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Don’t Miss at VIFF: Films from Festivals Around the World

By Maya Sarin

In its 36th year, the Vancouver International Film Festival is bringing a plethora of films to the big screen September 28th to October 13th, from never before seen features and shorts premiering at VIFF to fan favourites from various festivals worldwide. Although every film being featured at VIFF this year is truly amazing and unique, there are 12 films we would like to highlight due to the praise they have received at other notable festivals.

Happy End

Directed by Michael Haneke

Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant & Mathieu Kassovitz

Premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, nominated for the Palme d’Or Award

The Square

Directed by Ruben Östlund

Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss & Dominic West

Won the Palm d’Or Award and the Vulcan Award for Technical Artist at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Kidman & Colin Farrell

Tied for Best Screenplay at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Loving Vincent

Directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn & Robert Gulaczyk

Premiered at and won the Audience Award at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France

Borg vs. McEnroe

Directed by Janus Metz Pedersen

Starring Shia Labeouf, Stellan Skarsgård & Sverrir Gudnason

Will be premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival as their Opening Film

Call Me by Your Name

Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Starring Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet & Michael Stuhlbarg

Premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival

A Fantastic Woman

Directed by Sebastián Lelio

Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes & Luis Gnecco

Won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Special Mention, Best Screenplay and Best Feature Film at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Film Festival

Human Flow

Directed by Ai Weiwei

Premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, was nominated for Best Film

The Green Fog

Directed by Guy Maddin

Premiered at the 2017 San Francisco Film Festival

Okja

Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano & Seo-Hyun Ahn

Played at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, was nominated for the Palme d’Or Award

Django

Directed by Étienne Comar

Starring Reda Kateb, Cécile de France & Bea Palya

Premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival, was nominated for Best First Feature Award and Best Film

The Queen of Spain

Directed by Academy Award Winner Fernando Trueba

Starring Penélope Cruz, Cary Elwes & Mandy Patinkin

Premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival

Don’t miss the chance to see all of these sensational films at VIFF 2017!
Tickets available here.

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