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
Panorama | Contemporary World Cinema
In Johannes Nyholm’s (The Giant, VIFF 15) ethereal drama, a grieving couple’s waning love for one another is severely tested as their tense camping trip transforms into a hypnotic nightmare. Hunted through the woods by a psychopathic ringmaster, his sadistic sideshow assistants, and their bloodthirsty dog, Tobias (Leif Edlund) and Elin (Ylva Gallon) are haunted, humiliated, and, well, killed over and over as the night loops endlessly.
Nyholm is an expert at building discomfort, especially through jolting smash cuts of chillingly distant aerial shots that punctuate each violent time loop. Suffused with folkloric imagery and book-ended by macabre shadow puppet theatre-style interludes, the film bleeds dream into reality to mesmerizing effect, while Peter Belli gives a terrifying slapstick performance as the carnivalesque nursery rhyme-chanting ringmaster. A twisted fairy tale with humanist underpinnings, Koko-Di Koko-Da plays on adult fears: the devastation that follows unthinkable loss and the heartbreaking ways in which love may fade. Though these woods are rife with danger, Tobias and Elin’s greatest torment may come from one another.
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