VIFF

Issue films at VIFF: the harm that blue jeans do, a woman fights a developer and Tony Blair cashes in

Also the future of energy and a tragic drama from India based on a Chekhov story

BP gets off too easy in Deepwater Horizon and BC looks gorgeous in Koneline, one of my VIFF picks

Also Tim Burton’s new one, a winner from Africa, a low-class comedy from the US and more film fest recommendations

VIFF will open with Ethan Hawke and Sally Hawkins in Nova Scotia

And end with Terrence Malick contemplating the universe

New VIFF picks including a shattering Holocaust drama and some climate change optimism

Hungary’s Son of Saul, Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything, BC’s Charlotte’s Song and Albert Mayles’ last one, In Transit
"Tricks on the Dead" a film by Jordan Paterson

Vancouver filmmaker premiers "Tricks on the Dead," an epic film about WWI's Chinese labourers

Documentary Filmmaker Jordan Paterson premieres "Tricks on the Dead," a film about the Chinese Labourers in WWI

The Walk, Sicario and Coming Home and more VIFF picks

Reviews of The Walk, Sicario, Coming Home and at VIFF: Dheepan, Eadweard and Ellen Page’s latest

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

A feisty Grandma, a sweet Intern, a chess war and new picks at VIFF

Plus high profile Canadian films Hyena Road and Beeba Boys outdone by a small summer tale

My VIFF picks: a delicate immigration yarn, two music stars and a crazed Kevin Bacon

Also: love in a tumultuous China, and a magazine that shaped modern comedy

Syrian refugee crisis, Surrey gangs and Haida Gwaii tragedy among powerful topics covered by VIFF films

As blockbuster movies dominate the theatres, VIFF showcases ambitious, engaging and challenging films from around the world.