Also some animated fun from Quebec and an inscrutable film with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway.
Also a film series about faith and transcendence visits traditional healers in the Amazon and blares against noise pollution everywhere
An Asian man from Reno, another dystopian future for teens and a couple of faith-based films fill out the schedule
There’s also deadpan humour from Norway in "1001 Grams" and a mystery dud, "Dark Places", undone by too much plot.
The latest short film from Vancouver director Machete Cortez, a short film noir for the broken-hearted.
The event showcases six new short films that were created by some of Vancouver’s talented up-and-coming filmmakers. The films range from noir thrillers, to dramatic comedies and science fiction.
A young boy from Africa is on the run from police in Le Havre, the French port city and this charming film playing at VIFF.
Ben Whishaw as Ariel and Helen Mirren as Prospera in a reworked The Tempest. How does Shakespeare’s last play fare with them? (Read more)
Robert Duvall shows again that he is one of the movies' best actors. In Get Low he stars in a modern folk tale about a man who wants to attend his own funeral. (read more)