Isabelle Huppert

New films with Annette Bening, Isabelle Huppert and Helen Mirren, one of them not so good

And new and old films in a series for Black History Month

Looking towards the weekend with a few more film picks at VIFF

Including whimsy from Agnès Varda, cynicism from Michael Haneke and a startling transgender actor

The German hit Toni Erdmann, Gold, the Bre-X clone, and the animal rights target, A Dog’s Purpose

Also a celebration of an iconic Canadian artist, a gritty film from trailer park England and a couple of lurid ones from France

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

Films to see at VIFF on Days 1 & 2

Isabelle Huppert plays a mom who exploits her daughter in the French film My Little Princess.