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Pather Panchali

Satyajit Ray's first film opened eyes in the West. It's a naturalistic portrait of the childhood of a Brahman child, Apu, growing up in a village far from twentieth century technology in West Bengal.

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The Night of the Hunter

One of the strangest and most beguiling movies you'll ever see, from a poetic, nightmarish novel by Davis Grubb, a fable about two children fleeing from a psychotic evangelical preacher (Robert Mitchum). Charles Laughton's only film as director.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

The Battle of Algiers

French Colonel Mathieu hunts for Algerian resistance leader Ali la Pointe in Pontecorvo's classic, which draws the battle lines between colonialists and Arab insurrectionists in a pulsating, "fly-on-the-wall" documentary style.

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Jacques Tati was modernity's clown; technology his banana skin. Here his alter-ego Monsieur Hulot navigates a sterile Paris that seems designed to thwart his every wish.

VIFF Centre - Vancity Theatre

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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happy audience seated in theatre 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.

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