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The majority of films in the Vancouver International Film Festival are unrated and you must be 18 and purchase a $2 VIFF membership to attend a screening. However, a selection of films are open to all ages.
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A beautiful experimental tribute to the filmmaker’s grandmother and her people, who’ve survived the trials of history and remained strong.
In the Canadian arctic, a man is haunted by a young girl that the rest of the country has forgotten. (This project was produced with the guidance of Reel Youth mentors at Inuvik Youth Centre.)
While housesitting for the parents of a friend who committed suicide, Beckett finds the world reflecting his inner turmoil.
A surrealist journey, inspired by poetry and set to Balkan beats, that evokes fantastic dreams and passionate nights.
A series of sticky notes make for a very difficult workday.
In this poetic home movie, an unrelated family of four eccentrics is connected by themes of loneliness and isolation.
The only thing standing between Micky and her first orgasm are some misguided ideas about healthy female sexuality.
Spoken-word artist Shane Koyczan gives us a new perspective on Charlie Chaplin.
Hélène Choquette’s documentary examines the symbiotic relationships that form between homeless people and their faithful canine companions. On the sometimes mean streets of Montréal and Toronto, the dogs and their owners offer one another company, protection and unconditional love. This remarkably candid film provides genuine insight into the homeless experience from an unusual angle, inspiring newfound compassion and understanding.
Atom Egoyan returns with a completely original take on the darkest chapter of horror in the last century. Christopher Plummer plays a man who’s looking for the person who may have been responsible for wiping out his family, as he strains to seize the evanescent memories of long-ago brutality. The all-star cast includes Henry Czerny, Martin Landau and Bruno Ganz. Benjamin August’s screenplay will keep you guessing until the very end.
A journey through adolescence—that runs into the edges of a small town.
Guy Édoin brings us the engaging story of an internationally famous French/Italian actress (Monica Bellucci) who arrives in in Montreal to shoot a movie and reconnect with her university-aged son (Alyosha Schneider). Their fates collide with those of a nurse (Pascale Bussières) and paramedic (Patrick Hivon) during a disturbing event in Ville-Marie Hospital’s emergency room.
In 1978, Guy is found dead in the basement of the family home in a small village in Quebec. The real cause of his death remains a mystery for most of his family. Years later, his son David, now a loving father of two children, secretly still carries the weight of this tragedy. Likewise, David’s daughter must contend with her father’s suffering. VIFF favourite Anne Émond directs this accomplished drama about life, family, forgiveness and grief.
First he stole her breakfast, then he wouldn’t let her on the bus… why doesn’t she do anything about it? (This project was produced with Reel Youth mentors and the support of the United Way.)
Winter has come and a strange silence has taken up residence. An unseen figure investigates, finding everyone in an uncannily deep sleep.
After having seen his estranged uncle on the bus for the first time in years, Eric weighs the merits and risks of reaching out.
Faye Farber, 85 years old, has a movie star attitude and whole lot of spirit. (This project was produced with Reel Youth mentors and the support of Revera.)
An animated depiction of the experiences of dealing with a body dysmorphic disorder, disordered eating and scoliosis.
Directionless and homeless after a breakup, a sawmill worker pulls out his wrestling unitard and climbs back into the ring.
Directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Frank) and based on the best-selling Man Booker Prize-nominated novel by Irish-Canadian author Emma Donoghue, this is the story of five-year-old Jack, who lives in an 11-by-11-foot room with his mother. Since it’s all he’s ever known, Jack believes that only "Room" and the things it contains (including himself and Ma) are real. Then reality intrudes and Jack’s life is turned on its head… A remarkable and disturbing work.