China

Miss Canada uses beauty pageant to fight China on human rights

Anastasia Lin says when she first learned about allegations the Chinese government was harvesting organs from religious prisoners to fuel its transplant industry, she decided to use an unconventional...

Political lobbyists in America, a French woman re-building her life and two critical swipes at China

Also serious music for a rough neighborhood in Brazil in The Violin Teacher

Seven new VIFF picks take us to dramas in Massachusetts, Paris and Belgium

… and then on to Hollywood, Italy, Hong Kong and more

Snowden’s entire story, Bridget Jones’s latest chapter and The Beatles’ tales of touring

Also the Blair Witch, as filmed in our own woods, and two Buddhist films from China

Illegal venomous snakes found in mail Canada Post distribution centre in B.C.

Three mountain pit vipers were inside a package destined for Manitoba.

Take a break from the summer blockbusters with one of these smaller films new this week

Among them: women’s stories, men’s foibles, fairy tales and a lament for China

Soft Diplomacy: bravura “Opera Warriors” showcases Chinese performing arts

The rise and fall and resurgence of a Peking Opera troupe mirrors the resilience of Chinese cultural traditions.

Creepy brilliance in Room, lament for TV news in Truth and political games in Our Brand Is Crisis

Also night moves in Berlin, royal intrigue in old China and Bradley Cooper as a chef in England

M. Night’s unremarkable Visit, Marlon Brando’s own story and shaky justice in an Indian Court

It’s a slow week at the movies but it’s brought two very good ones: Court and Listen to Me Marlon

Young adult action in Insurgent and two wonderful road movies

Spain’s Living is Easy With Eyes Closed and China’s Lost and Love are worth seeking out
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