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Free VIFF Events

VIFF has expanded the frame this year to include a wide range of events some of which are completely FREE! Meet cast members, catch up with your favourite TV show and hang out at VIFF Hub: Milton’s Secret Creator Talk: Bullying: 1:00 pm October 1 Based on the book and teachings by Eckhart Tolle, Milton’s Secret … Continue reading

VIFF Review: Tempestad
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VIFF Review: Tempestad

By Alex de Boer In Mexico, drug cartels and corrupt police have the power to rip people from their lives. Taken and left behind, Tempestad’s subjects show how normal life goes on and a hellish existence becomes commonplace. Tatiana Huezo’s Tempestad has two narrators. The first is a voice detached from the body. Nameless throughout the film, … Continue reading

5 Must-See #VIFF Films from the International Festival Circuit
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5 Must-See #VIFF Films from the International Festival Circuit

By Josh Cabrita VIFF is a religious, family holiday for local cinephiles. From September 29 to October 14th, bread will be broken, beer will be poured and — true to the spirit of most family gatherings — heated arguments will boil over. But aside from bringing together some of my favorite people, VIFF is a … Continue reading

Shame, Seduction, Swords & Sex: A New Kind of Ghost Story in Suffering of Ninko
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Shame, Seduction, Swords & Sex: A New Kind of Ghost Story in Suffering of Ninko

By Geoff Webb Set in medieval Japan and centred around the story a devout monk with a painfully ironic curse, Norihoro Niwatsukino’s curious debut feature Suffering of Ninko (Ninkô no junan) has all the hallmarks of a traditional Japanese ghost story: A troubled yet likeable hero haunted by a mysterious curse; a charming yet unruly … Continue reading

VIFF High School Films
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VIFF High School Films

By Cecelia Cheung One of the most sought after experiences of our generation is travelling. Every dinner party conversation inevitably involves at least one story about a friend’s latest exotic travels. Co-workers and relatives plan trips to places far away from home where they can experience unique cultures entirely different than their own. Students arrange … Continue reading