VIFF 2018: Sicilian Ghost Story

This modern-day Romeo and Juliet tale earns its keep by caring so much about the innocent human beings caught up in relentless Mafia vendettas.

VIFF 2018: Mirai

An unusually introspective animé, Mirai homes in on a small-town family quietly enduring growing pains, starting with a grouchy working mom and a stay-at-home architect dad.

VIFF 2018: The Lost City of the Monkey God

The cheese factor is fairly high in this boys’ own adventure involving several expeditions setting out to uncover a Mayan city legendarily buried deep in uncharted Honduran jungle.

VIFF 2018: Maria By Callas

Whether you’re an opera neophyte or a well-Callased veteran, this profile of the original diva is a huge travel trunk of riches.