Vancouver Film Festival Coverage

VIFF

Here I will post links to my coverage of the Vancouver Film Festival (VIFF). I will update this post regularly, as my reviews come rolling through. You can follow my list on letterboxd for a more detailed account of what is to come! (http://letterboxd.com/kamahmed/list/viff-2015/)

I Saw The Light (Marc Abraham, USA) – 38/100

Charlotte’s Song (Nicholas Humphries, Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Canada) – 50/100

Anomalisa (Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson, USA) – 71/100

Eadweard (Kyle Rideout, Canada) – 73/100

Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words (Stig Björkman, Sweden) – 78/100

Mountains May Depart (Jia Zhang-ke, China) – 67/100

Francofonia (Aleksandr Sokurov, Russia) – 80/100

Our Little Sister (Hirozaku Koreeda, Japan) – 84/100

Son of Saul (László Nemes, Hungary) – 65/100

The Treasure (Corneliu Porumboiu, Romania) – 74/100

Cemetery of Splendour (Apichatpong Weerasethakul) – 96/100

The Measure of a Man (Stephane Brize, France) – 75/100

The Second Mother (Anna Muylaert, Brazil) – 73/100

Embrace of the Serpeant (Ciro Guerra, Columbia/Argentina/Venezuela) – 89/100

Borealis (Sean Garrity, Canada) – 66/100

The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, UK) – 65/100

In the Shadow of Women (Phillipe Garrel, France) – 76/100

Innocence of Memories (Grant Gee, UK/Turkey) – 98/100

My Golden Days (Arnaud Desplechin, France) 76/100

Hurricane (Andy Byatt, Cyril Barbancon, UK/France) – 30/100

Chevalier (Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece) – 69/100

Invention (Mark Lewis, UK/Canada) -90/100

Body (Malgorzata Szumowska, Poland) – 55/100

The Anarchists (Elie Wajeman, France) – 62/100

Murmur of the Hearts (Sylvia Chang, Hong Kong) – 88/100

Three Stories of Love (Ryosuke Hashiguchi, Japan) – 77/100

Rams (Grímur Hákonarson, Iceland) – 85/100

The Assassin (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, Taiwan) – 97/100

Youth (Paolo Sorrentino, Italy) – 66/100

Kaili Blues (Gan Bi, China) – 79/100

Mustang (Deniz Gamze Erguven, France/Germany/Turkey/Qatar) – 82/100

Lost and Beautiful  (Pietro Marcello, Italy) – 60/100

Dead Slow Ahead (Mauro Herce, Spain) – 80/100

O, Brazen Age (Alexander Carson, Canada) – 72/100

Love and.. (Zhang Lu, South Korea) – 78/100

Room (Lenny Abrahamson, Canada/Ireland) – 91/100

A Matter of Interpretation (Lee Kwangkuk, South Korea) – 65/100

Louder Than Bombs (Joachim Trier, Norway) – 88/100

Topophilia (Peter Bo Rappmund, USA) – 75/100

Beeba Boys (Deepa Mehta, Canada) – 35/100

The Forbidden Room (Guy Maddin, Canada) – 95/100

Sleeping Giant (Andrew Cividino, Canada) – 86/100

The Dinner (I nostri ragazzi, Ivano de matteo, Italy) – 71/100

The Golden Kingdom (Brian Perkins, USA) – 81/100

The Club (Pablo Larrain, Chile) – 77/100

Ninth Floor (Mina Shum, Canada) – 69/100

Reflection (Matsubayashi Yoju, Japan) – 80/100

Right Now, Wrong Then (Hong Sang-soo, South Korea) – 92/100

Brooklyn (John Crowley, Ireland/UK/Canada) – 74/100

45 Years (Andrew Haigh, UK) – 75/100

One Floor Below (Radu Muntean, Romania) – 58/100

Paradise (Sina Ataeian Dena, Iran) – 73/100

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About Kamran Ahmed

I have a Masters in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto. I work as a freelance writer and film critic in Vancouver. My writing is primarily distributed through Next Projection, an online film journal based in Toronto.
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