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La Restauración (The Restoration) plays as part of this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.

VIFF review: La Restauración tells a hilarious tale of self-centred greed transformed by love

Set in Peru, La Restauración revolves around the old versus new, architectural design and classism, viewed through the eyes of Tato, a cocaine-addled-would-be-architect and general bum. The...
A still from the film Monkey Beach which receives its world premiere at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival.

VIFF review: Monkey Beach is not to be missed

The all-Canadian movie Monkey Beach, directed by L. Sarah Todd, celebrates its world premiere at this year's VIFF. Adapted from Eden Robinson's award-winning novel of the...

VIFF review: Maguy Marin’s son explores his mother’s goals through dance-theatre in Time to...

Maguy Marin: Time to Act takes acting and dance to a new level revealing her genius as a choreographer through the camera lens of...
The 2020 Vancouver International Film Festival presents the world premiere of Loretta Sarah Todd’s Monkey Beach as part of this year's virtual and in-cinema offerings. Photo: Monkey Beach the Movie / Facebook.

Vancouver International Film Festival extends its reach

There is a huge benefit to this year's Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) going primarily online as it will allow audiences from across British...
A scene from Alaska is a Drag, which plays as part of the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Film review: Alaska Is A Drag drags

Director and writer Shaz Bennett has expanded a short film into the 90 minute feature Alaska Is A Drag, securing some ‘name’ talent, including Margarte Cho...
A scene from Tinta Bruta, which plays as part of the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Film review: Tinta Bruta is a fascinating look into the world of online sex

In Tinta Bruta (Hard Paint), Pedro (Shico Menegat) is a socially awkward young man facing criminal charges for beating up a tormentor. Alone in his...
A scene from Saturday Church which plays as part of the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Film review: Saturday Church is gritty but sensitive

In Saturday Church, Ulysses is a 14-year-old boy whose family has bee devastated by the death of his father in combat.  He is also...
A scene from Sook-Yin Lee's Octavio Is Dead! playing as part of the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival.

Film review: Octavio is Dead is emotionally satisfying

Octavio is Dead is a pyscho-sexual ghost story that is both fascinating and at times provoking. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4udQaOJI6fI It’s been almost ten years since writer-director Sook-Yin Lee’s...
Alexander Tsypilev as Tom in a scene from Tor Iben's The Year I Lost my Mind.

Film review: The Year I Lost my Mind is creepy but compelling

From Germany, comes the stylish and sexy psychological drama, The Year I Lost My Mind. Playing as part of the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival, The...
A Moment in the Reeds

Film review: A Moment in the Reeds lacks tension

Playing as part of the 2018 Vancouver Queer Film Festival, A Moment in the Reeds is the story of a young man who returns home...
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