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

Jan/Feb Special Events & Guests at Vancity Theatre
Announcement / Art / BC Spotlight / Cinema Salon / Community News / Events / News Blast / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2015

Jan/Feb Special Events & Guests at Vancity Theatre

Tuesday, January 19 7pm CINEMA SALON: Imitation of Life with Bob Rennie  After a brief hiatus, Vancity Theatre’s longest running series, Cinema Salon, returns in a new quarterly slot, beginning January 19, 2016. Produced and presented by Melanie Friesen, Cinema Salon brings an outstanding member of the community to introduce his/her favourite film. The evening includes … Continue reading

Ingrid Bergman: A captivating look at the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema
Documentaries / Film Reviews / Vancity Theatre / VIFF 2015

Ingrid Bergman: A captivating look at the remarkable life of a young Swedish girl who became one of the most celebrated actresses of American and World cinema

Some of the most enchanting footage of Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words was shot by Bergman herself, or by friends and family filming her with the 16mm camera she liked to carry wherever she went. Still, nothing in Stig Björkman’s invaluable documentary can match the serene, silent images of Bergman’s first Hollywood screen test. … Continue reading