Italy

A vengeful mom, a demonic nun and Michael Caine’s memories of the swinging 60s

Also: a tulips and Mafia fantasy in Italy and the troubling lives of three skateboarders

Stellar VIFF picks: Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi

Steve Fonyo’s Hurt, Hadwin’s Judgement, Jafar Panahi’s Taxi drive and two more films

New angst from Woody Allen, boxing by Jake Gyllenhaal and killer stories in 'The Look of Silence'

... And much more, including a film all in sign language, a Scottish musical, a Chinese re-made rom-com, and the attack of killer arcade games from outer space.

VIFF picks for the weekend, including a near-masterpiece from Germany

Nina Hoss in Phoenix, trying to figure out if her husband betrayed her to the Nazis

The magic mushroom: Alba white truffle luncheon at Cornucopia

As we made our way through the three courses, Luc Trottier, General Manager of Quattro and Jeremy Trottier, Executive Chef, shaved paper thin slices of truffles on each of our dishes.

Canadian Siblings Tell Story of Holocaust Hero

There are not many books about cyclists and there are even fewer about cyclists who participated during the Second World War.

Celebrating La Dolce Vita with authentic Piemonte wine and Italian brunch at Bibo Restaurant

I attended the Bibo Restaurant brunch and wine launch recently and was treated to delicious Barbera wine from the northwest Piemonte region of Italy as well as authentic Italian tapas. Bibo...

Vancouver's The Travel Guys to air in Canada

They've gotten up close and personal with panda bears in Xian, China, snorkeled along the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and dressed as samurai warriors in Osaka, Japan. All in a days work for...

Films to see at VIFF on Days 5 & 6: Monday and Tuesday

Once again, coincidentally, documentaries take more recommendations than fiction these next two days. You can find Donald Trump, Wiebo Ludwig, a battered woman and some African street musicians....

Canada has 'tools to deal with new recession'

Country will take a battering if the world tanks, but it has strong companies, a working banking system and a sound fiscal position, says governor of central bank.