, Kwan introduces us to residents who see their way of living eroding and to others who welcome the transition, including real estate consultant Bob Rennie.

Economics & Globalization, History
(Hui guang zoumingqu)
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Taiwan,Hong Kong, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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Sep 30 06:30 pm

In Chienn Hsiang’s subtle urban drama, the great Chen Shiang-chyi plays Lingzi, whose romantic imagination strains against the boundaries of a downwardly mobile working woman’s life. When she encounters an almost comatose man lying next to her mother-in-law in hospital, she seizes the opportunity to transform her life, one tender, anonymous touch at a time. Winner, Best Feature, Best Actress, Taipei Film Awards 2014. Shelly Kraicer

Audience Award Winners
(La règne de la beauté)
Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 02 03:45 pm
Oct 05 09:15 pm

The latest from Denys Arcand (The Decline of the American Empire, The Barbarian Invasions) is the story of Luke (Éric Bruneau), a brilliant young architect who’s beginning to earn acclaim while leading a peaceful, seemingly perfect life with his wife Stephanie (Mélanie Thierry) in Québec’s Charlevoix region. Invited to sit on a architecture jury in Toronto, he meets a mysterious woman who will change his life…

Fine Arts or Theatre, Drama, Romance, Sex & Eroticism