Victoria Film Festival

Film Guide

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  • Advanced Style

    • Runtime: 72 minutes
    • Directed By: Lina Plioplyte
    • Country: UK
    • Genre: Biography, Documentary
    • Ticket price: $ 11

    In honour of Victoria Fashion Week, dive into the fashion world of New York City's most fashionable... over 60s. Street style photographer Ari Seth Cohen and director Lina Plioplyte dispel the conventional ideals of an industry obsessed with youth and prove that like a fine wine, many things are better with age. (more…)

  • Best of Fest: After the Storm (Umi yori mo mada fukaku)

    • Runtime: 117 minutes
    • Directed By: Hirokazu Kore-eda
    • Country: Japan
    • Genre: Drama
    • Ticket price: $ 11

    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. (more…)

  • Best of Fest: Weirdos

    • Runtime: 89 minutes
    • Directed By: Bruce MacDonald
    • Country: Nova Scotia, Canada
    • Genre: Adventure, Drama
    • Ticket price: $ 11

    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. (more…)

  • Fences

    • Runtime: 139 minutes
    • Directed By: Denzel Washington
    • Country: USA
    • Genre: Drama
    • Ticket price: $ 11

    An adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, Fences centres on the life of a black garbage collector in 1950's Pittsburgh who, as a young man, was stifled by baseball's colour barrier. (more…)

  • Kedi

    • Runtime: 80 minutes
    • Directed By: Ceyda Torun
    • Country: Turkey/USA
    • Genre: Documentary
    • Ticket price: $ 11

    This documentary is not about your house cat or the stray that wanders through the garden from time to time. Kedi is about the thousands of street cats in Istanbul that nap on the line between wild and tame, and the impact they have on their human neighbours. (more…)

  • Manchester by the Sea

    • Runtime: 137 minutes
    • Directed By: Kenneth Lonnergan
    • Country: USA
    • Genre: Drama
    • Ticket price: $ 11

    Kenneth Lonnergan's nuanced script and the strong performances by Casey Affleck and Michele Williams are the talk of the award season. After Patrick's father dies, he is left in the care of his uncle, Lee (Affleck). Lee reluctantly returns to his hometown to take care of his spirited nephew, but returning re-opens a past he wanted to forget. (more…)

  • Stage to Screen: Il Trovatore by the Royal Opera House

    • Runtime: 180 minutes
    • Directed By: David Bösch
    • Country: UK
    • Genre: Opera
    • Ticket price: $ 20

    The classic tale of a vengeful love triangle, as performed at the Royal Opera House in London. Il Trovatore stars Armenian soprano Lianna Haroutounian and American tenor Gregory Kunde, and is conducted by Richard Farnes. Director David Bösch makes his UK debut with this new production of Verdi’s searing, tragic opera. (more…)

  • Stage to Screen: The Sleeping Beauty by the Royal Opera House

    • Runtime: 180 minutes
    • Directed By: Marius Petipa
    • Country: UK
    • Genre: Ballet
    • Ticket price: $ 20

    The wicked fairy Carabosse is furious she wasn’t invited to Princess Aurora’s christening. She gives the baby a spindle, saying that one day the Princess will prick her finger on it and die. The Lilac Fairy makes her own christening gift a softening of Carabosse’s curse: Aurora will not die, but will fall into a deep sleep, which only a prince’s kiss will break. On her 16th birthday, Aurora discovers the spindle and pricks her finger. She falls into an enchanted sleep, and the whole palace sleeps with her. One hundred years later, Prince Florimund discovers the palace, hidden deep within a great, dark forest. He wakes Aurora with a kiss. (more…)

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