VIFF: Falcon Lake

Following her bow at 2022 Cannes Directors’ Fortnight, Charlotte Le Bon makes a VIFF debut with this thrilling and lush coming-of-age tale of first crushes, heartbreaks, and loss.

The film follows 13-year-old Bastien, who gets paired up with a reluctant Chloé (16) when their families come together for a summer holiday in a cabin by the lake. Wary of each other at first, the two slowly find their footing and establish an easy, exhilarating camaraderie. But with teenage hormones and ghost stories in the mix, lines get crossed and a darkness eventually envelops the summer bacchanals.

Sara Montpetit and Joseph Engel are mesmerizing as a pair of moody teenagers lowering each other’s defenses in an intimate summer dance. Their easy chemistry is contagious and bittersweet, capturing a spectrum of adolescent angst with astounding naturalistic precision.

“Everything in this immensely promising, superbly crafted debut, is haunted, and every bright, happy beginning anticipates a darker, melancholy end.”—Jessica Kiang, Variety

Thursday, September 29
Doors 6:15 pm | Movie 6:45 pm
Advance tickets through here

Saturday, October 1
Doors 12:45 pm | Movie 1:15 pm
Advance tickets through here


Tickets for all Vancouver International Film Festival screenings at the Rio Theatre are managed through VIFF, and can be made in advance via their ticketing service at www.viff.orgTickets may also be purchased at the box office; or any VIFF venues subject to availability.

*Online sales for VIFF screenings end 60 minute prior to any given showtime. The VIFF box office will open 60 minutes before any given showtime.
*Unless otherwise noted, all patrons must be 19+ with valid ID or entry to all Vancouver International Film Festival events.

*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes cannot be used for VIFF events.


VIFF memberships are now included in the cost of your tickets so no need to buy a separate membership.

If you have any questions about VIFF programming or ticketing, please call them at 604-683-3456, or email them directly <[email protected]>


A Paris based pre-teen spends his summer holidays in Canada’s French province cottage country where he faces fears on different fronts and explores his sexuality in a rather unique dynamic.

About The Rio

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