Victoria Film Festival

Best of Fest

The Salesman

Starting March 3

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

Oscar winner for the Best Foreign Language Film Award!

After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment not realizing that the former occupant was a prostitute.

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Like Crazy (La Pazza Gioia)

Starting March 3

Directed by Paolo Virzi

Beatrice (Bruni Tedeschi), an effusive, non-stop chatterbox fantasist, befriends Donatella (Micaela Ramazzotti), a fragile, tattooed introvert at the psychiatric clinic, Villa Biondi. They are selected for day leave, to work at a local nursery. They do not return. Instead, it’s shopping, restaurants, nightclubs and old flames on the agenda.

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Weirdos

Starting March 24

Directed by Bruce MacDonald

You don’t have to stand out to feel like you don’t fit in.

It’s 1976 and Kit and Alice are about to hitchhike their way from Antigonish to glamorous Sydney, Nova Scotia to visit Kit’s mum (Molly Parker). Two more unlikely looking vagabonds you will never find. On the surface they’re both straight-laced, well-combed and full of optimistic smiles. But beneath the middle-class veneer lies their teenage turmoils just waiting to break free.

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After The Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

Starting April 7

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda

Ryota Shinoda was once a successful and well-regarded writer. These days he’s a lot more like his shiftless father before him – Weekdays, he works as a sketchy detective and on weekends he tries to pawn his mother’s belongings when she’s not looking. She’s widowed though and doesn’t have much to lose anyway so she happily tolerates him.

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My Scientology Movie

Coming Soon

Directed by John Dower

If you feel like the topic of Scientology has been done to death then there is a surprise in store. Louis Theroux, the engaging and cheeky British broadcaster and doc filmmaker (whose style is arguably only a little less contrived then that of Borat) brings an unexpectedly playful approach to the topic.

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