VIFF Short Forum: Program 3
The camera eye knows no bounds in these stories that push the limits of gravity and grace.
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Dancing in the Dust
The debut feature from the award-winning writer-director of A Separation and A Hero is an original morality tale about a passionate young man who foolishly decides that hunting snakes in the desert is the most expedient route to paying off his debts.
Close to Vermeer
In the run-up to the largest Vermeer exhibition ever at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, a cast of curators set out in search of what makes a Vermeer truly Vermeer.
T.S. Eliot's The Four Quartets
Sophie Fiennes' enthralling record of her brother Ralph's monumental one-man performance of one of the key works in 20th Century literature.
The second film from writer-director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation; The Salesman; A Hero) finds a potent dramatic entry point in a grieving father's resistance to granting clemency to the teenager who killed his daughter -- at her urging.
Róise & Frank
A widow is adopted by a stray dog who makes himself right at home. So much so, Róise decides he must be the reincarnation of her late husband Frank. This Irish charmer practically rolls over and insists you tickle its tummy.
The Eight Mountains
Husband and wife team Felix van Groeningen and Charlotte Vandermeersch (who previously collaborated on Broken Circle Breakdown) have lovingly crafted a tender rural epic about two boys, childhood friends, who spend summers together in the Alps.
Sebastien Galina, Geoff Manton, Shelby Manton, Kristoff Duxbury
Geoff Manton, Sebastien Galina, Kent Donguines
Moira Tan, Kent Donguines
Amber Nordstrand, Rowan Landaiche
Kent Donguines is a Filipino-Canadian narrative and documentary filmmaker who runs Aimer Films Inc. based in Vancouver, BC. He produced the award-winning films Iridescence (2017), This Ink Runs Deep (2019), and Watershed (2020), which was featured at Los Angeles Comic Con. He also created the short documentary Kalinga (2020), which had its world premiere at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival. Donguines is an alumnus of the 2021 Norman Jewison Film Program – CFC Producers’ Lab.