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VIFF picks for Thursday and Friday: The Hunt, Liverpool, Breakfast With Curtis and three films with illegal immigrants

Mads Mikkelsen stars in The Hunt as a man falsely accused of child abuse.

Obama's speech addresses climate change, women's rights, citizenship

US President Obama delivered a speech tonight at Democratic National Convention that addressed a wide range of issues, from economic struggle to citizenship to climate change and gay rights...

More VIFF picks: films to see Monday and Tuesday

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.

Canada, U.S. reach agreement on $1-billion border security deal

The world's longest undefended border is getting a $1-billion makeover. To be modelled after the Canada-U.S. Smart Border Declaration, a strategy announced in late 2001, the new perimeter security...

Illegal aliens live first in U.S. then try to get status in Canada: Wikileaks

Vancouver one of the prime destinations after migrants cool their heels in the States, report says.

Biutiful, Hall Pass, Alamar, a re-edited Justin Bieber and some Academy Award thoughts

Javier Bardem is up for an Oscar for playing a dying criminal and good father in Biutiful. (read more)