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VIFF

VIFF picks: García Bernal in NO, Monsanto in Bitter Seeds

Gael García Bernal revives Chilean history in NO, one of today’s VIFF picks.

The Invisible War unveils horror of rape in U.S. military

At VIFF, The Vancouver Observer is sponsoring The Invisible War, a brave documentary that shines a light on rape in the U.S. military.

Mehta and Rushdie weave intricate history

 I must confess, I’ve never read a Salman Rushdie book. Nor have I ever seen a Deepa Mehta film. The latter is more shocking considering what a film nerd I am and the fact that my parents were...

Best VIFF documentary and drama picks through the weekend

Midnight’s Children kicks it off but the documentaries are extra strong at the film festival this year.

Midnight’s Children by Deepa Mehta and Salman Rushdie is this year’s VIFF opener

Midnight’s Children revives the magic and the painful history of India.

Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein brings more than great films to Vancouver

Festival Cinemas president Leonard Schein has helped shape Vancouver culture over the years, and sets an example for others by giving back to the community.

Acclaimed actor Gabrielle Rose reigns over this year's VIFF

Award-winning Canadian actor Gabrielle Rose took the 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival by storm, starring in 3 of the festival's films.

DJ Flipout, The Salt Building, and men in fedoras: Vancouver International Film Festival's 2011 closing party: slideshow

The 2011 Vancouver International Film Festival was wrapped up with a Casbah-themed party Saturday night at Vancouver's Salt building in the Olympic Village. The party was a fitting end to yet...

A few more recommended films for VIFF’s last three days, Wed., Thurs. and Fri.

The Kid With a Bike brings a deeply affecting finale to the 30th anniversary VIFF

Filmmaker Saul Landau on a mission: Unveiling the real terrorist

Documentary fimmaker Saul Landau in a candid interview a propos of his new film "Will the Real Terrorist Please Stand Up" on U.S. Policy and Cuba-US relations.