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Who knew cereal could be so political? We've been witnessing a wave of TV commercials featuring parents that haven't traditionally been given much visual representation in popular...
Disconcerto (Japan) Omori Tatsushi's buddy comedy-drama follows two roommates: worrywart Tada, who runs a do-it-all service, and his freeloading pal Gyoten. When the rudderless...
Two selections at this year's Vancouver International Film Festival cast their gaze upon historical neighbourhoods in Vancouver: Chinatown and Japantown. Together, they raise...
Lakshmi (India) A 14-year-old village girl is abducted and forced into sex work at a brothel. After escaping the clutches of her pimp, she finds enough support to launch a...
Coming Home (China) Acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou (Raise the Red Lantern) takes his cues from Chinese weepies with a sentimental tale of a family ravaged by the Cultural...
The Golden Era (Hong Kong) Ann Hui's dedicated and reverent efforts to recreate the life of writer Xiao Hong, who died at the age of 32 in 1942 and whose career was overshadowed...
Force Majeure (Sweden) During a skiing vacation in the French Alps, a Swedish family experiences a close call with a controlled avalanche (which was actually shot in B.C.). The...
A Corner of Heaven (China) An 11-year-old boy looking for his mother wanders across China, past derelict buildings, industrial wastelands, impoverished villages. Along the way, he...
It's the moment that VIFF-goers have been waiting for: the VIFF Repeats series has been announced. The series brings back some of the most popular selections from the festival,...
Anyone who attended The Vancouver Asahi world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival on September 29 saw the intense J-power of the J-pop machine in full force....

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