Vic Theatre Films Archives - Victoria Film Festival


It’s the 1984 classic American Horror movie that met with rave critical reviews. Teenager Nancy Thompson and her friends are tormented by violent nightmares brought on by a dude named Freddy Kreuger. 

By now, we all know Freddy. His stylish red/black striped sweater and fedora combo are frightening enough but throw in Mr. Kreuger’s affinity to pull off the homicidal ghost thing, and you got some really scary stuff.

Nightmare is the struggle to define the distinction between dreams and reality, but that can be about everyday life, really.  

Whatever you do, don’t fall asleep.


Multi-award winner Aftersun is an unforgettably spellbinding  film by first time UK director Charlotte Wells. Following a father and daughter as they head off on a Turkish vacation this evocative film is a vibrant slice of life. Easily one of the best films of the year

All Quiet on the Western FrontThe initial euphoria of war quickly turns into fear and desperation for a young German soldier and his comrades on the Western Front of World War I. The film is based on the world-renowned bestseller of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. The book, nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1931, was banned and burned in Nazi Germany because it was seen as representing German soldiers as disillusioned.Drama / Action / WarEdward Berger / 2022 / 2hs 27 minsOriginal Language German – English subsStarringDaniel Brühl / Albrecht Schuch / Sebastian Hülk


Set in 1933, three friends, Burt (Christian Bale), Harold (John David Washington) and Valerie (Margot Robbie), are framed for a murder in Amsterdam.

The murder accusations reach the highest levels of a conspiracy involving US President Roosevelt and an attempt to overthrow that government.

Get your popcorn beforehand, because the intricacies of the plot are equal to the number of big-name cameos and you don’t want to miss a minute.

Comedy / Drama 

19+ (The Vic is a Licensed Theatre)


It is the latest creation from Five-time Academy Award Winning director Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu (The Revenant, Birdman, 21 Grams, Babel). 

Bardo follows Los Angeles-based Silverio, a documentary filmmaker and Journalist, as he returns to his native Mexico after winning another prestigious award. His return home becomes an introspective journey that stirs wild imagery and profound memories of the people and country he left behind to pursue his professional dreams. 

Comedy / Drama / 14A
Alejandro Gonzáles Iñárritu / 2022 / 2hrs 39mins


Daniel Giménez Cacho / Ximena Lamadrid / Andrés Almeida

Blind Ambition
Who knew there was a Wine Tasting Olympics? Sommeliers do, and my aunt Rosa, a top-ranked amateur in vino, a real gold medalist.Blind Ambition is an incredible story about four men who overcame the hardships of living in poverty, tyranny and challenging circumstances to infiltrate the world of wine tasting in Burgundy, France.  Blind Ambition has a light bouquet of sweetness with a definite hint of inspiration. Enjoy it at the Vic Theatre with a nice glass of wine! We’re licensed, don’t ya know. My aunt Rosa does. Salut Tia!
Documentary / 14A


Set in Penticton, this coming-of-age film is considered the most Canadian film of all time, so move over, Bob and Doug, there’s a new hoser in town.
Mike Drinkwater (Daniel Doheny) is a teen in love with the local star figure skater. He tries to navigate the triple axle of her disinterest, the petty fraud schemes of his whacky father (Eric McCormack) and dealing with the bully jock. Ugh, bullies. Cancel.

Drinkwater will quench your comedy thirst for some relatable Canadiana with a great white north soundtrack. Cool eh?

Eric McCormack / Daniel Doheny / Louriza Tronco