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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: 3 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

First he stole her breakfast, then he wouldn’t let her on the bus… why doesn’t she do anything about it? (This project was produced with Reel Youth mentors and the support of the United Way.)

(Hyaku-en no Koi)
Duration: 114 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2015
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

The fraught and very possibly doomed romance between a dumpy 32-year-old woman and a failing boxer gives 100 Yen Love its storyline, but the film’s focus is on its unlikely heroine, a chronic underachiever who finally discovers something worth getting out of bed for. Take’s command of image and mood couldn’t be better; Ando Sakura is stupendous in the lead. Tony Rayns

Film Noir, Sport, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 98 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2015
Series:
Nonfiction Features

One of the most acclaimed documentaries of the year, Marc Silver’s profound and deeply human investigation of the death of Jordan Davis—an innocent black teen who stopped, with friends, at a convenience store and was shot dead by white man Michael Dunn three-and-a-half minutes later—takes uncommon care to reveal the truth with all the nuance that patient, intelligent filmmaking can produce. The effect is unforgettable and, needless to say, tragically timely.

Audience Award Winners, Crime, Human Rights & Social Justice, VIFF Impact
Duration: 109 mins
Country of Origin: India, 2015
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

October 31, 1984. The day Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh guards and the anti-Sikh riots that followed are etched in India’s collective memory. Shivaji Lotan Patil has fashioned a compassionate thriller about one Sikh family, trapped in their Delhi home, and the lengths they and their Hindu friends go to in order to help the parents and two children survive. Bollywood stars Vir Das and Soha Ali Khan as husband and wife play brilliantly against type.

Drama, History, Human Rights & Social Justice, Politics, Religion, Spirituality & Myth
Duration: 32 mins
Country of Origin: Hong Kong, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

In this prize-winning experimental essay film, a HKer interrogates her estranged parents with acuity, compassion and formal daring. (SK)

Duration: 13 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

An overworked student is entangled in a wicked problem while trying to nurse a fledgling friendship with a troubled young drug addict.

Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2015
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

Two towering performances by screen icons Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay make Andrew Haigh’s slow-burn drama a must-see. A week before their 45th wedding anniversary, the Mercers’ genteel life in the English countryside is threatened when Geoff receives a letter saying that the body of his long-dead first love has been recovered—perfectly preserved—in the Swiss Alps… "Composed with rigour and exactitude and performed with a repressed, heartfelt passion."—Guardian

Drama, Women’s Issues.
Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Kosovo, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

Edon has to find 5 euros, in any way he can.

(600 Millas)
Duration: 85 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2015
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

Gripping and gritty, Gabriel Ripstein’s assured debut is a nimble, intense thriller that delves into cross-border crime. Arnulfo has a tidy little racket going—legally purchasing Arizona firearms and flipping them to Mexican cartels—until he’s targeted by an ATF agent (Tim Roth). Bad luck and even worse decisions conspire to set these two men on a treacherous journey that neither expected and both are wholly unprepared for. “A lean, careful, clever tale…”—Indiewire

Crime, Drama, The Great Divide, Action, Thrills & Suspense
808
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2015
Series:
Arts and Letters

Even if the name means nothing to you, the Roland TR-808 drum machine has played a role in your life. The machine’s dirty bass was the signature sound of the early days of hip-hop and the basis for modern EDM. But don’t take our word for it—Alexander Dunn’s diverse film features testimony from Damon Albarn, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Diplo, Fatboy Slim, Chris Frantz of Talking Heads, Goldie, Rick Rubin, Bernard Sumner, Phil Collins, Pharrell Williams and others. "A must-see."—Rolling Stone. Dedicated to our dear, departed friend, Peter Culley.

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