Lavender; A Stylish, Supernatural Thriller
Filmmakers / VIFF 2016

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

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