Victoria Film Festival reels in festival hits and new flicks

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      If you're trying to figure out which films to see at the Victoria Film Festival, which is fast approaching (February 6 to 15), something to keep in mind is that we've got some reviews of the ones that screened at the 2014 Vancouver International Film Festival.

      Some of the films that screened at VIFF 2014 are:

      • John Zaritsky's Canadian documentary A Different Drummer

      • Sturla Gunnarsson's documentary Monsoon, about Indian weather patterns (chosen for Canada's Top Ten)

      Julia Kwan's documentary about Vancouver's Chinatown, Everything Will Be

      • the transgender B.C. romcom Two-4-One

      • Harold Crooks' documentary about corporate tax-dodging, The Price We Pay, which was also chosen for Canada's Top Ten

      • the Quebec drama An Eye for Beauty

      National Gallery about London's National Gallery

      Clouds of Sils Maria, starring Juliette Binoche and Kristin Stewart

      • Argentina's hilarious Wild Tales, which was nominated for a best foreign-language Oscar

      Boychoir, whose subject is kind of evident from the title

      There are several VFF programs to browse through, including Canadian Wave, French Canadian Wave, an Indigenous program, a South Asian program, Thrill Chill, and more.

      There's also the world premiere of the documentary Granny Power, about the Raging Grannies that began in Victoria 25 years ago, and the Canadian premiere of the mockumentary Big in Japan featuring Seattle indie band Tennis Pro. 

      There's also Merchants of Doubt, about the business of climate-change denial; South Korea's Final Recipe, starring Michelle Yeoh and Henry Lau about a Singaporean cooking competition; Liv Ullman's Irish class-warfare drama Miss Julie, starring Colin Farrell and Jessica Chastain; and more.

      For more information, visit the VFF website.