Films at the Vancouver International Film Festival 2013

It’s September 23, and so far I have seen 18 films. I review them as I see them and drop each into one of four categories: “Don’t miss”, “Recommended”, “Okay as a time filler”, and “Avoid at all costs”. Categories may shift as the festival blossoms and I become more weary. Click on the film title to see my thoughts. Go to VIFF to get the official details about the festival and individual films.

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Don’t miss

Desert Runners;  Liv & Ingmar; The Project


Big Men;  Breathing Earth;  Cesar’s Grill;  The Italian Character;    Village at the End of the World;  Your Day is My Night;

Okay as a filler

Ali ; Fanie Fourie’s Lobola;  Kiss the Water;  Money For Nothing;   Oil Sands Karaoke;  On the Edge of the World;  Salmon Confidential;  Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

Avoid at all costs

The Strange Little Cat

About aharmlessdrudge

Way back during the late Bronze age -- actually it was the 1950s -- all of us in high school had to take a vocational test to determine our interests and, supposedly, our future careers. I cannot remember the outcome, but I do recall one question that gave me pause. "If you were to win a Nobel prize, would it be in literature or in physics?" I hesitated over the question: although I enjoyed mathematics and science more than English class, I did have a couple of unfinished (and very bad) novels hidden away at home. I cannot remember what I chose back then, but the dilemma followed me to university, where I switched from mathematics to English and -- after a five-year stint in journalism -- back to mathematics. I recently retired as a professor of statistics. Retirement. What a good chance to revive my literary ambitions. I have finished a novel -- more about that in good time -- and a rubble of drafts of articles about mathematics and statistics is taking up space on my hard disk.
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