Your guide to the Vancouver International Film Festival 2019

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      The lights go up on this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival with a gala opening screening of Atom Egoyan’s Guest of Honour at the Centre for Performing Arts on September 26.

      From there, VIFF welcomes everything from Bong Joon Ho’s Palme d’Or winning Parasite to surefire crowdpleasers like Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit to the unwholesome thrills of Jeff Barnaby’s Indigenous zombie epic, Blood Quantum.

      With something to delight, inspire, and offend everyone—not mention live events including a Spinal Tap tribute led by local indie darling Louise Burns and a Creator Talk featuring the legendary Walter Murch—what is an eager cinephile to do?

      You can start by checking here for news, reviews, features, and go here to see the full program schedule for all of the 2019 showtimes.

      The 38th Vancouver International Film Festival takes place from September 26 to October 11.


      VIFF 2019: My Father and Me

      The Me here is Nick Broomfield and the dad at hand is Maurice Broomfield, the preeminent industrial photographer of postwar Britain.


      VIFF 2019: Joel

      Writer-director Carlos Sorín takes an antidramatic approach to family crisis