I knew "Dallas Buyers Club" was a film that was about 25 years in the making, but I had no idea how the story originally came to be.
"Noble" will appeal to just about anyone, because the story is too triumphant to pass up.
For much of his life, Academy Award-winning, Vancouver filmmaker John Zaritsky was a self-proclaimed "closet eccentric." But
"October Gale," written and directed by Canadian filmmaker Ruba Nadda, tells the story of two people lost, but who together are somehow found. Helen and Will live in completely different realities, but find solace in each other's vulnerabilities and mutual attraction.
You'll like this film if you enjoy exploring the psychology behind what motivates us to choose one path over another.
The 33rd Annual Vancouver International Film Festival kicked off last night with the gala screening of "Wild," directed by Canada's own Jean-Marc Vallée. Although he and his cast were not in attendance -- VIFF rarely sees the level of glitterati our sister festival to the east receives -- the audience was electric.
Choosing what to see if always a bit daunting, as it's hard to squeeze 341 films into the span of two weeks. So to help you prepare your VIFF viewing schedule, here's five films I wouldn't miss.
The film festival season unofficially begins in snowy Sundance followed by Tribeca, Cannes and all of the corresponding hype that follows. Come fall, it's Canada's turn to host the glitterati and a roster of impressive filmmakers beginning in September with TIFF, followed by two fests on the West Coast that filmsters flock to.