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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.

Before you make your purchase, please note The Rio is 19+ exclusively with the exception of the rated High School Screenings at this venue.

Kazik Radwanski

Duration: 7 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Kazik Radwanski

An intimate portrait of uncertainty and loss told through close details of hands and objects.

Experimental & Avant garde, Drama

Thierry Ragobert

Duration: 79 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,France, 2013
3D Special Presentations
Director: Thierry Ragobert

A circus-trained capuchin must quickly adapt to life in the wild when it suddenly finds itself lost in the Amazon rainforest. This unwitting, endlessly expressive little guide leads us through Thierry Ragobert’s awe-inspiring, family-friendly docudrama, acquainting us with this lush wonderland’s exotic denizens and other breathtaking splendours. "A thrilling tale… the cinematography is exceptionally vivid throughout…”—Hollywood Reporter

3D, Adventures Outdoors, Animation, Environment, Family Relations, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Matthew Rankin

(Mynarski chute mortelle)
Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Matthew Rankin

A fantastical, phantasmagoric retelling of the final moments of Winnipeg’s WWII legend Andrew Mynarski.

Animation, Experimental & Avant garde, Fantasy, War & Espionage

Simone Rapisarda Casanova

(La creazione di significato)
Duration: 94 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Simone Rapisarda Casanova

The Apuan Alps in northern Tuscany serve as the stunning backdrop to Simone Rapisarda Casanova’s deeply felt film about a shepherd, his vanishing way of life and the echoes of history… "Remarkable for its vibrancy and generosity… Under the rustic relics of the past and the calamities of the present, Rapisarda Casanova uncovers a few traces of the infinite…"—Cinema Scope. Winner, Best Emerging Director, Locarno 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Economics & Globalization, Environment, History, War & Espionage

Neil Rathbone

Duration: 12 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2013
Canadian Images
Director: Neil Rathbone

A lone school teacher fights off an entire motorcycle gang while chaperoning a middle-school dance.

Animation, Comedy

Russell Ratt-Brascoupe

Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images
Director: Russell Ratt-Brascoupe

There’s one thing a deaf teenager would like to hear more than anything else…

Disabilities, Aboriginal / First Nations

Sanjay Rawal

Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Nonfiction Features
Director: Sanjay Rawal

It’s a grim irony that while food has become a topic of constant debate, the plight of field workers is more hidden than ever. Correctly likening the role of (mostly immigrant) food pickers to that of modern-day slaves, Sanjay Rawal documents the abuses suffered, while enlisting a stellar group of commentators—Eric Schlosser and Robert Kennedy Jr. among them—to suggest ways forward.

Economics & Globalization, Food, Farm & Garden, Human Rights

Scott Rawsthorne

Duration: 9 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
International Shorts
Director: Scott Rawsthorne

When you’re depressed and on edge, reconnecting with a childhood friend in a bar might not be the best idea.


Mikhail Red

Duration: 92 mins
Country of Origin: Philippines, 2013
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Mikhail Red

Maven, once a camera pro, is now a scuzzy videographer who compulsively records everything from the birth of his daughter to crime on the streets. One night he shoots a murder, with ruinous consequences… A riveting debut from Mikhail Red (son of Raymond), half noir thriller, half study of what it means to stand apart and look. Tony Rayns

Crime, Action, Thrills & Suspense

Robert Redford

Duration: 165 mins
Country of Origin: Norway,Austria,Denmark,Germany, 2014
3D Special Presentations
Director: Robert Redford

Six stunning buildings, six auteurs and glorious 3D come together in this hymn to the art of architecture. The Berliner Philharmonie concert hall (Wim Wenders), California’s Salk Institute (Robert Redford), the National Library in St. Petersburg (Michael Glawogger), Denmark’s Halden prison (Michael Madsen), the Oslo Opera House (Margreth Olin) and the Pompidou in Paris (Karim Ainouz) are brought to life like never before. (Important Note: Only the Sep. 30 screening at International Village #9 will be in projected in 3D. The Oct. 4 screening at The Centre for the Performing Arts will be projected in standard 2D.)

3D, Fine Arts or Theatre, Cathedrals of Culture

Jason Reitman

Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Special Presentations
Director: Jason Reitman

Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children follows the story of a group of high-school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the Internet has changed their relationships, their communication, their self-image, and their love lives. The film attempts to stare down social issues such as video-game culture, anorexia, infidelity, fame-hunting, and the proliferation of illicit material on the Internet.

Family Relations, Literary (inc. Adaptations)

Martín Rejtman

(Dos Disparos)
Duration: 104 mins
Country of Origin: Chile,Germany,Argentina,Netherlands, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Martín Rejtman

One of the New Argentine Cinema’s mainstays, Martín Rejtman returns with this funny, deliberately episodic study of 18-year-old flute player Mariano (Rafael Federman) and his circle of friends and family. "A nearly uncategorizable seriocomedy whose string of non-sequiturs oddly mimics life’s implausibilities… There’s a great deal of humor built in to the characters, whose instability has a certain endearing quality."—Variety


Scott Renyard

Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
BC Spotlight
Director: Scott Renyard

Wild fish populations in BC have been declining since the late 70s, at about roughly the same time the open-net fish-farm industry began to grow fish in marine waters. Focusing on the research of biologist Alexandra Morton, filmmaker Scott Renyard links the crash of many fish species on Canada’s West coast to diseases spread from fish farms in this persuasive and urgent call to action.

Economics & Globalization, Environment, Food, Farm & Garden

Alain Resnais

(Aimer, boire et chanter)
Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Spotlight on France
Director: Alain Resnais

Alain Resnais’ swan song is a wry, deliberately heightened adaptation of Alan Ayckbourn’s play. The unseen Riley is dying, but he still possesses the power to disrupt the marriages of his friends (Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, André Dussollier, Hippolyte Girardot). "This joyous yet melancholic effort… charts the woes of middle-class couples coping with problematic love lives, solitude and death…"—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Alfred Bauer Prize, Berlin 2014.

Fine Arts or Theatre

Carleigh Reynolds

Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
International Shorts
Director: Carleigh Reynolds

Bernie Custis, 83, was the first black quarterback in professional football. This is his story.

Rob Richert

Duration: 14 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2013
International Shorts
Director: Rob Richert

Arif’s ex-girlfriend won’t return his calls or texts but he has a plan to try and win her over.

Comedy, Youth Under 18 May Attend

Riri Riza

(Sokola Rimba)
Duration: 90 mins
Country of Origin: Indonesia, 2014
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Riri Riza

Riri Riza follows his exploration of Timor’s civil war in Atambua 39° C with a very different but equally engrossing movie. A young woman is giving "primitive" children their first schooling in a huge preservation area in southern Sumatra. She finds herself fighting tribal prejudices, bureaucratic arrogance… and illegal loggers. Tony Rayns

Environment, Aboriginal / First Nations

Linnea Ritland

Duration: 1 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
International Shorts
Director: Linnea Ritland

Sometimes you are your own greatest ally. (United Way Care to Change Video Competition winner.)

Daniel Rodríguez Risco

(El Vientre)
Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: Peru, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Daniel Rodríguez Risco

A monstrous case of manipulation lies at the heart of Daniel Rodríguez Risco’s stylish psychothriller. Obsessed with having a child, 45-year-old widow Silvia (Vanessa Saba) tricks the naïve Mercedes (Mayella Lloclla) into accepting a room in her home and arranges a meeting with young handyman Jaime (Manuel Gold). When Mercedes gets pregnant, Silvia will stop at nothing to claim the baby…

Action, Thrills & Suspense

Alice Rohrwacher

(Le meraviglie)
Duration: 110 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,Germany,Switzerland, 2014
Cinema of Our Time
Director: Alice Rohrwacher

An entrancing coming of age story, this is a superb companion piece to Alice Rohrwacher’s remarkable debut, Corpo Celeste. Drawing on Rohrwacher’s own childhood, it’s the tale of a young girl forging her identity while her beekeeper father attempts to sidestep financial ruin. "A wistful but no-tears swan song… The tone hovers mysteriously between dream and reality…”—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Grand Prix, Cannes 2014.

Economics & Globalization, Environment, Women Directors