Lavender; A Stylish, Supernatural Thriller
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Lavender; A Stylish, Supernatural Thriller

By Anita Bedell Abbie Cornish captivates in this stylish thriller about a woman who is forced to remember a horrific past that refuses to be forgotten. Supernatural thriller by Canadian director/co-writer, Ed Gass-Donnelly (Small Town Murder Songs), Lavender opens with a perfectly creepy farmhouse crime scene tableau of cops and corpses and a little girl holding … Continue reading

Free VIFF Events
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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