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VIFF: Boyz in the Wood

VIFF: Boyz in the Wood

The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for
The Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF presents the world’s best cinema fused with related talks and events in a unique Films+ model. Annually, VIFF presents over 320 films and events, plays host to approximately 400 industry professionals from around the globe and boasts the largest Canadian film program in the world.

For its 38th year, VIFF welcomes the world to Vancouver from

September 26 – October 11, 2019.

For the most up to date and full schedule visit:

All VIFF shows at The Rio are +19 only, so please bring valid ID

No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings

Boyz in the Wood

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Three teenage ne’er-do-wells (Rian Gordon, Lewis Gribben, Viraj Juneja) are saddled with a milquetoast tagalong (Samuel Bottomley) as they embark on a forced expedition through the Scottish highlands in the misguided hope that such a wholesome outing will prove rehabilitative. Instead, the trek leaves them easy targets for upper-class predators (led by an in-form Eddie Izzard as “The Duke”) intent on stalking the most foul-mouthed, ADHD game.

Boyz in the Wood doesn’t so much dip its toe into the same folk-horror waters as Midsommar as cannonball in before immediately getting banished for too much horseplay. As shots are fired and f-bombs are dropped, Ninian Doff lets fly with a barrage of set pieces and visual flourishes, ratcheting up the stakes and antic comedy in unison. It seems that bad behaviour might just be these reprobates’ only hope of survival.

“A riotous teen movie/horror mash-up that confidently veers from gross-out humour to surreal flights of fancy to crude, but surprisingly pointed, social commentary… Boyz marks Doff out as a real talent to watch.” – Alistair Harkness, Scotsman

Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through the VIFF site.

Please note All Pre-Festival tickets are available in person sales start Sept at Vancity Theatre Box office, 1181 Seymour St. noon – 6pm.
VIFF General Inquiries to

General Inquiries


Phone: 604.685.0260

Membership (Basic)

Phone: 604.685.0260

VIFF+ Membership

Phone: 778.328.7817


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