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Some of the best films today at the Vancouver International Film Festival are about women. And what a diverse lot they are. (Read more)

My VIFF Picks for Day 6

Take a quick world tour with my choices for today at the Vancouver International Film Festival. And think a bit about money too.

Taqwacore breaks boundaries at VIFF

I was born in Canada. My parents are Pakistani. I wasn't raised Muslim in a very strict way. My parents identified as Muslim and that was always something in the back of my mind, but we weren't an ext

My Tehran for Sale, at VIFF

Today I had the great pleasure of speaking with director/poet Geranaz Moussavi, about her debut feature film, My Tehran for Sale, a poignant and unique look at life within the largest city in Iran....


Some good. Some not so good. Reviews of VIFF by Volkmar Richter.

New Movies for October 2nd

Just as the Vancouver Film Festival gets started some big competitors set up in the regular theaters, including a schlubby American and a pudgy Brit. (Read more) CAPITALISM: A LOVE STORY: Michael...


Some are great, and some are losers. What to see? Volkmar Richter's short reviews.

VIFF Daily Picks

Volkmar Richter covers VIFF from start to finish. Starting here.

VO talks with Director Ahmad Abdalla

The Vancouver Observer's Wendy Dallian contacted director Ahmad Abdalla, via email, to discuss his feature debut film, Heliopolis. Abdalla gives us a compelling look the trials and tribulations of...

Sketches for Roam, This Thursday

The last time that Sketches for Roam was screened, on February 15th, 2009, Dan Northcott was still alive. This story of a “tragic, romantic nomad,” explores a decade in the life of the filmmaker, who...