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The King Tide

The second outstanding release of the spring from St Johns filmmaker Christian Sparkes (Sweetland) is a roiling supernatural fable with shades of Stephen King. A fishing village is blessed by the arrival of a miracle child -- or, perhaps, cursed...

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Wicked Little Letters

Based on a scandal that rocked the UK in 1920, Wicked Little Letters is a slyly subversive contribution to the normally staid genre of British costume drama with Olivia Colman and Jessie Buckley as odd couple friends who have a terrible falling out...

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Sasquatch Sunset

There are apes. And then there are apes. Skirting the planetary ambitions of your Kongs and your Caesars, the family in the new film from the directors of Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter just want a quiet corner of the woods to call their own...

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July Rhapsody

Ann Hui's newly restored 2002 film is a moving and sympathetic portrait of a 40-year-old school teacher (Jacky Cheung) going through a rocky patch with his wife (Anita Mui) while fending off a flirtatious student (Vancouver-born Karena Lam).

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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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...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.

Asian Heritage Month

We’re celebrating Asian Heritage Month at VIFF Centre with a series of exceptional films.

Evil Does Not Exist

After the international success of Drive My Car, Ryûsuke 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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July Rhapsody

Ann Hui's newly restored 2002 film is a moving and sympathetic portrait of a 40-year-old school teacher (Jacky Cheung) going through a rocky patch with his wife (Anita Mui) while fending off a flirtatious student (Vancouver-born Karena Lam).

VIFF Centre - Lochmaddy Studio Theatre

Perfect Days

Widely acclaimed as Wim Wenders' best (fiction) film since his glory days in the 1980s, Perfect Days is a humanist character study, steeped in the director's admiration for the cinema of Yasujiro Ozu.

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Coming Soon

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First Look Fridays

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

Cottontail

Shoplifters star Lily Franky plays Kenzaburo, a widower still deeply traumatized by his wife's passing. Arriving in England to scatter her ashes in Lake Windermere as she has requested, the pig-headed Kenzaburo winds up lost with minimal English.

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Banel & Adama

In this stunning Senegalese tale of amour fou, Banel can scarcely bear to be parted from her beloved -- but the village elders fear her unruly passion is the root of the drought which threatens the village.

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Nobody Wants to Talk About Jacob Appelbaum
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Nobody Wants to Talk About Jacob Appelbaum

Is Jacob Appelbaum a hero, or a villain? An abuser, or a victim? A truth-teller, or a paranoid narcissist? Once the heir apparent to Julian Assange at WikiLeaks, he's now considered persona non grata. But what if the charges against him are false...?

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