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14 Films You Won’t Want to Miss at VIFF

By Jive PR + Digital on September 29, 2017

 

Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) is back for its 36th year of bringing people together to celebrate all things cinema. From September 28th to October 13th VIFF will screen over 300 films from across Canada and around the world, right here in the heart of Vancouver!

Cinephiles and first-time festival-goers alike will find something to enjoy; from works that span drama, documentary and alternative forms of cinema, to live music and VR, VIFF is a multifaceted festival that explores creativity in many forms.

With so many exciting events on offer, it’s hard to believe they fit it all into 16 days! So in order to get you VIFF-ready we’ve put together a list of 14 must-see festival films:

 

Meditation Park

Directed by Mina Shum

Starring Sandra Oh, Liane Balaban & Tzi Ma

VIFF Sea To Sky Program Stream

Premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

Meditation Park will kick off the festival as the Opening Gala film on September 28.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f24176-meditation-park

 

Shut Up and Say Something

Directed by Melanie Wood

VIFF Sea To Sky Program Stream

Shut Up and Say Something is also screening at the BC Spotlight Awards Gala on October 7 and is featured in the #mustseeBC filmmaker showcase.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f25861-shut-up-and-say-something

 

The Green Fog

Directed by Guy Maddin, with live score performed by the Kronos Quartet

Premiered at the 2017 San Francisco Film Festival

VIFF M/A/D/ Program Stream

A multi-experiential reimagining of Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo by the iconic Guy Maddin will screen as a special presentation on October 10 with live accompaniment by the world-renowned Kronos Quartet.

https://viff.org/Online/f25668-the-green-fog

 

Okja

Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Starring Tilda Swinton, Paul Dano & Seo-Hyun Ahn

VIFF Gateway Program Stream

Nominated for the Palme d’Or Award at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f23392-okja

 

The Queen of Spain

Directed by Academy Award Winner Fernando Trueba

Starring Penelope Cruz, Cary Elwes & Mandy Patinkin

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

The Queen of Spain premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f23662-the-queen-of-spain

 

Happy End

Directed by Michael Haneke

Starring Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant & Mathieu Kassovitz

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

Happy End premiered at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Pale d’Or Award.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f21796-happy-end

 

 

THE SQUARE

Directed by Ruben Ostlund

Starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss & Dominic West

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

The Square won the Palm d’Or Award and the Vulcain Prize for Technical Artist at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f23572-the-square

 

Killing of a Sacred Deer

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Starring Alicia Silverstone, Nicole Kidman & Colin Farrell

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

Killing of a Sacred Deer tied for Best Screenplay at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f23721-the-killing-of-a-sacred-deer

 

Loving Vincent

Directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Jerome Flynn & Aidan Turner

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

Premiered at & Won the Audience Award at the 2017 Annecy International Animated Film Festival in France.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f26185-loving-vincent

 

 

Borg Vs. McEnroe

Directed by Janus Metz Pedersen

Starring Shia Labeouf, Stellan Skarsgard & Sverrir Gudnason

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

Will be premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival as their Opening Film.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f24679-borg-vs-mcenroe

 

 

Call Me by Your Name

Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Starring Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet & Michael Stuhlbarg

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

Premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and went on to play at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f23416-call-me-by-your-name

 

Django

Directed by Etienne Comar

Starring Reda Kateb, Cecile De France & Bea Palva

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

Premiered at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival and was nominated for Best First Feature Award & Best Film.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f23557-django

 

 

A Fantastic Woman

Directed by Sebastien Lelio

Starring Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes & Luis Gnecco

VIFF Panorama Program Stream

Won the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention, Best Screenplay & Best Feature Film at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival Film Festival.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f23661-a-fantastic-woman

 

 

Human Flow

Directed by Ai Wei Wei

Starring Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Boris Cheshirkov, Marin Din Kajdomcaj

VIFF Impact Program Stream

Human Flow premiered at the 2017 Venice Film Festival, was nominated for Best Film.

https://www.viff.org/Online/article/f27805-human-flow

 

Don’t miss the chance to see all of these sensational films at VIFF 2017!

https://www.viff.org/Online/default.asp

 

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