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: viff.org
All VIFF shows at The Rio are +19 only, so please bring valid ID
No Groupons or Rio passes are accepted for VIFF screenings
I Lost My Body
J’ai perdu mon corps
Panorama | Spotlight on France
Jérémy Clapin hits a home run with this wildly original animated feature. I Lost My Body portrays a young man in search of himself – literally. It’s the story of Naoufel, told from the perspective of his severed hand, which has escaped from a lab and is now winding its way through Paris on a quest for reattachment. Standing in its way are some pretty fearsome obstacles, but the hand is persistent – and it sure knows how to fight back. Its journey through the city is interspersed with flashbacks, which fill out the rich backstory bit by bit…
Shifting from romance to action to body horror with exhilarating panache, Clapin maintains an atmosphere of mystery and wonder. This is an exquisitely structured film – one as remarkable for its storytelling as for its visual qualities.
“One of the most original and creative animated features I’ve ever seen… It’s that rare cinematic experience whose every second feels like a discovery.” – Peter Debruge, Variety
Nespresso Grand Prize, Cannes Critics’ Week 19
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 firstname.lastname@example.org