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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: 16 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

Suddenly hit with a devastating loss, a restless young man struggles to deal with the first stages of grief.

(Chante ton bac d'abord)
Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
Spotlight on France

Documentarian David André follows five teenagers from depressed Boulogne-sur-Mer throughout their final year at school, with the life-determining "baccalauréat" exams awaiting them at the end. Their lives, dreams and ambitions are captured in poetic visuals, in songs that the teenagers themselves provide, and in a captivating mélange of anger, humour, frustration and boredom…"Glee meets To Be and To Have… A touching film, [this] hybrid French docudrama-musical comedy… deserves extra credit for trying to pull off something new."—Hollywood Reporter

Youth Under 18 May Attend
(Chaharshanbeh, 19 Ordibehesht)
Duration: 102 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2015
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

A man offers a significant sum of money to a worthy person in need who comes to his office on May 9 and makes a convincing appeal. But how to deal with the throngs of needy candidates who assemble? How does he decide who’s actually the most worthy? From a simple premise, Vahid Jalilvand employs formal finesse and unforgettably urgent performances (including the great Niki Karimi) to craft a profound study of human nature and social and economic realities.

The Great Divide, Women’s Issues.
Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: Various, 2015
Series:
International Shorts

This program of shorts probes the title question, as well as what can influence our world views and sense of self.

(Longnian wangshi)
Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: China, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

Animated dragons tangle, musicians endure poultry projectiles in the Great Hall of the People and a wise owl knows all. (SK)

Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2011
Series:
Canadian Images
Animation
Duration: 10 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

In this poetic home movie, an unrelated family of four eccentrics is connected by themes of loneliness and isolation.

Duration: 16 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

Joshua’s dull afternoon is upended when his volatile older brother shepherds him through the countryside in search of adventure.

(Maraviglioso Boccaccio)
Duration: 123 mins
Country of Origin: Italy, 2015
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

Boccaccio’s Decameron without sex may seem surprising, but desire, delight and the beauty of youth are everywhere here. A tapestry of colour and the supreme natural beauty of the medieval Italian countryside, Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s resplendent work, set in 1348, features ten young Florentines who hide from the plague in a country villa. To pass the time, they tell stories "that seem to vibrate with erotic passions inflamed by the presence of death."—New Yorker

History, Literary (inc. Adaptations), Style in Film
Duration: 19 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2015
Series:
Canadian Shorts

An Alberta farm town wishes to be frozen in time, much like the taxidermied gophers in its lone tourist attraction.