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Chicken For Linda!

Husband and wife duo Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach (The Girl Without Hands) evoke the freewheeling farcical slapstick spirit of Jacques Tati and the palette of Henri Matisse in this sparkling animated gem for all ages.

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Do Not Expect Too Much From the End of the World

Radu Jude takes two days in the life of a stressed Romanian p.a. and gives us an urgent, pissed off, sourly funny polemic on the state of late capitalism. Exploitation, discrimination and hypocrisy are his targets; dialectics are his dynamite.

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Before I Change My Mind

Trevor Anderson's coming of age movie -- set in Edmonton, 1987 -- slyly subverts expectations, embracing complexity and contradiction in its nuanced take on fledgling identities, while delivering laugh-out-loud moments and big emotional showdowns.

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A Matter of Life and Death

In this splendid WWII fantasy, RAF pilot Peter (David Niven) cheats death when his plane is downed over the Channel. Washing up on an English beach, he must plead his case for a life extension in the highest court of them all...

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The Zone of Interest

Glazer's award-winning film follows Hedwig Höss (Sandra Hüller), mother of five, and wife to Rudolph. They live in an idyllic villa with a the bucolic garden, literally a stone's throw from Rudolph's place of work -- he's Camp Commandant at Auschwitz.

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500 Days in the Wild

Ten years ago Dianne Whelan decided to trek across Turtle Island, from the Atlantic to the Pacific and the Arctic Oceans, along the Trans-Canada Trail... All 24, 000 km of it. Little did she know what was in store...

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It’s Time for Our Next Chapter

This summer, we’re upgrading the VIFF Centre’s main theatre, installing immersive sound, state-of-the-art projection, and refurbishing our much-loved seats. With your help, we can showcase exceptional cinema as it deserves to be experienced.


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Pantheon: The Greatest Films of All Time

Pantheon, presented by MUBI, is a monthly series showcasing a selection of the “greatest movies of all time,” inspired by the mother of all film lists, the critics’ poll that has run once a decade in the UK’s Sight & Sound magazine since 1952.

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Individual Tickets $18


Series Pass $120

Film Studies: Screwball Express
Monday Mornings Mar 18 – Apr 29

Put a spring in your step and get the week off to a flying start with VIFF’s new six-part Film Studies course, a celebration of a genuine American art form: Screwball Comedy. Film scholar Michael van den Bos unpacks the conventions of the genre and shines the spotlight on its artists.

Talks will last 25 minutes, followed by a film screening and an audience talk-back.


*VIFF+ members must log in first to receive their series pass discount.

Earth Day | April 22

Celebrate Earth Day with four specially curated screenings at VIFF Centre.

Food, Inc. 2

The team behind the Oscar-nominated 2008 impact documentary, including journalists Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma) and Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), return with an update on our reliance on industrial farming and processed food.

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After working as a tree planter for ten years, Jean-Philippe Marquis decided to explore the intersection of forests and men. Atmospheric, alive, complex, this is one of the definitive BC films of recent times.

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Close the Divide

Energy experts, climate analysts, psychologists, businessmen and behavioural scientists speak to different ways of thinking about the climate crisis in this provocative environmental film.

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A Difficult Year

The latest from the jackpot writing-directing team Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano (Les Intouchables; The Specials) is a buddy comedy which finds a wryly original perspective on the serious theme of climate change denialism.

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…to glimpse: African Cinema Now!

Curated by Nigerian writer and storyteller Ogheneofegor Obuwoma, this monthly series showcases contemporary African cinema that draws inspiration from the continent’s oral and filmic history. Expect an exploration of alternate possibilities—and whispers of the unexpected. Stay tuned for more film announcements.

April Spotlight: Augure

Apr 25 & 26

Using magical realism to paint a portrait of “undesirables” and “sorcerers” in the Congo, Augure (Omen) delves into the intricacies of identity, culture, and belief systems through a deeply rich and visually captivating lens.


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Live performances that push the boundaries of traditional film programming, intersecting cinema culture with music, comedy, podcasting, and performance in unique, cinema-infused live shows.

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First Look Fridays

Enjoy $10 tickets + complimentary tea & coffee at the first Friday matinee screening of these films.

The Great Salish Heist

Created by Orca Cove Media and shot in Cowichan Valley, The Great Salish Heist is a scrappy indie Ocean's 11 with bags of charm and some authentic things to say about cultural colonialism.

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At ten, Tinh and her family are forced to flee Vietnam and eventually find refuge in wintery but welcoming Quebec. A lyrical, warm adaptation of the award-winning novel by Kim Thúy.

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Evil Does Not Exist

After the international success of Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi quietly made this small-scale independent film, a work of simplicity and grace about a rural community and the developers who want to built a "glamping" retreat in the woods.

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