Trailer Tuesday
Documentaries / dragons and tigers / Environment / Trailer / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2016

Trailer Tuesday

Enjoy these captivating trailers for some of our upcoming films screening at the Vancouver International Film Centre, ranging from the fascinating story of elephants formerly held in captivity being set free to the important journey of three grandmas who were “Japanese comfort women” during World War II and the haunting real life story of a … Continue reading

Shame, Seduction, Swords & Sex: A New Kind of Ghost Story in Suffering of Ninko
dragons and tigers / Film Reviews / Filmmakers / films / VIFF 2016

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