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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.

Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 1987
Canadian Images
Duration: 17 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2015
International Shorts

A day in the life of José María, a bus driver/drag-queen-performer/family man utterly comfortable in the contradictory worlds he lives in.

Queer Interest
(Goldenes Königreich)
Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: USA,Burma, 2014
Cinema of Our Time

Already orphaned, four young Buddhist monks must again fend for themselves when their head abbot is called away. As otherworldly phenomena manifest within the isolated monastery, Witazara (Shine Htet Zaw) is nominated to investigate. In turn, Brian Perkins’ drama—the first feature shot in newly opened Myanmar—melds spirituality and cinema to poetic effect, opening our eyes to new worlds. "Impressively disciplined… the film’s shimmering imagery never palls…”—Variety

Buddhist Interest
Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Canadian Shorts

Rebecca visits her hippie mother. They dance and it’s mortifying. Rebecca visits her rapper brother. They do drugs and it’s ecstatic.

Duration: 130 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Dragons & Tigers

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
(Zaijian wutuobang)
Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2014
Dragons & Tigers

Nine animated black-and-white screens show Chinese (or are they non-Chinese) utopias? Or are they dystopias? (SK)

Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
International Shorts

This program of shorts highlights stellar acting, and demonstrates how vital this is to the success of a film as a whole, whether a two-hander or an ensemble piece.

(Dokkaebi Bool)
Duration: 24 mins
Country of Origin: South Korea, 2015
Dragons & Tigers

What happens to young marrieds when they let in a generous dokkaebi ghost? (TR)

Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Altered States

Having revitalized the revenge film with the singular Blue Ruin, Jeremy Saulnier returns with a showdown for the ages. After a hardcore band’s anti-Nazi anthem ruffles some white supremacist feathers, they compound their problems by witnessing a grisly crime committed backstage by a skinhead faction (fronted by a wonderfully menacing Patrick Stewart). As roadhouse turns slaughterhouse, Saulnier delivers “a thinking person’s thriller… Visceral and raw…”—Indiewire

Action, Thrills & Suspense
(Torneranno i prati)
Duration: 78 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 2014
Cinema of Our Time

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