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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Box Office Helpline: 604.683.3456
Doors open half hour before doors
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Panorama | Contemporary World Cinema
Comforting fictions are what make life tolerable for Lucia (Adriana Paz) and her son Braulio (Luciano Marti). It’s rural Mexico in the 1970s; to escape the daily drudgery of farm life and husband Rigoberto’s (Jorge A. Jiménez) less than enlightened ways, Lucia immerses both herself and Braulio in radionovelas and movies, hoping to open the young lad’s mind to possibilities of a better life. For herself, she sees little hope: Rigoberto refuses to acquiesce to her desire to move to the city. However, one night, when Rigoberto is absent, mother and son let a stranger into their home. The man, who carries within him all the characteristics of their beloved heroes from radio and film, manages to transform their constrained world into a magical one, if only for a few precious moments…
To say more would spoil this beautiful, melancholy work from first-time director Jesús Torres Torres. While critiquing macho culture, his film both understands the conditions that have made Rigoberto what he is and suggests that hope for Lucia—and especially for Braulio—is still a possibility. Aided by a terrific turn from up-and-coming star Adriana Paz (remember her in Hilda from VIFF 16?) as Lucia, Torres Torres has made a film of wonder and tragedy—wistful, haunting and lovely to look at.