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Actor: Udo Kier

VIFF: Daughter of Mine

VIFF: Daughter of Mine

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
All tickets, passes and packs ON SALE NOW! 
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 info@viff.org
Box Office Helpline: 604.683.3456

Doors open half hour before doors

Buy Direct tickets –> HERE

Figlia mia

Panorama | Focus on Italy

On sun-drenched Sardinia, ten-year-old Vittoria (Sara Casu), born of alcoholic party girl Angelica (Alba Rohrwacher) but raised as her own by sensible Tina (Valeria Golino), is drawn into her birth mother’s chaotic sphere, despite having no knowledge of the truth of her situation. “Laura Bispuri’s sunswept, emotive, and elemental sophomore narrative film… a noble rarity… unfolds with such a barefoot sense of place that you can almost feel the Sardinian sand between your unwashed toes.”—Variety

Canadian premiere
Director Laura Bispuri
Country of Origin: Italy/Germany/Switzerland
Year: 2018
Running Time: 100 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In Italian with English subtitles
Related Links: Screen Review | Trailer
Cast: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Michele Carboni, Udo Kier
Producer: Marta Donzelli, Gregorio Paonessa, Maurizio Totti, Alessandro Usai, Michael Weber, Viola Fügen, Dan Wechsler
Screenwriter: Francesca Manieri, Laura Bispuri
Cinematographer: Vladan Radovic
Editor: Carlotta Cristiani
Music: Nando Di Cosimo
Production Company: Vivo Film, Colorado Film, Rai Cinema, Match Factory
Distributor: Strand Releasing

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot

John Callahan (Joaquin Phoenix) has a lust for life, a talent for off-color jokes, and a drinking problem. When an all-night bender ends in a catastrophic car accident, the last thing he intends to do is give up drinking. But when he reluctantly enters treatment -with encouragement from his girlfriend (Rooney Mara) and a charismatic… Continue Reading

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

The Gentlemen Hecklers Present: Johnny Mnemonic

Come see folks who wrote jokes for Mystery Science Theater 3000 provide live, hilarious commentary for the best bad movies! On Wednesday August 8, Vancouver’s favorite movie riffers The Gentlemen Hecklers (comedians Eric Fell and Gina Harms, joined by special guest riffer Mister Nickel) are set to crack wise at the 1995 Keanu Reeves masterpiece… Continue Reading

American Animals

American Animals

AMERICAN ANIMALS is the unbelievable but entirely true story of four young men who attempt to execute one of the most audacious art heists in U.S. history. The film centers around two friends from the middle-class suburbs of Lexington, Kentucky. Spencer (Barry Keoghan), is determined to become an artist but feels he lacks the essential… Continue Reading

Blade

Blade

Before there was BLACK PANTHER… There was BLADE. Join us for a Friday Late Night Movie screening of the Marvel origin story you’ve been dying to see on the big screen… Wesley Snipe stars as Blade, a half-vampire, half-mortal man who becomes a protector of the mortal race – all while slaying evil vampires. When… Continue Reading

Dario Argento’s Suspiria (Remaster!)

Dario Argento’s Suspiria (Remaster!)

There’s absolutely no better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with a Friday Late Night screening of one of the Rio’s most frequently requested titles – and quite possibly, “the most terrifying movie ever made!” – director Dario Argento‘s giallo-infused, “candy-coloured,” phantasmagoric nightmare of a horror classic SUSPIRIA. Even better? SUSPIRIA has been… Continue Reading

The Editor

The Editor

Following its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, THE EDITOR has gained a massive cult following among horror afficoonados. Astron-6 (the kickass Canadian film crew behind MANBORG and FATHER’S DAY) up their game to a whole new level with a film that works as both a delightfully dark and comic satire… Continue Reading