In this, the first of a new monthly series, ...to glimpse: African Cinema Now!, Mantoa, an 80-year-old woman who has lived her entire life in a small Lesotho village, is forced to venture out into the world and fight for what is right.
Nine-year-old Jamal (a radiant Djamari Roberts) is getting bullied at school and his mum -- a widow -- decides she needs to get him out of Jamaica and educated in Canada, with his grandmother. Only one problem: Jamal is not on board.
The latest from Turkish master Ceylan (The Wild Pear Tree) is a complex, multi-layered and ultimately lacerating portrait of an art teacher stuck in a rural backwater he can't wait to escape, accused of inappropriate behaviour by his favourite pupil.
When a grade 6 student is accused of theft, idealistic young math teacher Ms Nowak decides to set up a sting to find the true culprit... with disastrous results. This Academy Award contender for Best International Film is an ethics master class.
Ava DuVernay's bold, thoughtful and impressive Origin investigates the underpinnings of oppression throughout different cultures and centuries, drawing connections between racism, slavery, the Holocaust, and the caste system in India.
XINEMA presents notes on the colour blue, a series of international and local experimental films that recount experiences of grief, love, distance, and interiority associated or felt through blue hues. Then, Derek Jarman's Blue plays against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally -- his eyesight was failing -- and allegorically.
Do the Oscars® in style at Vancouver's finest movie theatre. Our Red Carpet Gala comes with live in-person commentary from consummate hosts Steven Schelling and David C Jones, who will be emceeing trivia, fun and games from 3pm.
Not one for linearity, Nolan approaches Oppenheimer's life as if it's a Rubik's Cube, a puzzle to piece together first one way and then another until everything clicks into place. It's a big, serious compelling movie engineered with precision.
A monk sends his disciple on a surprising mission in this gentle, joyful Bhutanese comedy offering shrewd reflections from a culture far-removed from our own.
In this palpably authentic slice of Inuit life, two sisters are able to speak up about their experience of trauma as they talk on Zoom during the Covid-19 pandemic. It feels as real as a documentary, but in fact it's scripted by the actors/co-directors.
On the Seine in central Paris, not far from the city’s cultural landmarks, is a huge, floating barge called The Adamant, a psychotherapy day centre with a special focus on art therapy. This tender doc won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale.
In a world where mysterious mutations are gradually evolving humans into animal hybrids in an unpredictable and frightening way, a father tries to protect his 116-year-old son who is starting to acquire beastly characteristics.