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VIFF: Come to Daddy

VIFF: Come to Daddy

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

Come to Daddy

ALT | Altered States

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A reunion between an estranged father and son grows increasingly strange, tense, and darkly comic in Ant Timpson’s feature debut. In a home seemingly ripped from the 70s and deposited on a Tofino shoreline, nebbishy Norval (Elijah Wood) ineptly attempts to win his old man Gordon’s (Stephen McHattie) approval only to incur his emasculating wrath instead. But then a series of macabre twists indebted to both Poe and Peckinpah sees this psychologically rich chamber drama crashed by some truly menacing outsiders…

Having produced past Altered States selections Housebound and Deathgasm, Timpson clearly knows what makes superior genre fare tick. Now stepping behind the camera, he demonstrates a knack for idiosyncratic narrative rhythms and unexpected emotional beats as he unveils his own twisted sensibility. Opening with dueling quotes from Shakespeare and Beyonce, the film proceeds to borrow a page from Pinter’s brand of close quarters drama. And yet, by its grisly, cathartic conclusion, there’s little doubt that this film is all Ant Timpson.

“An absurd gross-out romp that turns into a tearjerker… An ideal metaphor for the often messy process of confronting family bonds that burst apart long ago.” – Eric Kohn, IndieWire

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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