The Rio Theatre is proud to be one of the returning hosting venues for
The Vancouver International Film Festival
The festival runs Sept 27th – Oct 12th, 2018
For VIFF Full schedule visit: viff.org
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Our full lineup is online now, but some of the content is not yet in 100% working order. Please check back over the next few days when we’ve had a chance to apply the spit and polish.
Tickets: Tickets will be available at the box office of each venue once the festival is up and running or online through.
Please note All Pre-Festival tickets are available in person sales start Sept. 13 at Vancity Theatre Box office, 1181 Seymour St. noon – 7pm.
No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings
VIFF General Inquiries to email@example.com
Box Office Helpline: 604.683.3456
Doors open half hour before doors
Panorama | Contemporary World Cinema
Two years after emerging from the wilds outside of Warsaw, a battered woman (Gabriela Muskała, riveting) is returned to a family she has no memory of. In turn, her husband (Łukasz Simlat) and young son (Iwo Rajski) feel as though a complete stranger has been left in their care. This is the jumping-off point for Agnieszka Smoczynska’s psychological mystery—a chilling and subversive feminist drama. Having established herself as an international sensation with her mermaid musical The Lure, Smoczynska proves that she’s every bit as capable of impressing when foregoing genre bending in favour of employing minimalist means to stoke rich atmospherics and exploring intriguing thematics concerning self-discovery/definition in the face of familial expectations and cultural stigmas.
“Its controlled expansiveness of tone, psychology and camera mark its [director]—invaluably aided by writer-star Gabriela Muskała—as a stylist of considerable, unpredictable finesse… Smoczyńska and Muskała tell their story in sharp, clean strokes, skipping past procedural complications and cutting directly to the heart of emotional ones… There are well-placed flourishes here of The Lure’s dark ingenuity [but]… as a character study of a woman desperately trying to resolve one identity with another, its deft, artful breaks in form are as considered as everything else.”—Guy Lodge, Variety